Edward the Spotted Velvet Gecko - 27th October 2012
Age: Adult Sex: Unknown Weight: 13g
Found: In a house at Reesville with a missing tail after being attacked by a cat.
Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by the pet owner.
Veterinary Assessment: Geckos drop their tails as a natural defence mechanism to escape from predators, and it seems to have worked for Edward! He was moving well, with just a few lacerations on his body.
Treatment: Dr Robyn cleaned and flushed Edward's wounds and glued the lacerations closed. Edward was also administered pain relief and antibiotics.
Future: Edward will be released back into the wild after about ten days in care, and will return to the same area.
AZWH Fact: These geckos are incredibly attractive, but very secretive! This is the first spotted velvet gecko on record at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
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