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Mouth Rot In Reptiles

Signs of mouth rot :

  •  loss of appetite
  • visible dead tissue in the mouth
  • pus coming from the mouth and/or nose 
  • red, inflamed mouth tissue. 

How can owners prevent this?

Keeping your reptile healthy is the best way to prevent mouth rot in reptiles. 

Make sure your reptile’s diet is a quality and healthy one. 

Keep the terrarium environment clean with weekly disinfecting sessions and daily checks for dirty spots or uneaten food.

Make sure your pet’s living space is maintained at the proper temperature and humidity level. 

Contact your exotic savvy vet immediately if you notice any of these symptoms, or if your reptile seems unusually lethargic or depressed.

Mouth Rot in REPTILES

What are the causes of mouth rot in reptiles?

  • An infection develops when your pet's immune system is compromised and is unable to handle common oral germs.
  • Poor nutrition
  • Mouth injuries
  • Unsuitable terrarium temperature or humidity levels can all weaken your pet's immune system.
  • A mouth infection can cause a variety of other issues as it progresses and finally travels to the esophagus and lungs.
  • The medical illness generally referred to as mouth rot occurs when a reptile's mouth gets inflamed. This condition can affect turtles, snakes, and lizards.

INFO SOURCED FROM :

https://dakotahillsveterinary.com/2013/12/15/mouth-rot-in-reptiles/#:~:text=Signs of mouth rot include,seems unusually lethargic or depressed.