- Oct 10, 2002
maybe some of you herp experts could help me here. about a week ago our anoles started dropping dead. before that they were thriving as long as ive been there. suddenly they are getting these raised black bumps on various parts of their bodies. a few days later death. petcos company veterinarian told me nothing more than "its an infectious disease. throw away all furnishings, sterilize the habitats and send the sick ones to the vet." now, theres 2 other petcos in our area, both of which get reptiles from the same vendor we do. i called them, same problem. another vet, the one who actually sees our animals says they are just getting abcesses from biting eachother. anyway long story longer i spent 9 hours taking apart the reptile habitats and sterilizing them, cleaning the reptiles, and pulling the sick looking ones. then i made the suggestion that we observe the healthy ones for 48 hours before putting them back up for sale. what do you think it is?