Veterinary questions? Ask a Vet for Answers ASAP
You're through to Dr. Edele, a UK vet.
Please ignore any requests for a call as the site sends these automatically.
I have some questions to help me best advise you about Sherman.
Can you tell me his temp/basking temp/humidity etc inside his vivarium, please?
What weeds is he eating?
Is he receiving any supplements?
What heat lamp and substrate does he have?
Thanks, ***** ***** have any swelling around his eyes?
Does he seem weak or just lethargic?
Thank you, ***** ***** a few things that can cause this, so there are a few things to try:
Keep a close eye on his temperature in his enclosure at his level to ensure it's between 28-35 (35 basking area).
Start bathing him once per day for 15-30 minutes in warm water. You can add some Dioralyte (over the counter from a chemist) as he may drink a little.
He may be developing hypocalcemia (low calcium) which can be due to either low dietary calcium or not enough vitamin D (he should get this from a UV-B lamp) and diet.
Start feeding him Nutrabal every other day (1pinch/kg body weight) or a light dusting on his food. On the days you're not giving him that feed him a light dusting of calci-dust on his food. If you chop up his food it will help reduce preferential eating of some greens and not others. If this doesn't work then you can try using commercial pellets (the first ingredient should be hay and they should be high fiber) for a short time.
The white you're describing is most likely him excreting urates (essentially his pee).
You should start to soon see a difference. We don't usually see worms in their poop and high parasite burdens tend to cause diarrhoea (not always though) so if you're not seeing an improvement over the next 1-2 weeks then I would advise you get a sample of his poop examined for worm eggs (done through your vets) and also a full check-up and blood test to ensure there's nothing else going on with him.