Reptiles

Reptile care at Charlotte Street Animal Hospital

Reptiles

Because there are so many different reptiles from all different countries and habitats, it is imperative to understand the appropriate humidity, temperature, substrate, UV light, and diet for the species you possess and follow it strictly.

A sick reptile will often be less active, and not eat or defecate as much as usual. Nasal discharge, open mouth breathing, and changes to skin or scales are also indications for an exam.  It is recommended that predator reptiles not be fed live prey to prevent bite wounds and trauma.