hi i have an axolotl it was my sons he gave it to a friend as he was moving away the tank had nt been cleaned out for 6 months since his friend had it and it looks half starved he got it back yesterday from that friend and all it does is lies upside down on its back does nt come up for its food have to hand feed it what else can i do to help it i hate cruelty to animals would be grateful for any help i want to save it
Pet's Gender: Male
Pet's Age: 2
Name of Animal: axolotl
i have tried all i can to try and make it better
I am so sorry to hear about this.
Are you able to handle the axolotl to move him?
What type of enclosure is it in?
Do you have a Herp Vet?
Have you gotten the enclosure cleaned for him or in a new enclosure?
i have him in a fish tank no lighting dont have a herp vet yes his incloser is all cleaned up
It sounds like the Axolotl is in a toxic shock. They are very sensitive to water conditions and with him being in a dirty tank for the extended period of time, the water quality and stress has made him very ill. If possible I would make sure you have some good filtration if you do not already have one. I would continue to do a 25% water change daily and when you do I would use a bottled spring water.
I feel that he needs to see a Herp Vet asap. That may be the best chance to save him. I want to be honest, that an Axolotl in this shape may not make it, but a Herp Vet may have some tricks up his sleeve that can pull him through.
This is a link for Herp Vets in the UK: http://www.livefoods.co.uk/Vets.php
Please let me know if I can further help.
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I have been doing Reptile Rescues for 15+ Years