Center-Sinai Animal Hospital
Serving the Los Angeles Community since 1969
10737 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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Both my Leopard Gecko's legs were broken this morning. What caused this?
And what can I do?
Dear Dr. Baum --
Both my leopard Gecko's legs are dragging. I
don't know what could have caused him to break both his legs at the
same time. He was just like this when I woke up and he has a small
cut on his leg too! It's weird.
Rochester, New York
Obviously, trauma to the back or legs is responsible. The question
is, how much trauma did it take? Many reptiles suffer from metabolic
bone disease resulting from a diet which is too low in calcium, or
in which the dietary calcium cannot be adequately absorbed due to
lack of the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D-1. This deficiency causes
the bones to weaken resulting in pathological fractures. You can
make sure you are providing enough Vitamin D-1 for your gecko by
exposing him to sunlight, and there are also special full light
spectrum light bulbs you can install over the terrarium.
Note to visitors: You might also want to check
these links about treating gecko injuries:
Ask Dr. Baum: My
Gecko's Leg's Dragging!
Another gecko issue: Lady gecko's shedding skin covered broken
limbs. What to do?
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