Q. We came home and are fat tailed gecko was on his back barely alive he is very skinny and looks unhealthy has been skinny and unhealthy,can we help?

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A. Confirm proper environmental conditions (temp, humidity, lighting). Low temps can affect activity and appetite. Soak him in a warm bath for 10-15 minutes. Use a 50/50 dilution of water and unflavored PediaLyte. Offer appropriately sized, gut loaded crickets or mealworms. Dust them daily with a calcium supplement and weekly with a vitamin supplement. If he doesn't improve, see an experienced herp vet to rule out infection, injury, intestinal parasites, GI impaction or other conditions.

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