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Help! Possible Mouth Rot?!

Discussion in 'Anoles' started by McJohnson123, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. McJohnson123

    McJohnson123 New Member

    So I just got this male anole a few weeks ago from a reptile store. I noticed he had a small lump on his jaw, which seemed rather inconsequential at the time. It was very small. No discoloration and he seemed very lively yet. Well, fast forward to now; As you can see from the pictures, the small lump has now spread across the right side of his face and underneath his chin, and has began turning brown. I read online that you can try treating it gently with Neosporin, so I've been doing that about 3 times a week, as well as making sure he is getting enough calcium dust with his food (I thought maybe he was calcium deficient). He is still active, not lethargic in any way, but I noticed he now has less ambition to eat. Needless to say, I'm getting a little worried about him.

    Here's some info about his diet and environment:

    •He lives in a bioactive vivarium (18"x18"x24") with one other female Green Anole, and a male and female Long-Tailed Grass Lizard.
    •Fed waxworms every other day (2-3 waxworms per serving). Waxworms are calcium dusted on Mondays and Fridays.
    •The lizards all live together happily - I've never witnessed any fighting/aggressive behavior. In fact, they all like to sleep together sometimes, it's hilarious.
    •Vivarium is misted for 15 seconds at 3 hour intervals, via a misting machine. Humidity is always at a minimum of 70%, and temps average about 70°F.

    I just dont't understand what's going on with him and I haven't had any luck trying to heal him. Please help!

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  2. IAmTonyaR

    IAmTonyaR Member

    And this is why pet stores should not be allowed to sell or have life forms in their possession.
     
  3. IAmTonyaR

    IAmTonyaR Member

    By the way, I have no clue about what your lizard's problem is, but I have hundreds of them living on, near, around, and under the siding of my house.
     
  4. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    Looks like you have a great setup for them.
    This sounds to me like an abscess. If it is you would have to get it treated by a vet.
     

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