I have been cleaning my Uro's cage daily and have not noticed anything strange about his poop until today. I've only had him a couple of weeks and I don't know how he could get worms. I was told that he was captive bred, so I thought I was going to avoid the parasite issue Anyways, today I saw him poop for the first time (as he was actually doing it) and the poop was rather slimy looking and had little worms on it (I think they are hookworms or pinworms from pictures I've found) that were moving! Just as I noticed them my Uro came up and ATE the worms! Now I am wondering if he has had worms all along and was just eating them before I noticed he had pooped and cleaned it up! Now, my problem is that I know I should probably take him or at least his fecal sample into the vet. Since I barely got him, he has not been to the vet yet. I live in a small town, and when I called up the local vet telling her I believe my Mali Uromastyx had worms and I wanted to bring her in, the receptionist went on and on about how he needed his vaccinations and distemper shots (LOL!) and I was sitting there in disbelief and trying to imagine my poor little lizard being pumped full of distemper shots. I then told her I had never heard of lizards getting DISTEMPER shots, and she said "What? You have a lizard?! I thought you were talking about a strange breed of puppy! We do not handle exotic pets"....that was seriously the weirdest conversation of my life. I have not been able to find a vet in my area that handles Uros or reptiles....so....what can I do?