Reptile

Have Reptile Veterinary Questions? Ask a Reptile Expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Reptile Questions
She will only eat if I hand feed her. Can't seam to do it on
She will only eat if I hand feed her. Can't seam to do it on her own anymore … read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
20,071 satisfied customers
I think my tortoise is dead, but not 100% sure, He was limp,
He was limp, not moving, had mouth wide open. No response. today, mouth closed, legs partially pulled in, no response. Is he dead? … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
353 satisfied customers
Russian tortoise mix. Bubbles coming out of his mouth just
Russian tortoise mix. Bubbles coming out of his mouth just now and opening mouth wide like gasping. Cannot see any obstruction. He ate this am. … read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
20,071 satisfied customers
I recently got a 4 year rescue male Russian tortoise. He
I recently got a 4 year rescue male Russian tortoise. … read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
12,067 satisfied customers
I have a 3 year old leopard tort and we noticed a couple
Hello. I have a 3 year old leopard tort and we noticed a couple weeks ago that it's lower beak has a crack running up and down it's jaw. She is still eating and active, but is taking a couple bites to… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Reptile Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
59 satisfied customers
I have a 10 yr old Russian tortoise, she had a overgrown
Hi, I have a 10 yr old Russian tortoise, she had a overgrown beak which we had trimmed by our vet. He only trimmed back partially because he was afraid it might crack. This was a few months ago, today… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
12,067 satisfied customers
I ve had my box turtle years just woke from a long hybernation
i ve had my box turtle for 35 years just woke from a long hybernation beak seems to have grown and she cant open mouth i tried soaking… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Reptile Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
59 satisfied customers
We got a Greek Tortoise Baby which seems to have a beak deformation
We got a Greek Tortoise Baby which seems to have a beak deformation on the left side. (Beak does not close completly on the left side the way its formed it looks like a whole or just a piece missing) … read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
20,071 satisfied customers
Have a 34-yr.-old female tortoise that we need to get Oxbow
Have a 34-yr.-old female tortoise that we need to get Oxbow Critical Care powdered mix (with water) into her with a plastic syringe, but we are having trouble getting her to open up! Any suggestions? … read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
20,071 satisfied customers
I have had my desert tortoise for over 30 years. She was pretty
I have had my desert tortoise for over 30 years. She was pretty big when she was found on the road in my town, so I have no idea how old she is. This morning when I was feeding her, I noticed that her… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
20,071 satisfied customers
My tortoise has not eaten for 3 days, she is not moving much
My tortoise has not eaten for 3 days, she is not moving much and keeps opening and closing her mouth… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
20,071 satisfied customers
I adopted a Russian Tortoise with a very overgrown beak...approx
I adopted a Russian Tortoise with a very overgrown beak...approx 1/2" long! She looks like a bird. The former rescue representative said it would wear down. It has only become worse. I am unable to fi… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
20,071 satisfied customers
My Greek tortoise appears to have a worn beak/mouth on the
My Greek tortoise appears to have a worn beak/mouth on the sides. it looked at first as if a little scale/ flap had torn on one side of his mouth and was sticking out. Now the other side also looks un… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
20,071 satisfied customers
I have an elderly tortoise, at least 60 years old. She has
I have an elderly tortoise, at least 60 years old. She has not eaten properly if at all since coming out of hibernation. This resulted in severe dehydration and jaundice. She was hospitalised for 3 da… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
20,071 satisfied customers
Hello Doctor,I am having issues with my desert tortoise,
Hello Doctor, I am having issues with my desert tortoise, aged four years. Last Thursday at 10 pm she (?) crawled out of her house and into her water dish and started to push out with her front and ba… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
12,067 satisfied customers
I have a Russian Tortoise. Recently I noticed that the top
I have a Russian Tortoise. Recently I noticed that the top part of her "beak" has been growing and it's gotten to the point where she can hardly open up her mouth wide enough to get past that top part… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
20,071 satisfied customers
I have a red footed tortoise, that has been diagnosed with
I have a red footed tortoise, that has been diagnosed with pnoemia, she has been on injectable antibiotics since March 3, she doesn't have bubbles coming out of her nose and mouth anymore, but she isn… read more
Dr Nadia
Dr Nadia
Zoo Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
23 satisfied customers
HOw do I open a sulcata tortoises mouth to give it medicine
HOw do I open a sulcata tortoise's mouth to give it medicine? She's about 34 lbs and she has microplasm… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
20,071 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Thank you so much. Great knowledge of reptiles! Will use JustAnswer again if further problems arise.

StephanieKY

I must tell you I found this site by accident and was amazed when I asked a question of the Veteranians online. I wish I could have found it sooner it could have made such a difference in the outcome of my pet's surgery. However, I am passing along the information to my sister-in-law (a cat-rescue person who is also a nurse), and perhaps it will help someone else who may experience the same problem. The doctor who answered my question was amazing, and while it didn't come it time to change the outcome of my situation, it is reassuring to know the caliber of Vets/Doctors that you have at JustAnswer. Thank you for being there.

Alice H.Jacksonville, Fl.

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Anna

Anna

Reptile Expert, Biologist

12,067 satisfied customers

Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.

Joan

Joan

Veterinary Technician

20,071 satisfied customers

35+ years experience as veterinary tech and 40+ years experience doing reptile rescues.

PitRottMommy

PitRottMommy

Veterinary Nurse

353 satisfied customers

15 years experience in veterinary medicine, special interest in reptiles and arachnids.

Dr. Dan

Dr. Dan

Reptile Veterinarian

59 satisfied customers

13 years private, wildlife and zoo experience with reptiles, PLEASE rate my service when satisfied.

Dr. Leah Hill

Dr. Leah Hill

Reptile Veterinarian

16 satisfied customers

Veterinarian with almost 20 years of experience with small animals, birds, reptiles and pocket pets. Previous owner of 24/7 emergency, 8 doctor practice

Dr. Jaime

Dr. Jaime

Reptile Veterinarian

13 satisfied customers

Avian/exotic practice owner, founder of iguana rescue, worked with reptiles for over 18 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

551 satisfied customers

2003 Graduate

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x