Thread: Illness/Sickness: Tiger Salamander: When to be concerned?

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Old 24th May 2019   #3
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Default Re: Tiger Salamander: When to be concerned?

Hope your family's little guy gets better soon. Makes sense that animals aren't super interested in eating when they don't feel good. What did the vet say to do for edema and do they know what causes it?

I wouldn't be worried with the not eating if there weren't multiple behaviors that together combine to odd behavior (not burrowing, being lazy, flopping over occasionally...). He had done a combo of all those over the past 6 years I've had him but individually. Makes sense that there is usually not a hard cut off for yes-go-to-the-vet-now for salamanders when behavior is the main cause of worry.

He developed a small skin spot thing so I did take him to the vet a couple days ago. Unfortunately, despite the vet having 35+ years of experience with exotics (mainly birds) he had never seen a salamander. I did get some anti-biotics and carnivore food mix to syringe feed him. He has gained a little weight and the spot is looking better (I guess) so yay for vets.
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