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Kyliemo
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 I don’t know what is wrong with my alligator lizard!

I’ve had my alligator lizard for about 8 or 9 years now. I have no idea how old she is, but she’s a very calm and docile. She’s never had problems before, she has always eaten, never bitten, and as far as I can tell, she likes to be held. Well, these past few years I have not been as vigilant in holding her, but I still feed her and take care of her. She has everything she needs. But this last time that I’ve taken her out to clean her cage, I found that something was wrong with her mouth. It almost looked as if her jaw was dislocated. It was straight, so not to the side of anything, but her bottom jaw was sort of.... in... so it looked like you could see the inside of her top jaw, just a little bit. SO it’s basically like her bottom jaw is pushed in. I don’t know if she’s been eating, I gave her crickets a few days ago and there’s still a bunch in her cage, but I don’t know if she has eaten any. She still sticks out her tongue like normal. Does anyone know what’s wrong with her?



03/29/13  03:14pm

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  Message To: Kyliemo   In reference to Message Id: 2294593


 I don’t know what is wrong with my alligator lizard!

Hard to say without pictures. Did she shed recently? Sometimes they can push things a bit out of alignment temporarily when breaking the old skin to start the shed. An infected mass or an abscess in the mouth can also do the same thing. Likely a vet would need to examine her for a definitive answer; if it is an infection of some sort it will likely cost ballpark $100 to $500 to diagnose and treat. You might start by picking her up and stroking the side of the jaw - this gets them to open their mouths wide so you can see what’s going on inside.



04/07/13  10:06am

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  Message To: Kyliemo   In reference to Message Id: 2294593


 I don’t know what is wrong with my alligator lizard!

It might just be from a lack of calcium in their diet(metabolic bone disease).



04/12/13  07:48pm


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