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RE: Retic. Hole/Abrasion/Huh? HELP!

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Posted by: joeysgreen at Thu Dec 9 20:07:10 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by joeysgreen ]  
   

You had me until you saw that second one. Know that the herp vet "should" be an option before this gets out of hand. I'd hate for you to lose your retic to something that could have been treated.

For now:
Is this a tame retic? Do you have help handling it while you look inside the mouth? Have a good look to see if this is where the problem is originating. Also examine closely the eyes, nostrils, and heat pits, for other clues. The rest of the body should be looked over to see if it's present anywhere else. Perhaps post pictures here if you can. If you can differentiate if this is a local trauma, over a disease, or systemic problem, then you can make better decisions regarding care.
Review your enclosure to make sure there isn't anything he's rubbing his head on. Something on the lid or door that he rubs his head on as he tries to get out?

Let us know what you find, and we can help you troubleshoot further,

Ian


   

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