Natalie asked in PetsReptiles · 1 month ago

HELP!! my leopard gecko has a broken toe and there’s no reptile vet near me, what should i do? do i just let it heal?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It may sound cruel but biologists mark lizards and release them by cutting off some of their toes, to identify them. Missing one or two toes does not make any difference to a lizard's ability to hunt, carry on daily activities, survive or reproduce. You can cut it off with a nail clipper or let it heal. If it shows signs of infection, just treat it with hydrogen peroxide. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Toes of any species are very difficult to fix. The generally accepted practice is to bind it as carefully as possible and let it heal. 

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