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 #2316115


Austin123
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 AWM has foam at the mouth

Hello evryone I have an AWM, and she sometimes gets a little foam on the sides of her mouth. I am worried it could be a RI. I have conveyed my concern to my father but he refuses to take her to the vet. I am wondering if there is anything I can do at home if it is indeed a RI. Please do not respond if you are only going to make me feel worse about the situation. Thank you for any help you can provide.



12/15/15  07:07pm

 #2316116


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  Message To: Austin123   In reference to Message Id: 2316115


 AWM has foam at the mouth

I have an Asian water monitor and never seen this problem even with my sav,croc. If its indeed an RI you can’t do anything but see a vet, foaming can be a symptom so I’ll see a herp vet asap or he’ll die. RI’s are from low temps and humidity problems.



12/15/15  11:57pm

 #2316117


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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2316116


 AWM has foam at the mouth

When you say humidity problems do you mean too low?



12/16/15  08:13am

 #2316120


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  Message To: Austin123   In reference to Message Id: 2316117


 AWM has foam at the mouth

Since awm needs high humidity if its too low it’ll cause some serious problems stressing the animal leading to an RI.



12/16/15  03:09pm

 #2316127


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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2316120


 AWM has foam at the mouth

Alright thanks what do you recommend the humidity to be she still eats and comes out everyday to go swimming and she is pooping everyday as well. The humidity is around 55-65 in her setup but in her burrows she made it is probably higher. any tips on increasing humidity I can post a picture if need be. Once again I can’t thank you enough for your help.



12/17/15  06:50am

 #2316134


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  Message To: Austin123   In reference to Message Id: 2316127


 AWM has foam at the mouth

I keep my ambient humidity at 80℅. I couldn’t keep my humidity up for my tropical reptiles just from spraying and plus it was overkill since most of my reptiles need it so I bought some reptile fogger systems and it works perfectly. And your welcome don’t hesitate to ask. On care sheets I’ve seen it say 70℅,80℅ or 90% humidity but I do fine at 80%. Its also good she’s active just keep a close eye on anything unusual like lethargy, refusal to eat, loosing weight etc....



12/17/15  06:48pm

 #2316148


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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2316134


 AWM has foam at the mouth

Alright thanks again for the reply. I was also wondering if her not really basking is a problem once again she poops and everything and she comes out of her burrows at he same times everyday but she never really basks. Is this a problem or as long as she is going to the bathroom it is okay?



12/18/15  12:48pm

 #2316151


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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2316134


 AWM has foam at the mouth

sorry for msging so much but could you send a link to the ones you use?



12/18/15  12:55pm

 #2316155


Takahiro111
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  Message To: Austin123   In reference to Message Id: 2316148


 AWM has foam at the mouth

I use this for reptiles that don’t drink from still water most of the time: http://www.lllreptile.com/products/21035-zoo-med-reptirain-automatic-misting-machine
I use this one for all tropical reptiles: http://www.lllreptile.com/products/10235-zoo-med-repti-fogger-terrarium-humidifier

Its good that’s she defecating but if she’s not basking, the basking spot maybe too hot for her



12/18/15  02:45pm

 #2316220


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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2316155


 AWM has foam at the mouth

Hello again dont know if you wanted an update but she is doing great now and basks daily thanks for all the help



12/22/15  12:44pm

 #2316230


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  Message To: Austin123   In reference to Message Id: 2316220


 AWM has foam at the mouth

Your welcome and thanks for the update I was looking forward to it. Amazing she’s better now I’m really happy to hear, their amazing when their full grown with their destructive behavior. Just rescued a croc monitor weeks ago from a horrible owner, the animal agency let me foster and keep him because his behavior and they was gonna euthanize but he’s really nasty I don’t think I’m ever gonna tame him out like I did my water monitor.



12/22/15  03:52pm


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