Category: Ask A Vet

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Herp Spinal Injury

My lizard took a leap from my hands and landed on the floor about 3 feet below. He seemed fine; however, when I put him back into his tank, he was dra [...]

Snake Virus Paramyxovirus

I had a 5-month-old ball python that has died of, I’ve been told, “parvo mixa.” I cannot find any information on this disease. Pl [...]

Anorexic Leopard Gecko

I was told my lizards have worms and was prescribed Panacur, which I’ve administered now for a week without any change in condition. What else can I d [...]

Monitor Lizard Nails

I live in South Africa where there are no specialized reptile veterinarians that can assist me with my monitor lizard (Varanus albigularis) problem [...]

Hypocalcemic Herp

My lizard has many problems after a fall. What is wrong with it? [...]

Garter Snake Won't Drink

Young albino garter snake won't drink and spits clear fluid. [...]

Constipated Lizard

My leopard gecko is sick. After taking him to a local vet, we are now warm-water soaking him, force feeding him, and providing a laxative. He still, [...]

Donating Herps For Research

My daughter's lizard recently died. She is storing it in a plastic bag in the freezer. Can we donate it for research and to whom? [...]

Coughing Lizard

Q: I have a male green iguana and he has a cough. Can they get colds from humans? How can this be treated? I am very concerned and care for him as [...]

My lizard has not eaten since I got her, and she also has a bottlejaw, which I think is from hypoproteinemia due to parasites. Can you help?

I am a veterinary student from South Africa and a keen reptile hobbyist. I am battling to find information on protein deficiency in bearded dragons [...]

Dried Out Turtle Shell

I will try to help you with your box turtle. I don’t have a lot to go on, but my suspicion is that the water soaking isn’t causing the [...]

Gasping Reptile

It looks like my red-eared slider is stretching out her neck and trying to swallow like she has something stuck in her throat. She holds her front [...]

Lizard Foot Lump

My grandson's reptile has a lump on his foot and wants to know what it might be? [...]

Herp Everted Hemipenis

I noticed my lizard has a large bump on his underside near where the tail connects to his body. [...]
Bearded Dragon Seizures

Bearded Dragon Seizures

What causes my bearded dragon to suffer seizures, and how can I prevent them? [...]

Herps And Cancer

Can a bearded dragon get cancer in its leg? If so, should the leg be amputated? Yes, all lizards and herps can develop cancer. I suspect you a [...]

Lizard With Soft Stool

My reptile's stool is sort of soft. Is this a problem? And if so, what can I do about it? [...]

Screaming Lizard

Today I picked up my reptile and she started screaming and when I put her down she kept screaming and running around and twisting her body. What could [...]

Herp Lacking Vitamin A

I bought a baby turtle a month ago. She has been doing fine until today when I noticed that her eyes are not shining as usual. Her eyelids are somehow [...]
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