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The Vet Report: Inclusion Body Disease

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.

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?

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

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

Basilisk Belly Irritation

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

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

How do I clip my monitor lizard’s nails?

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

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

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

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?

Garter Snake Won't Drink

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

Ball Python Won't Eat

How can I get my ball python to eat?

Lizard Foot Lump

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

Hypocalcemic Herp

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

Reptile Calcium Deficiency

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

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?

Swollen Chameleon Eye

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

Ball Python Refusing to Eat

Why is my ball python snake refusing to eat?

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?

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?

Ball Python Blister Disease

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

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?

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?

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

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?

Leopard Gecko Everted Hemipenis

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

Do Reptiles Get Hemorrhoids?

Do reptiles get hemorrhoids?

Can reptiles get colds?

Do Snakes Fart?

Do snakes pass gas?

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?

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

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

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?

Circling Iguana

Why is my iguana walking around in circles?

Tortoise Personal Health Issue

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

Preventing Herp Breeding

Is it possible to castrate a reptile?

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.

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

Is Distilled Water bad for herps?

Never use distilled water for pet herps.

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?

Diseases Passed From Reptiles to Humans

Can coccidia be passed to humans from a bearded dragon?

How do you prevent internal parasites in lizards?

Reptile Not Growing

Why is my lizard not eating or growing any larger?

Reptile Shedding Problems

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

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

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

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

Bearded Dragons Sick

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

Reptile Cloacal Prolapse

My lizard looks like her insides are hanging out.

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

Lizard Prolapse

My reptile appears to have a prolapse. Is there anything I can do to keep him comfortable before his vet appointment?

Sick Baby Bearded Dragon With Broken Tail

What can cause a lizard to lose its tail?

Lizard With Lump or Abscess Over Eye

My reptile isn't eating and has a bump over his eye. What should I do?

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?

Ball Python Snake Not Eating

I moved my ball python snake into a new terrarium and now he is not eating. What is wrong with him?

Green Anole Lizard Swollen Eye

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

Sluggish Mali Uromastyx Lizard

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

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?

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?

Lizard Losing Toes

My lizard keeps losing its front toes.

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 Toe and Claw Injury

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

Lizards Not Eating

Why have my geckos and iguanas stopped eating as much?

Lizard Eye Problems With Swelling

My reptiles eyelids are closing up. What should I do?

Gecko Lizard Diagnosed with Cryptosporidiosis

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

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.

Why is the ear membrane bulging outward in my herp?

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?

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?

Snake Yawning or Gaping

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

Chameleon With Blood-filled Sacs Around Eyes

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

My Corn Snake is Regurgitating its Food

Gopher Snake Not Eating

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

Reptile Wound Care

Is it dangerous if the feeder nips the reptile?

Symptoms for Inclusion Body Disease in Snakes

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

Chameleon Lizard Lying On Side and Dark In Color

What could be wrong with my chameleon?

Iguana Coloration

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

Lizard Eye Problems With Redness and Cloudiness

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

Green Anole With Lumps Around Ears

Another case of a green anole lizard with lumps around the ears.

Monitor Not Eating and Having Diarrhea

Why does my savannah monitor lizard shake and have loose stool?

Sungazer Lizard With Metabolic Bone Disease

Our lizard seems to have lost the ability to move his back legs and tail. What's wrong?

Lizard Rear Legs Appear Paralyzed

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

Snake Egg Binding or Dystocia

If a snake has been egg-bound and surgically helped through the problem the first time, what are the chances of the snake becoming egg bound again?

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?

Ivermectin Treatment for Snake With Mites

Can the liquid Ivermectin be used to rid my snake of mites?

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?

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