So a friend of mine just brought me his Gecko and to say its in bad shape is an understatement.
To start with, There is a knob right before the butt of his tail, its hard and feels like it could be bone
His midsection looks deflated when he leans up against the glass upright it looks very much like his back could be broken. He's not spry by any means but he moves all right for as bad as he looks.
Also, he is skinny as skinny can be, tail is tiny and shrunken. To take care of this problem I'm hand feeding him with a protein paste that helped my blind leopard back to health but I'm most worried about his back.
Even if I get him eating a good amount I'm wondering if his back is something that can heal?
Does anyone have any experience with possible broken backs? I know what everyone will say, "take him to the vet" and if possible will. But a vet will most likely tell me to keep doing as I'm going food wise, and if his back is broken I"m not sure what a vet would tell me. So lets try you guys first.
Thanks so much for you're help.
Here's to hoping I can nurse another one back to health.