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Emergencies: Reptile


Fractured Bone in Reptiles

No matter how well you care for your pet reptile, it may break or fracture a bone. These fractured or broken bones can occur anywhere in its body, including the pelvis, neck, legs,...


Burns in Reptiles

Although reptile owners take care in protecting their pet reptiles from all possible traumas, accidents may still happen. A little inattentiveness can lead to injury, and in some...


Rodent Bites in Reptiles

There are many reptiles that feed on live rodents. Because of this, rodent bites are a major cause of various injuries and infections in reptiles.


Fractured Shell in Reptiles

The shells of turtles and tortoises act like a second skin, protecting the interior of their body. Therefore, if a reptile's shell is crushed or fractured, it needs to be treated...