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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-12-2008, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Iguana help, Please!

My boyfriend got an iguana back in july i believe from a man who had two, and had no room for both of them. When we first got Tucker, everything was fine and dandy. Later on, we noticed a tumor type thing in his dulop (i think thats the name for it, my boyfriend is the iguana expert, not me) and when it finally came out it seemed to be a stone. now he has a hole in his dulop. Any word on that?

Another big thing is right now he will NOT eat. We suspected mouth rot, but then later saw a cut in his mouth. We were told to swab it with warm water. Since he has not been eating, we have been grinding up his food and giving it to him with a syringe. The cut in his mouth seems to be getting better, but we do not know for sure if it really is or not. Another thing going on is he can move his right eye, but his left is stuck in a looking backwards position. His eyes constantly water, and when he closes them they seem to buldge from his head.

we really have no clue what is wrong with him. any help will work - please!
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My only recommendation with that much odd stuff going on all at once would be to take him to a vet who has experience with iguanas.

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thank you. we're just trying to find other remedies right now since exotic vets are so expensive.
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there aren't any. you have to take it to an experienced iguana vet

he should be on antibiotics for the cut in his mouth, he shouldn't have things like rocks going threw his skin.... go to the vet please!!

I want to know about your cage, you need to have UVB lights and a basking spot 85-95 degrees

don't have any bedding other than paper down and not the pelleted paper but just sheets of paper.

what size cage is he in?

how old is he, how big is he? what are you trying to feed him?


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