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Trying to save a 5+ ft male "red" - won't eat & is very mean


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Posted by KristyN on April 08, 2003 at 02:16:37:

I got him from a pet store that had him returned by a customer because he wasn't eating. From what I understand, he was wild caught and may never have eaten in captivity aside from being force-fed. He will readily drink water from a spray bottle or a dish. He hides, and he's getting increasingly meaner.

I have given him worm medicine, which hasn't helped. I had one vet suggest he has mouth rot, but I can't see any evidence of it. I live in a very remote area and there are no vets that do herps. The vet I can use will prescribe and admimister something, but I don't know what to ask for. I suspect worms or parasites or something along those lines, but I don't have the expertise to know for sure.

Can anybody help? Is there an online vet I can contact or?

Thanks!

Here he is... this photo is older and he shows much more signs of not eating than this:





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