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Old 12-02-2006, 02:42 PM
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MY SALAMANDER HAS HER MOUTH OPEN WIDE AND ISNT CLOSING IT I AM SO WORRIED WHAT IS WRONG?? SHES ALIVE BUT IM AFRIAD SHE IS GOING TO DIE!
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Old 12-02-2006, 02:56 PM
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Here's a thought.... find a vet who treats exotic animals?
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:08 PM
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is it too hot in the tank? I agree.... find a vet who treats exotic animals.
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:29 PM
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is it possible he got a pebble stuck in his mouth or throat, you should look and whether or not you see one, i agree he should see the vet.
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:01 PM
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How long has it been doing this? I agree with the temp. check that it is not to hot.
It may be hard to find a vet that treats salamanders but you may look anyway.
See if she eats or drinks at all too.
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:34 PM
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No, the water is definetly not too hot.
I took her out and held her and she closed her mouth.
It is not time for them to eat, they will get extremely bloated because I am having them on a diet and they can only eat at certain times so they do not get bloated.
She lives in the water so they do not drink, they soak up water through their skin and she is in the water at all times, so if that is how you want to say it, yes she does drink
She is acting fine and I see nothing wrong besides her mouth being open.
She is getting oxegen and there are no vets around here that specialize in amphibians.
I don't know what to do or what is wrong
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:45 PM
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you know that these guys need filteration, good quility water, etc.
what are your ammonia and nitrites in your water? what is your ph?
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:46 PM
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btw, thats not a salamander, that is a fire belly newt....
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:55 PM
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rabbitsarebetter, I know it is, I was just panicing and didn't think about it. Its not that big of a deal anyway. Also, I dont know
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:59 PM
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you should get a test kit so you can check the water he is in.
even look up a basic caresheet on the firebelly newt.

is the tank filtered?
how big is it?
how often do you clean it?
do you de chlorinate the water?
the list of questions to really help you out are endless.
you NEED a test kit
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