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Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist
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He is acting strange and it could be brumination but I'm not

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He is acting strange and it could be brumination but I'm not sure
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the reptile?
Customer: He is not eating I can barely tell if he's breathing and his beard is black
JA: What is the reptile's name and age?
Customer: Rex and he's roughly a year old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rex?
Customer: He still has a small cage and we are trying to get a bigger one
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 1 month ago.


My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet etch for 30+ years with special interest in Reptiles and reptile Rescue.

Can you tell me about your set up?


UVB bulb, linear tube or compact coil, strength, age and brand?

Basking light?

Temps in basking area, ambient temp and cool side?

How are temps measured?

Diet Veggies/ Prey?


Passing stool?