Aw, poor baby. I bet she will thrive for you. Definitely post progress pictures!
I really hope she does. And i will definitely post updates.
omg that poor baby. ;n;
definitely keep us updated. I’m glad she’s already gotten some food and water in with you. She still wants to fight =)
Some things I’ve picked up over the years working with these guys…
If she’s eating waxworms no problem, try to get her started on some small mealworms, small dubias or soldier fly larva. Small mealies and dubia because you don’t want to overstuff her with too much chitin too fast. The smaller ones aren’t as thick skinned. Waxies are just a bit too fatty and you want to be careful about how much of it she’s taking in. They also will sometimes be harder to get onto regular buggies. I jokingly used to call them fast food french fries for my leos.
One of the big issues I’ve seen with ones that are super skinny is they just don’t digest well. So as much as we wanna make them eat plenty, sometimes we need to take it slower. So if you see poop that looks like undigested food, ease her back a couple until she’s pooping better.
You can leave a little bottlecap with vitamins in with her and a second for calcium too.
Thank you i will be doing all those things. She will get a great variety of bugs. Will be crickets instead of dubias as i am in canada.
Oh! Same advice then! hahah. Smaller size to avoid those thick legs on those hoppers. Good luck!
Thank you ao much! Is is hard to look at her but im glad she is now being given a chance to live. I love this community and how supportive it is
@eyeashleigh I am so glad you found each other, those photos of before you got her almost made me cry. We had a leopard gecko a long time ago and it’s hard to even fathom one looking as poorly as Hope did. Hugs to you. Keep us updated!
I’m glad she’s in good hands now. I can’t wait to see the update with her progress in the upcoming months!
Oh my gosh, she’s just skin and bones, that poor thing. It’s hard for me to fathom how anyone can let an animal become that malnourished. Very glad she ended up with you, where she can finally get the love and care she deserves. I hope she pulls through.
Only 3 days in and i can already see a difference especially in her tail. I am so happy and amazed we are already seeing progress!
Oh wow! Little Hope’s tail is filling out nicely! Great care job @eyeashleigh! What a lovely little sweet girl!
Thank you I had to take a picture and compare them i thought my eyes were playing tricks on me since i see her so much lol
Even her back legs are looking a little better! Great progress!
Yes they do look better! That poor little thing looked so pitiful! How can people be so cruel?