Section # 1: SNAKES!
Better avoided by feeding only pre-killed prey BUT, if
your snake is bitten by their food it is important to treat the injury no matter how small it may appear to be, because the
saliva of rodents contains things that can kill your snake. Rinse the affected area with "Betadine" in water. It should be
the color of weak tea. Let it dry and then put either triple anti-biotic ointment or "Silvadine" ointment on it. This should
be done at least once a day until the wound is completely healed. If there is ANY sign of continuing irritation, or failure
to begin healing, take the animal to a qualified reptile veterinarian IMMEDIATELY!
Section #2: LIZARDS!
Sometimes Lizards have a little trouble shedding the skin
on their fingers and toes, the tips of their tails and spines along their backs for those that have them. To prevent this
mist them daily with warm water in a plant misting bottle, and keep a heating pad under their water dish or a heat lamp over
it to increase the humidity in their habitat.
To help them when they are already in trouble: and this is necessary because
other wise they can lose fingers and toes..., the easiest and safest thing is to gently smooth a little mineral oil or anti
biotic ointment on the places where the skin has not come off, this will soften the dried skin so that they can more easily
remove it, and you can also help them remove it carefully once it has had time for the moisture to soften it well (usually
a couple of hours).
Section #3: TURTLES!
Eyes Swollen Shut:
In general if the turtle no matter it's species has the right amount of heat and humidity, a UVB light and the right diet
this should not happen.
BUT if their eyes are swollen shut and they have not been injured use eye drops on their eyes
2-3 times a day. If it does not clear up within a week's time take them to the vet.
Do NOT use medicated human ones. You can either use some made for the animals or plain human ones.