bubbles?

bubbles?

Postby geckolover » Fri May 23, 2014 8:23 pm

Hi

I recently notice my baby gecko has some that look like air bubbles under its front legs is this normal?
sex unknown but look like it could be a girl if that helps
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Re: bubbles?

Postby Futuristic Gecko's » Fri May 23, 2014 9:15 pm

Hi geckolover

The person to answer your question theoretically the best would be Morne (Docmorie).

Those bubbles is called lymphatic storage sacks if i remember correctly, it swells up when the available nutrients is too much for the metabolic rate of the gecko, make sure the temps is correct and even raise it by 1-2 C' to speed up the metabolic rate and feed a little less or smaller meals until it disappears. Not a big concern for the moment being but if let alone it could cause problems later on.
Hope you can get something out of that explanation. Keep us posted on the progress it makes.

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Re: bubbles?

Postby Animaniacs » Fri May 23, 2014 10:38 pm

100% Futuristic.
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Re: bubbles?

Postby geckolover » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:08 pm

Hi
Thanks for answering to my post,
I've increased temperature and now I've change to 3 - 4 cricket and feed 3 mealworm as a treat one day only (before 7 and 2 - 3 mealworms in one feeding)
So far I've seen the bubbles decrease a little bit
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Re: bubbles?

Postby Futuristic Gecko's » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:53 pm

Thats brilliant geckolover, i used to have the exact same issues with some of my leos, my adults now only get fed 3 times a week, 10 mealworms at a time and every alternative feeding i offer 2 dubia roaches.
Keep up with what you are doing.

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