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Dribbling BTS :(

Postby moo_moo_uk » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:46 am

Hello,
My BTS keeps on dribbling quite a bit when i get him out, its is not just froffing around his mouth he is dribbling like a dog, has any one ever come accross this and should i be taking him to the vets?

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Postby Katrina » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:52 am

Welcome to BTS.net! :D

Drooling or any sort of discharge is unusual - is there any discharge from his eyes or nostrils? How long has this been going on? How long have you had him?

It is odd - have a look at this thread (respiratory infection section) and see if any of it fits what you're seeing:
http://bluetongueskinks.net/forum/viewt ... highlight=

I've seen a small amount of 'drool' when they are about to eat live food or something, but not every time I handle them. :noknow:
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Postby moo_moo_uk » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:02 pm

there is no discharge from the eyes or nostrils. I have had him over a year and this is the first time i have noticed as he covered my parters less in drewl :( it does not look/sound like a reapitory infection. could it be mouth rot? how can u tell if it is?
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Postby Katrina » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:16 pm

Mouth rot would show on the mouth / jaw - you would see sores or some sign of a problem.

Is there any chance he just had a drink of water before being handled? If it just a one-time thing I wouldn't be too concerned. If it continues to happen, I'd definitely take him to see a vet.

Hope he is ok! :)
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Postby moo_moo_uk » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:23 pm

thanks for your help :) i will keep an eye on him it my be me just worriying like BTS parents do :)
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Postby Fatal_S » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:23 pm

A couple of my skinks (and I know other people get this) drool after drinking if you bother them.
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Postby moo_moo_uk » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:34 pm

I did not notice him drinking before but it could be due to this, we had him out for about half an hr though?
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Postby El Lobo » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:13 pm

I've certainly seen this if picked up too soon after a good drink. :)
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Postby Susann » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:51 am

When Joey's been out and his tongue has been going quite a bit, he gets a "gob" of saliva bubbles in the corner of his mouth. I usually just wipe it off, but wonder if it would turn into "drool" if I didn't....
We're probably not at all talking about the same thing, but thought I'd mention it.
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Postby Alioop » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:39 am

One of my young easterns will drool a little if he gets too stressed out over being handled.
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Postby Pesky Fly » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:12 pm

I too have seen this as a pain/stress response.
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Postby Christian S » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:40 am

Every once in a while my IJ will have a little spittle in the corners of her mouth, keep tellin her its not very ladylike but she doesnt seem to care...

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