Trichomonas Question

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Trichomonas Question

Postby Cayo » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:20 pm

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Hello, I had just had a fecal done and was told my Beardie has trichomonas. Now im curious as to where she got this, she is on reptile carpet, and her cage is cleaned of poop daily. Is this something that could be gotten from her crickets?
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Re: Trichomonas Question

Postby Drache613 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:37 pm

Hello,

Trichomonas are normally passed from mice & rats. l am not sure if they can be ingested from crickets, but possibly. Where do you get your insects from?
Which medication is she on for them?

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Re: Trichomonas Question

Postby Cayo » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:18 pm

I get them from Petco, and she is on Metronidazole.
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Re: Trichomonas Question

Postby Drache613 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:04 pm

Hello,

The Metronidazole is used to treat them so it should help clear those levels up. How long does he have him on the meds for?
Is he eating normally?
I suppose the crickets could have been infected, but have not heard of that type of infection in them.
Are you keeping the cricket keeper clean & with clean water for them too?

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Re: Trichomonas Question

Postby Cayo » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:53 pm

Yup i have been keeping everything clean. The cricket keeper is cleaned out completely when i get new crickets every few days. She is eating every day, no sign of any issues, and i have been giving her 3 baths a week as per the vet said. She is to take the medicine for 1 week, then stop for a week, then do it one more week.

I have no idea where the parasites came from, i have no other outside influence coming in except from the crickets. I let Petco know it may have come from there crickets, but they always get new ones tuesdays and fridays.
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Re: Trichomonas Question

Postby Drache613 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:53 pm

Hello,

How is she doing today, is her appetite good?
It sounds like you do a great job at keeping the cricket keeper clean so I highly doubt it is anything you did.
It could have been carried in the crickets.
Is she already done with her meds now & then one more week of the meds after a break?

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Re: Trichomonas Question

Postby Cayo » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:32 am

Her appetite has not gone down at all, she is a fat and happy lizard. Today will be day 7, then she will not take it for the week, then she begins it again.
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Re: Trichomonas Question

Postby Drache613 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:31 pm

Hello,

It sounds like she is doing well right now! At least she gets a break from the meds, now also.
I am glad to hear she is doing great with no reduction in appetite right now.

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