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Old 1st April 2005   #1
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I dont know what to do. I quarantined me femail C.o. and she seemed to be doin alright. She is eating and somewhat active. She has not been using her back left leg. Than today, i can home to check on her leg. i took her out and when i was examining the area, she was squirmin around and I say some blood come from the white area around her back leg. Is it bacteria. What can I do for her. I can afford a vet right now. Is there something I can buy to put in the water or anything I can do to help her. Please help!



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Old 1st April 2005   #2
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It sounds infected to me. I would place your C.o. in a quarantine container with wet paper towel, and apply Bactine to the wound. You should be able to find Bactine at any drug store.



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Old 1st April 2005   #3
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so just paper wet paper towel. Does she need a water dish. She is already in quarantine in a 5 1/2 gallon tank. Should she not have water in the tank. Should I just have a water dish? Thx for the response.



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Old 1st April 2005   #4
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Personally I'd just keep her on paper towel until the injury has healed. I wouldn't use a water dish if I were in your position, but keep the paper towel quite moist, and change it frequently (3 times a week). The problem with keeping her in water is that the Bactine may disperse throughout the water after it's applied, and thus not do any good.



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Old 2nd April 2005   #5
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How should I feed her. She eats live bloodworms and thats about it. I could go get some pinhead-crickets. And newts dont need to drink right? They just soak up water through there skin.

And thx again so much Jeff.



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Old 2nd April 2005   #6
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Live bloodworms should be alright on the paper towel as long as they're squirming around. Only put as much as she's capable of eating within a few minutes, and change out the paper towel after she eats, just to be on the safe side. As long as you apply Bactine to the wound and keep the paper towel moist and clean she should be alright. Good Luck!



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Old 2nd April 2005   #7
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Awsome. I got the bactine and dripped a bunch on her wound. I put her in a critter keeper with wet papertowel and some fake plants to hide in and under. Thx for all the help man. I really appreciate it. I will keep you posted to her condition. How often should I apply the bactine. The directions say 2-3 times a day, but thats for humans.



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Old 2nd April 2005   #8
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that's something I'm not sure of. I've never actually used bactine, but I do know it's the only approved antiseptic for amphibians by the National Wildlife Health Center. Since there does seem to be an infection, I'd say every other day would probably be the way to go.



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Old 2nd April 2005   #9
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Wow. National Wildlife Health Center heh. Good to know. Thx again for the help. I will apply it once every day and see how that works. How would you recommend I apply it. I just drip it on, but some drips on her tail and back alittle. Is that alright. I figure it is since its an antiseptic.



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