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Reptile & Amphibian Center

Amebiasis in Reptiles



To treat the infection, the veterinarian will prescribe antiprotozoal drugs for the reptile.


Living and Management


Since amebiasis is infectious, it is advisable to house snakes and turtles separately. Amebiasis can also spread to humans, so remain cautious when handling an infected reptile. Finally, follow any dietary changes the veterinarian might have for your reptile.




A reptile is less susceptible to an amebiasis infection if its enclosure is kept clean. Contact with infected reptiles should be avoided.