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06-22-2002, 09:46 PM
my leopard gekos have begun 2 hatch but one was born completly blind! for the past few weeks, i have been force feeding it babyfood with vitamin powder mixed in but it is wasting away....:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:! WHAT SHOULD I DO!?!?!?!?!?!?!?<img src="http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>:(:(:(:(:(:!?!? it is too stuborn 2 b force fed crikets and is starting 2 get weak. is it posible for it 2 live a long and happy life being blind (if it survives)? it is about 2 weeks old and any help regarding this situation would be apreciated. i dont want this little guy 2 die but i dont want it 2 suffer. PLEASE, HELP, ASAP!!!!!!! -THANX
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Mike and Erica @ MotherGecko
06-23-2002, 12:07 AM
Tyler, Im so sorry to hear about the little one. &nbsp;Its a difficult thing to decide when it comes to having to let go or push on. &nbsp;You need to take in account a lot of things when deciding what to do with this very unfourtunate problem. &nbsp;It is possible for Leopard geckos to live blind. &nbsp;If the gecko wont eat on its own it will need to be force fed or hand fed possibly its entire life, thats a possible 25 or so lifespan and quite a commitment. &nbsp;If it deems nessacary to have to put the animal down see a Vet for the most humane way possible so the little one can have a moment of peace before departure. &nbsp;I can't make the decision of what to do for you, but I can say I have been in your shoes and had to make that very same decision. &nbsp;Just think of the animals welfare, and think with your heart and you'll figure it out. &nbsp;Again sorry for your troubles.......Michael

Arboreals of the Rainforest
06-23-2002, 10:48 AM
You may also want to take into account that maybe something else is wrong. &nbsp;What I mean is that the obvious blind defect is a genteic birth defect. &nbsp;It is highly possible that an internal genetic defect may be present that you are not aware of. &nbsp;Thus causing him to be wasting away and not eating. &nbsp;It could be some sort of malabsorption disorder or chemical imbalance in his system. &nbsp;The unfortunate possibilities are endless. &nbsp;You have a tough choice to make and I dont envy you at all. &nbsp;I had to make a very similar choice with a few snakes and ultimately had them put down.

Good luck.