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This is a discussion on Illness help within the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) forums, part of the Beginner Newt, Salamander, Axolotl & Help Topics category; Hello! We just bought an axolotl (16cm) possibly 2years old, and his anus seems quite flared. He keeps trying to ...

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We just bought an axolotl (16cm) possibly 2years old, and his anus seems quite flared. He keeps trying to vomit/retching, he may have rectal prolapse. Can someone please help and suggest what I can do. He is in a world of pain, poor guy. Water is good, 18degrees. He hasn't ate since we bought him home.
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My quick guess is that something he ate blew out of his rectum , could be shelled worms , crayfish, or anything sharp enough to ripped his rectum on the way out. Of course sharp rocks gravel from where he was from before could also did it. If I were you I would try Indian almond leaf bath for soothing the damage tissue in clean cold water then put him in the fridge. Don't force him to eat cause his bottom need to heal quick. I wanna suggest aquarium salt but I don't want to irritate him till he at least heal up enough to eat first,

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