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    Hello,

    I got a (quite tiny) female that's bloated a lot (when she's not standing, her belly is 2.5 the size of her head. I thought she just had eggs first. During former years, she layed some without problems, some even hatched. I thought she just a hard time to push, so i set her up alone, i gave her baths, had her lick some oil and gave her gentle massages.

    But i never saw her pushing. Ever. Put her in laying box, she digs a bit but that's it. Couldn't get out of the box without my help due to her size : too hard to lift herself and she barely fits the hole now..! I realise she may not have any eggs.. She's just like a big balloon, literrally! I also see there's a very large dark area under her belly. Checked all the others : nothing.

    I don't think it's impaction : I only gave her water/vitamins+calcium and drop of oil mixed all together and she didn't eat for weeks!! What i did would've helped with that anyway, definitely. She was like obese so i didn't worry much first. Now her tail as well deflated. If it was eggs, same, she'd have expelled that.

    I now read about internal bleeding, if it was that, she'd have long gone i think..? I fed her some baby puree and.. It was digested, and guess what : she pooped normally! She doesn't look lethargic at all to me (she moves around, can get fast, etc..). No strange smell as well. So i'm puzzled like never now. I just can't understand what this is. Tell me if it rings a bell!

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    Sorry, it doesn't really ring a bell. It's possible she is egg bound but that's just a guess. I know this is a terrible time to try to see the reptile vet, but if possible I'd recommend it.

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    Here are some picture, with regular light and "candle light" type. That can certainly help! You can see some skin issue, scales actually fell off and i guess this followed an oil massage i gave her, perhaps too long causing irritation.

    I don't see any eggs, defintily. You can see the fully dark upper area. Tell me if i'm wrong, but this isn't stomach. Yet this must be something.. Weight and behavior hasn't changed still.


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    You're right, it's not eggs and I have no idea what it is. It could be internal bleeding or something else. I don't think there's anything that can be done (if anything needs to be done) without a vet visit.

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    The dark triangle on the right side looks like liver - or at least is where the liver should be. If her liver is enlarged it can cause fluid build up in the abdomen - either blood or serum - which can cause bloating and disinterest in food. Also fatty liver syndrome can cause some swelling at the early stages - a vet visit is all that will give you definite answers
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpottedDragon View Post
    Nature is the best teacher, learn by observing
    Yes i agree with that.. But it's getting long. Whatever liquid it can be, can it stay MONTHS there without doing damage..?

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