Q. she hasn’t ate in 6 days and her poop was solid but it was green/gray

Wed, Jul 12, 2023

two pictures of her and the poop i’m concerned about
Is this issue normal or not?

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There are a few potential explanations for your reptile's symptoms. One possibility is an underlying gastrointestinal issue. Reptiles can sometimes develop digestive problems, such as an intestinal infection or impaction. Another possibility is a metabolic disorder, which can affect their appetite and digestion.

To address these symptoms at home, it's important to ensure that your reptile is housed in an appropriate environment with proper temperature and humidity levels. Incorrect environmental conditions can lead to stress and appetite suppression in reptiles. Make sure your reptile's enclosure is clean and well-maintained, as hygiene plays a crucial role in their overall health.

You can also try offering a variety of food options that are appropriate for your reptile's species. Some reptiles have specific dietary requirements, so it's important to provide them with a balanced and species-specific diet. If your reptile is refusing food, you can try offering smaller, more frequent meals. It's essential to ensure that the food you offer is fresh and of high quality.

Additionally, hydration is crucial for reptiles, so make sure your reptile has access to clean water at all times. If you suspect dehydration, you can try providing a shallow dish of water or misting the enclosure to increase humidity levels. However, it's important to be cautious and not to oversaturate the enclosure, as excessive moisture can also lead to health issues.

Now, despite these suggestions, if your reptile's condition doesn't improve or if you notice any additional concerning symptoms, it would be best to take her to the hospital.

Some signs that should prompt an immediate visit to the veterinary hospital include severe lethargy, difficulty breathing, significant weight loss, abnormal swellings, or any other signs of distress. These can indicate a more serious underlying condition that requires immediate medical attention.

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