EVERYONE KNOWS FROZEN AND HOW ELSA SANG LET IT GO WELL THIS ELSA SANG EGGGGG IT GOOOOOOO!!!
Elsa is a four year old gecko and her mum noticed that she was putting on weight even though she wouldn’t eat her food. When Elsa was examined it was seen that she was physically swollen in her abdomen and an x-ray confirmed why. As you can see from the x ray and the invert contrast Elsa appeared to be egg bound.
It could easily be seen from the x-rays the area that appeared to be egg shaped was far bigger than the area of the pelvis that Elsa could pass. We did have medical options which were not successful so we were left with one option to spay her.
I had never spayed a gecko before so I was honest with the owner and said I would give it ago – hey, I never spayed a cat until I did my first one so after a lot of research, advice from peers and even old fashioned book reading we were ready.
Thankfully the op went well amazingly Elsa had four large eggs removed and she was spayed so hopefully no future problems. After the spay we weighed the eggs and they were 1.6g and Elsa weighed 3.4g so nearly half her body weight in eggs (see in the above photo how skinny Elsa was and then swollen in her belly).
From the x-ray I was only expecting to remove two large eggs so had a surprise when there were more of them.
The eggs are outlined in blue (I know who knew the other side was worse!). The shaded yellow part is Elsa’s lungs which meant that not only were they occupying all her abdomen meaning she didn’t want to eat they were starting to compress her lungs so she was struggling to breath.
As more of Elsa’s reserves would go into her eggs it was only ever going to get harder for her.
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