Reptile & Amphibian Center

Gastrointestinal Tract Infection in Reptiles



Although there is no medication to treat Cryptosporidiosis, the veterinarian may recommend supportive therapy to reduce your reptile’s symptoms and prolong its life, however, it will ultimately depend on the animal’s condition and symptoms.


Living and Management


It was once suspected that Cryptosporidiosis could be spread from reptiles to humans or other animals; this theory has since been disproven. The protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium does, however, cause similar infectious diseases in humans and animals.




Keeping your reptile separate from any new (or infected) reptile may help prevent the spread of Cryptosporidiosis.