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When To Take You Reptile To The Vet

Learning the behavior of your reptile is important. This is the start of knowing the signs of illness in your reptile.

Rasping, breathing, and wheezing are signs of respiratory infections. Bubbles coming out the nose and a gasping mouth show the reptile are uncomfortable and may have pneumonia. By the time the infection has reached this far it cannot get rid of this by themselves and need to see a vet.

p>Fungus growing on the reptile are scabs or spores everywhere. Proper cleanliness and care will prevent this.

Swollen eyes are caused by an imbalance of vitamins and possibly starvation.

Dehydration is fatal. Your reptile needs moisture inside and out. Their skin is thin and the moisture keeps it warm.

External parasites such as ticks and mites can be taken care of by medication. Ticks need removed and killed.

Unresponsiveness is when the amphibian is close to death. If the reptile sleeps a lot tap the tail lightly with a long object to see if it will move. If it does, get to the vet immediately.

Many of the following are also signs that need immediate attention.

Starvation is when the reptile won’t eat or hasn’t been fed.

A vitaminsosis is when the reptile is lacking some of their vitamins and minerals.

Muscles shutdown when the temperature is too cold. The animal just can’t move it gets totally paralyzed.

Other things of concern are prolonged time of not eating, mechanical damage such as burns, bites or broken skin.

There are so many illnesses with amphibians that need to be treated by a vet. You as an owner cannot treat the reptile. All the illnesses and sicknesses or symptoms and distress on the reptile are fatal and should not be taken lightly.

Some of these symptoms are difficult to detect. The more you watch the habits of your reptile the more you will see how the reptile is and will be able to spot when it is not feeling well.

When caring for your reptile you should be watching for symptoms of stress, this can save its life. The care, maintenance, and handling your reptile it is important to look over your reptile it is important to look over your reptile, to watch for any problems it may be having. If you notice any change in eating, color of skin, texture of skin, or sleeping habits, take your reptile to the vet immediately.