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 GREEN ANOLE HELP

My male green anole, Draco was playing around in the dirt and got some stuck in his eye. I am afraid he may have or get an eye infection. I use coconut husk as the ground cover for my cage. He is very small and will not open his eye. I don’t know if he is unable to open it, or chooses not to. He seems pretty content other than constantly itching his eye. Please help! Thank you!



04/23/17  09:09am

 #2320603


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  Message To: LizardGirl06   In reference to Message Id: 2320601


 GREEN ANOLE HELP

I use a syringe and saline, but I know not everyone has access to that sort of stuff, so... thumbtack a hole into a cap of bottled water and flush his eyes with that, or see if he’ll let you run a gentle stream oflukewarm faucet water over his face. Let us know if it works! I’ve had to do this before with newborns that got dirt in there...



04/23/17  02:19pm

 #2320604


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  Message To: AmbuBadger   In reference to Message Id: 2320603


 GREEN ANOLE HELP

OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! It got most of the dirt out but a little still is in there. I’m going to try to let him get that bit out on his own and see how that goes. You are such a life saver!



04/23/17  02:57pm

 #2320606


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  Message To: LizardGirl06   In reference to Message Id: 2320604


 GREEN ANOLE HELP

Don’t wait too long-- you run the risk have him getting a corneal abrasion, a scrape on the surface of the eye. Keep trying to help him by flushing it with the bottled water, anoles aren’t like geckos where they can use their tongues to keep the eyes clean! Good luck, I’m glad you were able to help Draco a bit.



04/23/17  09:58pm

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  Message To: AmbuBadger   In reference to Message Id: 2320606


 GREEN ANOLE HELP

Thank you so much for all of you help. The last little bit of dirt just came out of Draco’s eye. We both thank you. XD



04/24/17  12:49pm


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