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    Mouth abscess/rot - no exotic vets available

    Further update: on Saturday the vet cleaned out Egg's mouth and I have oral antibiotics (baytril) to give her daily. Otherwise, vet said just keep feeding her gut-loaded/dusted crickets and keep her sun/UVB exposure up. Cheers for your help, all. This vet isn't listed or searchable as being able...
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    Mouth abscess/rot - no exotic vets available

    Just a general update: I did find a vet that will see her tomorrow. She still has an appetite and is eating (with my help).
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    Mouth abscess/rot - no exotic vets available

    She definitely has some tongue flesh left and it is even a bit sticky. So when close enough, she does try to stick it out a bit and she's able to use her tongue to help her swallow.
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    Mouth abscess/rot - no exotic vets available

    Thank you for the advice! Hopefully my vet will work with me (or recommend someone who can).
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    Mouth abscess/rot - no exotic vets available

    Hi, as I mentioned in my post, reptile vets do not exist in Hawai'i (I've searched my whole island). Do you have a recommendation of common antibiotics used for chameleons? I've heard of baytril so far. I'm hoping that I could call my vet (who treats more common pets), and ask for a specific...
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    Mouth abscess/rot - no exotic vets available

    Please keep in mind, before offering advice, I live in a state (Hawai'i) where there are not exotic vets to care for reptiles. All our terrestrial herps are non-native and it is technically illegal to keep as pets (though many do). Additionally, I am a biologist who specializes in herpetology...
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