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Posted by LeosAnonymous on May 08, 2003 at 09:38:26:
Last night I was checking on the eggs as usual and noticed that one (very close to hatch date) had developed a growth. I've never quite seen anything like it, the growth was about the size of a medium grape, very strange.
Well I decided that since it was obvious the egg was going to die, I would try and save the little gecko by cutting the egg. I carefully opened the egg with an exacto knife and removed the baby. I expected it would be dead, as I have NEVER seen any growth of this size on a healthy egg. Well to my surprize the little gecko's tail started to move, within a minute it was walking around like a perfectly healthy little hatchling. Very cool feeling!
Well I've never cut a live leopard gecko out of an egg before, so I was wondering if any of you had some advice on caring for a pre-mature hatchling. She is of regular size and looks to be doing well. The only concern I have is the presence of a very large yolk sac. It is much larger than any yolk sac I have ever seen on a hatchling. Also she seems a little disoriented when walking, probably because she was not scheduled to hatch yet?
I'm planning keeping her in this deli cup with wet paper towels for a few days, or at least until she absorbs that sac.
If anyone had any advice what-so-ever on what I could do to increase her chances of growing up to be a healthy little hatchling I would greatly appreciate it.
I have to say that was the coolest feeling when she started walking around after I cut her out of the egg. I was sure she would be dead. Definately makes you feel good inside. And to think I almost just threw it in the trash assuming it was dead, thank god I had a change of heart.
Ross Payan - www.LeosAnonymous.com