Do you know how to recognize the signs of dehydration in reptiles? While it’s best to prevent dehydration from happening in the first place, dehydration is potentially life-threatening, so every reptile owner needs to know how to spot it. Knowing the basics of how to treat a dehydrated lizard/snake/tortoise can literally save your pet’s life! Having a bit of reptile first aid knowledge up your sleeve can also save you heartache and vet bills.
However, preventing and treating dehydration in reptiles is about more than just the presence or absence of a food bowl. Read more about how to treat a dehydrated lizard at The Bio Dude here: https://www.thebiodude.com/blogs/helpful-husbandry-faqs/dehydration-in-reptiles-how-to-prevent-it-and-keep-them-hydrated-appropriately
The information in this article is not intended to replace professional veterinary advice. If your pet is showing signs of serious dehydration, make an appointment with an experienced reptile veterinarian immediately! You can find one near you in the ReptiFiles Reptile Vet Directory.
This article was written by Mariah Healey exclusively for use by The Bio Dude and originally published on February 27, 2021.