GGG Slurry/Gecko Soup Recipe

lillith

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One of the closest non-prescription approximations I have found is Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Chicken & Liver Pate Formula. It does have some carrots and eggs, so I would opt for the turkey or chicken baby food.
Here's what it looks like:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SVqjiad-L._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Here's more info (halfway down page):
http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/catformulas/NB_CatCanned.html

The supplemental nutrient profile is nearly identical.
I have used this substitute successfully with my geckos.
It isn't preferable, but will do in a pinch.
 

Jheuloh

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LeopardGeckoGirly; I believe the "Soup" recipe is for nursing extremely ill geckos back to health - an emergency, life-sustaining food.
 

KrakenQueen

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Would there be any detriment in using the turkey/chicken versus squash/pumpkin babyfoods? Or is it a matter of preference?
 

Khrysty

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can i know what is the function of this slurry??i mean if out gecko sick,then we give them this soup??
Geckos will *usually* eat the slurry when they'll eat nothing else. So the function is to keep their weight up (or to help them gain weight) when nothing else is helping
 

nmallory

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What temp should the soup be when serving? Also, what should its consistency be? It seems very thick, almost like a paste, did i make it wrong
 

robin

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just to remind you guys this is not a fix for a sick gecko. it is to be used in conjunction with a vets medical advice. if your gecko is so ill that it needs this, then it is sick enough that it needs to see a vet.
 

Khrysty

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What temp should the soup be when serving? Also, what should its consistency be? It seems very thick, almost like a paste, did i make it wrong
Cold or room-temp is fine. Doesn't have to be warm. The thicker, the better, I've found. Some geckos will lick it straight from a spoon. Others will take it easier if you dab a bit around their mouth. They'll lick it up after a while (or try to wipe it off on you)
 

fl_orchidslave

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I wanted to add that an easy way to feed the slurry is to place the gecko in an empty 6qt tub. It gives them the security of a small confined space, yet plenty of room to move around, and easily cleaned when they wipe their messy little face on the sides. Simple to place the spoon to their tongue when they start licking slurry off their nose without having to hold them. And if any other med is given it can be put on the spoon where they're licking.
 

Golden Gate Geckos

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GGG Slurry

This slurry was created for convalescing geckos to provide nutrition and help non-feeding geckos produce a stool for a veterinarian to examine. It will not cure anything.

I created this slurry after having 17 out of 24 of my geckos die from mycotoxic poisoning from the crickets they were eating. My own vet, and many others, as well as UC Davis, Texan A&M, and the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada recommend this slurry for non-feeding geckos.

The Hill's A/D is a pasteurized, meat-based, high calorie and protein base for this slurry. The baby food squash is a good source of complex carbohydrates that tends to bind in the intestines... keeping the food in there longer for better absorption. The mealworms provide a more natural insectivorous food, and offers roughage and fiber for proper elimination through the bowels. The Pedialite provides necessary electrolytes for dehydrated and malnourished geckos.

I'm sure there could be substitutes for these ingredients, but they have been proven as they are to provide necessary balanced nutritional emergency aid for geckos that are under the care of a qualified vet for any reason that would cause the animal to go off food.
 

fuzzylogix

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This slurry was created for convalescing geckos to provide nutrition and help non-feeding geckos produce a stool for a veterinarian to examine. It will not cure anything.

I created this slurry after having 17 out of 24 of my geckos die from mycotoxic poisoning from the crickets they were eating. My own vet, and many others, as well as UC Davis, Texan A&M, and the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada recommend this slurry for non-feeding geckos.

The Hill's A/D is a pasteurized, meat-based, high calorie and protein base for this slurry. The baby food squash is a good source of complex carbohydrates that tends to bind in the intestines... keeping the food in there longer for better absorption. The mealworms provide a more natural insectivorous food, and offers roughage and fiber for proper elimination through the bowels. The Pedialite provides necessary electrolytes for dehydrated and malnourished geckos.

I'm sure there could be substitutes for these ingredients, but they have been proven as they are to provide necessary balanced nutritional emergency aid for geckos that are under the care of a qualified vet for any reason that would cause the animal to go off food.
great post Marcia. Thanks!
 

fl_orchidslave

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This slurry was created for convalescing geckos to provide nutrition and help non-feeding geckos produce a stool for a veterinarian to examine. It will not cure anything.

I created this slurry after having 17 out of 24 of my geckos die from mycotoxic poisoning from the crickets they were eating. My own vet, and many others, as well as UC Davis, Texan A&M, and the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada recommend this slurry for non-feeding geckos.

The Hill's A/D is a pasteurized, meat-based, high calorie and protein base for this slurry. The baby food squash is a good source of complex carbohydrates that tends to bind in the intestines... keeping the food in there longer for better absorption. The mealworms provide a more natural insectivorous food, and offers roughage and fiber for proper elimination through the bowels. The Pedialite provides necessary electrolytes for dehydrated and malnourished geckos.

I'm sure there could be substitutes for these ingredients, but they have been proven as they are to provide necessary balanced nutritional emergency aid for geckos that are under the care of a qualified vet for any reason that would cause the animal to go off food.
Marcia, I'm not sure why people don't understand this. I've used your wonderful recipe with many rehabs and had good results.
 

Jennie

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I am currently using this recipe for my non-feeding gecko (not including the Hill's A/D since I'm having a hard time finding it). Shes been eating it just fine! My question is, how much should I be feeding her per day. At the moment I am just giving her as much as she is willing to eat. Is there a set amount?
 

Golden Gate Geckos

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Depending on the weight of the gecko, I usually give adults 1ml 1-2 times a day. Smaller portions and more often seem to work best. I think feeding them as much as they will eat is OK for adults, but babies are known to gorge themselves and regurgitate.
 
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