Question by  PsyKickRuhYn (32)

What could be some reason my gecko is paralyzed?

I don't know how or why he got injured but now he can't move.


Answer by  kittymum (142)

It sounds like your gecko is impacted. This happens when reptiles ingest a food item (or something else) that is too large. Get him to a reptile vet immediately.


Answer by  wallaby78 (2293)

Perhaps your gecko fell or was roughly handled by someone. If he is unable to move at all he will probably need to be put down soon to avoid him dying a slow death.


Answer by  HKitten (39)

Your gecko may not be getting the right nutrition which could be making the gecko weak, and seem paralyzed. At times not getting the right nutrients can lead to weakening of the bones. The best thing you can do for your gecko, is take it to the vet.


Answer by  JeffDavies (26)

How active your gecko is depends greatly on the temperature in the vivarium. Are you sure it's not too cold in there? If it is he will stay still.


Answer by  matt42 (149)

The most common reason for geckos being paralyzed is a birth defect this is most common in the leopard gecko family, and try not to drop them that helps too.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

The food may not be digesting properly you need to take the lizard to the vet in case it is something really serious that is causing it because being paralyzed is not normal.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

First off, you should go to a vet who's qualified to work on reptiles. It's possible that your gecko is dehydrated. Try spoon-feeding it water.

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