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how to get feaces from a non eating reptile?


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Posted by herpluver on April 24, 2003 at 07:55:41:

In Reply to: how to get feaces from a non eating reptile? posted by ritamcfarsons on April 24, 2003 at 06:52:34:

take the little guy to the vet, they can do a cloacle(sp?) wash, which is just a reptile enima. it should get them enough to test for parasites


:i have a nile monitor that i got/adopted from afrend who didn't want it anymore. he's very thin and won't eat. i need to get a sample of feacs to check them but how? i don't think i have much time left. if i force feed him it might be too stressfull for him and make things worse, and even if i do i would make him eat only a little and not enough for a fecal. can the vet treat him without a fecal? and how?

:thanks





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