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Q: Mali Uromastyx Impaction
Posted By:

Freya

In Relation To:

Darwin
My mali uromastyx seems to have a massive impaction. Well, Darwin has been my husband's lizard, so I never did much research on it because my husband took care of him. However, there is now a clear problem and I must step in and fix it. It is pretty clear that Darwin has at least one pretty massive impaction.

So, is there any way to help him without taking him to a vet? We are pretty broke right now and it is unlikely that we will be able to find a way to afford any kind of vet bill.

Points: 250
Topics: General Health , Digestive
Tags: Impaction, Lizard, Maliuromastyx, Needhelp
Species: Lizards > Lizards > Uromastyx dispar maliensis
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Accepted Answer 5/4/2010 8:25:56 PM

shellboa
First put it in a tub of nice warm water for at least 20 minutes and keep adding water to keep it warm. Then if that doesn't work you could try giving it some baby food prunes. And last resort mineral oil either orally or anally. To avoid any more impaction remove any substrate and go with news paper until its not impacted and then switch to some kind of substrate that does not cause impaction such as cocofiber or millet. Also make sure the temps are up there, these guys like it hot! Up to 120-130 for a basking spot and upper 80's low 90's every where else.

You can also check out Doug Dix's web site for more tips on care... www.deerfernfarms.com/
 
Member Comment 5/6/2010 5:51:52 AM

reptastic
NO NO NO!!!!!!!!DO NOT SOAK YOUR URO THAT WILL ONLY MAKE THINGS WORST! THEY CAN GET A RESPITORY INFECTION OR TAIL ROT, THE BEST THING TO DO IS GIVE HIM SOME PUMKIN ITS A NATURAL LAXATIVE FOR REPTILES OR GIVE HIM A LIL COD LIVER OIL IT SHOULD HELP MOVE THINGS ALONG, HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT HE IS IMPACTED?
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