Mouth Rot in Leopard Geckos

Leopard Geckos are one of the most popular pet lizards mainly because they areeasy keepers and they are also fairly easy to tame. They also have very few health problems. However, there is one common illness that can affect all reptiles and that is mouth rot or Infectious Stomatitis. Stomatitis refers to an inflammation of the mouth or the oral cavity. The condition will appear as small hemorrhages on the gums or as excessive amounts of mucus in the mouth that may contain blood or pus. These could also appear on the inside edge of the lip area. When mouth rot occurs your Leopard Gecko may have a severely swollen mouth and may appear to be breathing through his mouth. Mouth rot usually occurs as a result of stress, poor nutrition, improper environmental temperatures or overcrowding. For more information call your veterinarian Middletown, DE. 


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