- soft jawbone
- deformed arms/legs
- inability to lift chest off ground
- loss of appetite
- insufficient calcium or vitamin D3
Leopard geckos with mild cases MBD can usually be treated at home. Make sure to dust all insect feeders with a calcium + D3 supplement (we recommend Rep-Cal) and leave out a bottle cap full of powder for the gecko to lick from. In severe cases or if there is no improvement after 1 month, veterinary attention is required.
**Note: Unlike other gecko species, leopard geckos lack endolymphatic sacs for calcium storage, so checking their calcium reserves for MBD diagnosis is not an option.**
Metabolic Bone Disease is a disease of neglect. It is SO easy to prevent!