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Cold weather approaching

31 May 2016

Here in Southern Australia the cold weather is setting in, its a timely reminder for all keepers to think about a serious condition, Respiratory Infection, this can occur due to the cold weather and insufficient heat.  It can be prevented by providing a good heat gradient and basking areas, reducing humidity in the enclosures and keeping a close eye on your animals, listen for crackling sounds as your reptile breathes, watch for bubbles around the mouth and nose. If you see this, get it checked immediately by a reputable Vet, one you know specialises in reptiles. In Melbourne we always refer people to Dr. Shane Simpson of Karingal Vet Hospital, if your local vet does not know about reptiles, Dr. Shane is always willing to talk the case through with your vet.......