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For anyone living in Australia, I found more up to date information about Australian herp vets: WolfWood Australian Herp Vets
Hope it helps.

Many thanks for this info, we took our axies to Clayton Knight at Deception Bay (on this list) and we were very grateful for his advice and the treatment he gave our axies.

Would recommend him if you live within reasonable distance.

Mach
 

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Can I recommend Molly Varga at CheshirePet in Holmes Chapel?

She is 1 of only 4 vets in the UK to hold a diploma in exotic animal medicine and was the first and only vet I went to with my first axolotl before "he" passed away, my snake has also been for a check up with her when he was off his food last year.

Holmes Chapel Clinic
Manor Lane
Holmes Chapel
Cheshire
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01477 544554
 

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I definitely recommend

Amanda Grant and Susan Kelleher
Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital
1730 N University Ave
Coral Springs 33071
954-968-7171

For anyone in Broward county, FL. I take all of my exotics to them and they are amazing!
 

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Luckily I haven't had cause to see this vet with my axis/caecillians yet, but I took a gecko to her last week and she was very knowledgeable and has treated quite a few axolotls. Thought it was a worth a post for any fellow Yorkshire herpers just in case you are struggling to find anyone, particularly in the Halifax (UK) area.

Hopefully I won't have cause to visit her with the wriggly ones, but if I do I will drop some more feedback in.

Plan a long visit, she is wonderful and fascinating - and loves to talk!

Johanna Storm/Hipperholme
 

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4 within shouting distance of me....wow.....a great help. Ta muchly :happy:
 

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Luckily I haven't had cause to see this vet with my axis/caecillians yet, but I took a gecko to her last week and she was very knowledgeable and has treated quite a few axolotls. Thought it was a worth a post for any fellow Yorkshire herpers just in case you are struggling to find anyone, particularly in the Halifax (UK) area.

Hopefully I won't have cause to visit her with the wriggly ones, but if I do I will drop some more feedback in.

Plan a long visit, she is wonderful and fascinating - and loves to talk!

Johanna Storm/Hipperholme

I wish I'd seen this 2 weeks ago would have saved me a hunt for a vet! Johanna is now seeing to my axolotl, I found a recommendation for her on a reptile forum.
 

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Here is a vets in the stockton on tees/Middlesbrough area Jacqui Patersons Veterinary Surgery
01642 587777

They have practices in sopwith and stockton but say they are specialists in exotic pets :D
 

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Does anyone know of a vet in Essex that can help with axolotls? I have called round but am having no success.
 

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thank you for posting this - it literally SAVED my sick axie...turns out there was a herp vet within 15 minutes from my home on here and they were even open today...my axie swallowed a large stone and couldn't pass it ..... she had prolapsed as well and hadn't eaten in weeks...she hasn't eaten before, but when I finally saw her bottom side I knew she was in trouble. for now, I hope we got to her in time...she is home and now has to recoup. but without this, I don't think she would have made it.

LOVE this site....thank you!!!:love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love:
 

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The Swedish link and Danish link dosent work so I guess I'll just contact som vet from the UK via mail then.

good post Thanks :3
 

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I recommend my local exotics vets:

Trinity vet centre next door to Maidstone hospital (Kent UK)
They specialise in small animals and exotics of all kinds - amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, as well as the regular cats, dogs and bunnies.

There are 3 highly experienced exotic vets there, they train vets too, and their prices are reasonable.

I called at lunchtime, got an appointment for 4pm, it cost me £45 for a consultation and medication - and a free lesson in how to inject the medication.
 

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I just spent 45 minutes calling various vets (starting with my own for my cats) to find someone who is equipped to handle Axolotl's - i ended up calling a reptile store who referred me to the same place later found with this list in 10 seconds. A little late for me, but awesome post!
 
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    hey! Don’t blame it on yourself. It happens. Is this your first axie? I’m a newer owner as well if so (I’ve had mine since Oct). I know how scary it can be
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    You’re so welcome! Keep a close eye on him and try to offer food a couple times a day. Maybe try some pellets too for a different smell, might get him interested. Keep me updated!
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    @Paige1warren, turns out my pH was spot on, the test strips I had used were no good. I bought an API kit and the levels are all fine. So not the issue :( I just posted in the forum
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    Hey @Josiane ! I just responded to your post. Your little guy actually looks fairly decent for his size despite not eating well. I think it is stress from the environment
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    Also I forgot to add to my response on ur thread, keep trying to feed him bloodworms and see if he will start to take them. If you get a turkey vaster you can suck up dethawed bloodworms and dangle them right infront of his nose, might get his interest.
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    I rotate between blood worms and brine shrimp. He's in my bedroom and will stay there for a while, I closed the light and just left a salt lamp on. I will bring him a hiding place right away! Isn't he the cutest thing! 😂
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    Thanks for the reassurance!!
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  • madcaplaughs:
    @Josiane An axolotl of your's size should be on a diet of chopped earthworms or live blackworms (if they're under 3"). Bloodworms and brine shrimp are not a sufficient diet.
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    @Josiane Based on the photo, I believe there is a chance your axolotl may have become impacted from ingesting sand. Axolotls under 5" should not be kept on substrate for this reason.
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    @Josiane The nearly diminished gill stalks are also indicative of poor water quality. You need to test your tap water's parameters using a liquid test kit (not strips! Those are inaccurate). The slime coat coming off may also be due to water quality or the water conditioner.
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    Hey guys! Could anyone tell me like the span earth worms are good for once cut? I’m wondering if I can prepare worms for days in advance or no? I normally will cut the worm the day I feed it to my axie, but I really hate the cutting and was just wondering if I can do a few at a time so I have them already prepared. Do they lose nutritional value once cut?
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    Im not sure to b honest. Id think once dead they aren't good anymore. Also I think0
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    I'd avoid feeding dead earthworms.
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    Kk thank you I’ll just suck it up with cutting the worms :D
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    My Axolotl just laid eggs!!! I have had Axies for years, but this is the first time I got eggs. I know that I can not handle them all because I was not prepared. Is there anyone who would like to buy some? Mother is Golden, Father is Albino
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    My Axolotl just laid eggs!!! I have had Axies for years, but this is the first time I got eggs. I know that I can not handle them all because I was not prepared. Is there anyone who would like to buy some? Mother is Golden, Father is Albino
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