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Hello all,

I have a 9month old Axie who has had a pink spot behind his back legs for the past few months. It didn't seem to be hurting him but he was acting a little weird (not really eating or moving at all) last night and I thought i'd check again to see if anyone can help me diagnose what is wrong. I've been taking pictures when I could so i'll post pics as a little timeline to the wound.

1) I first noticed the wound when i moved my axie from a 5 gallon tank to a nice 10 gallon tank on May 22nd:
http://i.imgur.com/DvbbJwh.jpg
and a few days later:
http://i.imgur.com/vDycpJ3.jpg

2) I put a tea leaf in the tank to try to prevent infection and this photo is from June 22nd (a month after the previous images)
http://i.imgur.com/IVOrbMb.jpg
and a few days after that on July 1st:
http://i.imgur.com/BI9Zf5m.jpg

3) These are from yesterday. He was acting weird so I took some pictures of his wound now. I'm not sure if it is getting worse or if he's just growing and the cloaca is becoming more prominent:
http://i.imgur.com/UKuTzwD.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/ExBlWF1.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/x4ktGT2.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/ofRa1Kx.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/YK9A65F.jpg?1

and here is just a gratioutous pic of him being adorable eating a worm as a thanks for the help!

http://i.imgur.com/pxe76HZ.jpg?1



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Could be wrong but this looks almost like a cloaca prolapse? Looks similar to some photos ive seen of axies with a prolapse.
Apart from the lump is it acting any different from normal?



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I only recently noticed a difference last night where he wouldn't eat (I eventually got him to eat a few worms) but it could of been because it was a pretty hot day and his tank got hotter than normal (I fixed it with an A/C yesterday). Is the prolapse something that could be fixed?



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I'd say prolapse is most likely - you need a vet to tale a look.



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I only recently noticed a difference last night where he wouldn't eat (I eventually got him to eat a few worms) but it could of been because it was a pretty hot day and his tank got hotter than normal (I fixed it with an A/C yesterday). Is the prolapse something that could be fixed?
I have heard of people that push it all back in themselves but i would not recommend it. Im sure a vet can sort it but i think they are prone to reoccurring. I would take it to a vet.



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