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 Oh my gosh...prolapse (resolved, phew)

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PostSubject: Oh my gosh...prolapse (resolved, phew)   Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:32 pm

Oh my gosh.

I went to mist my geckos and discovered that one of my breeding males (in with a female) had a prolapsed hemipene. It was definitely prolapsed. I have seen hemipenes, well, quite a few times considering that I breed geckos. This one had come all the way out and would not go back in. He continued licking and biting at it. I quickly moved him to a sanitary tub with wet paper towels and heavily misted him.

Did some research, checking on him throughout, and after an hour the hemipene returned to its normal position.

I am extremely relieved. Correction often involves amputation and costs upwards of 300 dollars, assuming one can even find a vet to do it!
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my gosh...prolapse (resolved, phew)   Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:40 pm

glad to hear it turned out ok!
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my gosh...prolapse (resolved, phew)   Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:48 pm

All you have to do with a prolapsed hemipene is whisper in their ear that if they don't put it away the doctor will cut it off. Works with males of any species.
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my gosh...prolapse (resolved, phew)   Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:49 pm

roflmao!
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my gosh...prolapse (resolved, phew)   Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:53 pm

Lol, Zues, he must have heard me heading for the pair of scissors...
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my gosh...prolapse (resolved, phew)   Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:38 pm

Haha well congrats on the fix!
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my gosh...prolapse (resolved, phew)   Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:21 pm

Congrats it was not too bad of a problem
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my gosh...prolapse (resolved, phew)   Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:26 pm

You cought it in time..... Congrats I hate that as bad as retained eggs.
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my gosh...prolapse (resolved, phew)   Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:33 pm

Scary, glad the symptoms withdrew.
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my gosh...prolapse (resolved, phew)   Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:01 pm

My first experience with anything of that nature. Luckily none of my geckos have had to pay the vet a visit...thus far. Unfortunately in any hobby it is inevitable.
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