We have had this guy a long time but he looks so bloated now. does anyone know if he can recover from this and if i can help him in any way?
Originally Posted by DebbiNYC
Hi. I have had this newt for 4 years. My a/c in the living room was not working so I moved him to a small temporary tank in my sons (cool) bedroom until it was fixed. while he was there he managed somehow to escape and went walking. i found a very hot dry newt in the hallway. several days after he returned to his tank he developed bloat. I looked it up here and assumed it was liver damage but was not sure if there was any chance it would resolve itself. he didn't look as bad as the pictures you had posted! he seemed to get better after about 2 weeks and shrunk back to almost normal size, but then two days ago he just started swelling again. now he is really swollen. he hasnt eaten. is there any chance of his recovering from this or is it just progressive? do you know if its painful?