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Re: Trying to save a 5+ ft male


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Posted by Brian-SFCRC on April 08, 2003 at 08:30:25:

In Reply to: Trying to save a 5+ ft male posted by KristyN on April 08, 2003 at 02:16:37:

Kristy,

By the way,

I Couldn't see evidence of mouthrot either in the picture. But
the tip of his tonque appears inflamed somewhat. So something could be going on but not mouthrot from what I see.

Brian
SFCRC


: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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