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Golden Gate Geckos will no longer be vending at Reptile Shows/Expos

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING:

 

"Understanding Reptile Parasites" - by Dr. Roger Klingenberg, DVM.

"Leopard Geckos - The Next Generation" - by Ron Tremper

"The Leopard Geckos Advisor" - by Ray Roehner

"The Leopard Gecko Manual" - by Phillipe de Vosjoli, et all

 

 

 

 

FINDING A REPTILE VETERINARIAN:

 

Herp Vet Connection: http://www.herpvetconnection.com

ARAV: (Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians) www.arav.org

In Your Area: http://www.inyourarea.net

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN GATE GECKOS SLURRY:

This slurry was developed years ago when I was trying to rehabilitate sick geckos. It has helped save the lives of many geckos, and is being recommended and used by many veterinarians and Universities now. Keep in mind that this slurry IS NOT medicine, nor will it cure anything! It is designed to be used as nutrition for anorexic geckos that are off-food and being treated by a veterinarian for a diagnosed clinical disease or illness. Here is my recipe for the mixture:


In a blender, combine:

1 small can Hill's A/D pet food (available at most vets)

OR

6 oz. prepared Oxbow Carnivore Care (available at most vets)

1 small jar baby food squash

¼ cup Ensure (not chocolate)

¼ cup Pedialite

Contents of 2 capsules Milk Thistle (herbal supplement, liver purifier, found at most drug stores)

1/2 tsp. each calcium powder and herp vitamin powder

3-5 X-large handfuls of mealworms or medium superworms, added slowly while mixture is blending

Puree all ingredients until completely smooth, adding mealworms until mixture is the consistency of milkshake. Pour into ice cube tray and freeze. Store frozen cubes in a zip-lock bag in the freezer until ready to use, then thaw out 1 cube at a time in the empty baby food jar at room temperature. Keep thawed slurry in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days, washing the jar and lid thoroughly after each batch.

Using this mixture, draw a full 1ml dropper (eye dropper type) for adults, and 1/2 dropper for juveniles, and place a drop on the gecko's nose, and avoid plugging the nostrils. Be patient and do not force-feed! The gecko will lick it off its nose, and as it does, slowly squeeze out a little at a time as the gecko licks it. Be careful not to let the gecko choke, allowing for time to swallow. Most geckos love this food, and will lap it up. Patience is a key factor!


* On margarita or daiquiri night, NEVER tell anyone you put worms in the blender!!!

 
 
 
     
 

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