Picked up a strong UVB bulb, liquid calcium which I have put in her water and spray bottle, powdered calcium with D3 for her food, and guava mix to encourage her to actually EAT her food. So far, she has eaten and drank. I noticed her toes are very stiff and she’s having trouble moving around and…
Everyone has given you advice you just refuse to take it. As a person who has a rescue with MBD, I’m telling you to bring this animal to a vet. Don’t wait until your animal is fatally sick to finally get your husbandry right. This animal could have had a long and happy life and you denied him that. Even with proper treatment and surgery he’s never going to get that.
It’s a little late to start overloading on the calcium isn’t it? Damage is already done. That isn’t what your pet needs at this moment. Bring it to a vet or give it up to someone who WILL BRING IT TO A VET. No excuses.
I didn’t deny her of shit, you insensitive assholes. Don’t give me your backhanded advice as if I fucking purposely hurt my pet. OBVIOUSLY I was ignorant of the specific vitamins she required, so FUCK YOU for being so fucking rude. And I have spoken to an expert already, there is no replacing lost calcium at this stage in mbd. She can’t feed herself and is in pain, my best bet at this point is to have her humanely euthanized. Once again though, fuck anyone who commented on this in a degrading matter. I asked for advice, not your nasty commentS
I’m going to repeat something that has been said over and over. Unintentional or uninformed animal abuse is STILL animal abuse. There is no excuse for the condition that this animal has been left in. Do you realize how severe this MBD has to be for the jaw to just snap like that? You did deny your pet of a lot of things. You denied this geck of a healthy life. You denied this geck of health and good husbandry. Yes, you were ignorant of the vitamins she required, but you shouldn’t have been. You should have researched until your mind was numb the care requirements for an animal like this. You should have researched until you could explain to someone in detail how to PROPERLY take care of one before even buying the animal.
You shouldn’t have asked for advice. You shouldn’t have sat around blogging for advice instead of going with the obvious option. If your entire jaw dislocated and was just hanging there, would you sit down and ask the Internet for a solution? No. You’d go to a god damn doctor.
This gecko should not have to die from this.
Do the herpetoculture world a favor and avoid getting another animal in the future if they’re so invaluable to you that you’ll avoid vet treatment or…you know…try to sell them for fucking weed.
Nobody with internet access can honestly claim ignorance of how to take basic care of their pet. For example, what to feed it??
It’s not ignorance, it’s willful ignorance- it’s indifference.
Because when you can do this
There is absolutely no excuse for being “uneducated” or not knowing.