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My Leopard Gecko is Not Eating

My leopard gecko ran away and now that I found her again, she won't eat. Why is this?

White Tortoise Feces

Why is my tortoise’s feces white?

Bearded Dragon Will Not Eat

My bearded dragon recently stopped eating and I was wondering what would cause this?

Snake Winter Anorexia

Do ball pythons typically go through a hibernation state during the winter?

Leopard Gecko Heating and Care

Can I heat my leopard gecko with just an undertank heat strip?

Leopard Gecko Eye Problem

My leopard gecko can’t open his eye.

Can we give medication to our reptiles by putting the meds inside feeders, such as a pinky mouse?

Chinese Water Dragon With Mouth Lump

My female Chinese water dragon has a strange whitish lump on the outside of her mouth.


An injured crocodile was taken to surgery, and about four hours, four plates and 41 stainless steel screws later, “RoboCroc,” was reborn.

Why is my African fat-tailed gecko lethargic and eating less?

Why is my African fat-tailed gecko lethargic and eating less?

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 do?

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?

Basilisk Belly Irritation

What is the red irritation on my basilisk's belly?

How do I clip my monitor lizard’s nails?

How can you tell the difference between a herp injury and a disease?

Can a lizard get cancer in its leg? If so, should the leg be amputated?

I cannot find any information on the Snake Virus Paramyxovirus. Can you help?

Turtle With Worms: I have noticed a very thin, white-clear, stringlike material coming out of my reptile's cloaca. What is this?

Ball Python Refusing to Eat

Why is my ball python snake refusing to eat?

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 swollen. What's wrong?

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 swollen. What's wrong?

It looks like my turtle is stretching out her neck and trying to swallow like she has something stuck in her throat. What could this be?

What causes, and how do you treat, a dried out turtle shell?

Leopard Gecko Everted Hemipenis

I noticed my lizard has a large bump on his underside near where the tail connects to his body.

My map turtle is sneezing and breathing through its mouth. What Should I do?

Reptile Calcium Deficiency

My reptile has been diagnosed with a swollen mouth and throat, and a calcium deficiency.

Lizard Foot Lump

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

Painted turtle with soggy, white feet. How do I treat the condition?

Preventing Herp Breeding

Is it possible to castrate a reptile?

Swollen Chameleon Eye

I take good care of my lizard. Any ideas on what causes his eye to be swollen?

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?

Ball Python Won't Eat

How can I get my ball python to eat?

Can reptiles get colds?

Circling Iguana

Why is my iguana walking around in circles?

Do Reptiles Get Hemorrhoids?

Do reptiles get hemorrhoids?

Tortoise Personal Health Issue

I am concerned because my reptile has been dragging his privates all day.

Ball Python Blister Disease

My ball python's belly appears to have blisters and orange dots. Is this blister disease?

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 be wrong?

Do Snakes Fart?

Do snakes pass gas?

Lizard Limb Injury

My herp was bleeding from his right back leg like he scraped it and he has humps in his back kind of like he fell. What should I do?

Constipated Lizard...What Should I do?

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, however, has not defecated. Also, the skin behind his anal slit is very swollen. What should I do?

Lizard With Swollen Jaw and Leg, Losing Weight

My reptile looks like it has renal failure. Is there anything that i can do to help him get better?

Hypocalcemic Herp

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

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?

Garter Snake Won't Drink

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

Breeding Bearded Dragons

What's involved with breeding bearded dragon lizards?

Baby Gecko Lizard Not Eating

Should you force-feed a reptile that won't eat?

Why won't my reptile eat? Is it because of the new surroundings?

Margaret A. Wissman explains why an albino leopard gecko might not be feeding regularly.

Are There Other Ways To Identify Your Reptile Without Microchips?

Learning to identify reptiles without the use of microchips.

The rat I fed my snake left a small scratch wound. How can I treat this?

Reptile Not Growing

Why is my lizard not eating or growing any larger?

Is Distilled Water bad for herps?

Never use distilled water for pet herps.

Reptile Cloacal Prolapse

My lizard looks like her insides are hanging out.

Reptile Shedding Problems

What do you do when your reptile doesn't fully shed or has shedding problems?

I have a red-eared slider that I might have to euthanize, and I was wondering how exactly is that done on reptiles?

How do you prevent internal parasites in lizards?

The right side of my reptile's mouth, under the chin, has become swollen. His mouth is seeping pus that is slightly pink. What is it?

There are small bumps on the underside of my bearded dragon’s rear. Could you tell me what you think this could be?

Bearded Dragons Sick

Can beetles that come in with the crickets harm my reptiles?

Diseases Passed From Reptiles to Humans

Can coccidia be passed to humans from a bearded dragon?

My corn snake has soft lumps on either side of his body just before the vent. What is this?

What are the proper steps in diagnosing and getting rid of worms and red leg in frogs?

How do you treat a turtle or tortoise prolapse?

Lizard Mouth Abscess and Swelling With Fluid

There is a lot of fluid around my lizard's neck and lower jaw. What could this be? I have looked at pictures of mouth rot and this looks nothing like that at all.

Lizard Toe and Claw Injury

Should I be worried about my chameleon's abnormal claw?

Reptile Wound Care

Is it dangerous if the feeder nips the reptile?

Lizard Mouth Sores

My fat-tailed gecko lizard has had sores around his mouth, and they have been creeping up toward his nose for several months now. What is wrong?

Why is the ear membrane bulging outward in my herp?

Green Anole Lizard Swollen Eye

My lizard's left eye has become swollen and closed completely.

Gopher Snake Not Eating

My gopher snake doesn't eat much, and sometimes he strikes at food and misses.

Lizard With Metabolic Bone Disease

My bearded dragon will not move at all. When it does move, it can only move its front legs. What is wrong?

Snake Skin Peel and Vitamin C Deficiency

My reptile had scale rot and now the skin peels off to the muscle. What is wrong?

Lizard With Large Lump on Head

I noticed a very large lump by my lizard's ear. It goes from the bottom of the ear to the top of her head. Could this be a calcium problem? Will this go away on its own?

My terrapin turtle won't take food. He is suffering from edema and was given a vitamin A injection yesterday. What should I do?

Lizard with Swollen Leg and Abnormal Spine

My vet mentioned that she saw an abnormality in my reptile's spine in the pelvic region, but dismissed it as an old injury. But now I wonder if it has to do with my herp's leg problem. Can you help?

Lizard With Lumps Behind Ears

My lizard has lumps or bulges right behind his ears. The right side lump is larger then the left. What is it?

Snake Yawning or Gaping

My reptile seems to gape for air. What could be wrong with it?

Lizard Rear Legs Appear Paralyzed

Our iguana has stopped walking and his back legs seem useless. What is wrong with him?

Can a missing tail cause reproductive problems in reptiles?

Lizard With Bloody Red Eyes

My bearded dragon's eyes are red and look like they are dripping blood, but with no liquid or crust. Could my reptile be sick?

Is a runny nose in a herp the sign of a cold?

Symptoms for Inclusion Body Disease in Snakes

My snake won't eat and seems lethargic, what's wrong with him?

Lizard Losing Toes

My lizard keeps losing its front toes.

Green Anole Lizard Color Changes

I have a large male green anole that won’t turn green.

Iguana Coloration

Should you be able to see through the dewlap of a green iguana?

Ball Python Snake Underbelly Redness

I have noticed recently that the underside of my ball python at about halfway down (from the middle of her body to her tail) has a reddish tint to it.

Lizard Eye Problems With Redness and Cloudiness

Could my reptile have cataracts, or is it an infection in the eye?

Lizards Not Eating

Why have my geckos and iguanas stopped eating as much?

Neutering an Aggressive Iguana Lizard

The only time my iguana becomes aggressive is around breeding season. I've read conflicting opinions about whether neutering will help this problem. What is your opinion?

Sick Baby Bearded Dragon With Broken Tail

What can cause a lizard to lose its tail?

Sluggish Mali Uromastyx Lizard

My reptile has sand clumped around his nostrils, kind of like a runny nose. What could this be?

Lizard Prolapse From Cloaca

I was wondering what I should do about this thing sticking out of my lizard’s cloaca? Is it a prolapse?

Lizard Leg Injury and Calcium Deficiency

I just bought a lizard, and it jumped off my sofa last night. This morning I noticed it has a swollen knee and cannot bend it!

Reptile Vomiting and Regurgitating

I have noticed one of my female lizards coughing and regurgitating her food, roughly five to 10 minutes after feeding. What could be the problem?

Lizard With Swollen Toe

I have a bearded dragon with a swollen toe.

Snake Eye Problem With Inflammation

Does my snake have a retained eye cap?

Lizard with Swollen Leg and Red Dots

My reptile has little pinkish dots on his ankle and his rear leg was swollen. What is wrong with him?

Gecko Lizard Diagnosed with Cryptosporidiosis

Is there a cure for my reptile's ailment? I'd like a second opinion.

Chameleon With Blood-filled Sacs Around Eyes

What could blood-filled lumps under my chameleon's eyes be?

Pet Reptile Attacked By Another Animal

Our lizard is not eating after being bit by another animal. What can we do?

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