Sounds like it -- any wheezing or heavy breathing? Please go over the surface basking temps and how your taking them? Stick ons are inaccurate - digital probes are the most accurate -- UVB is it a coil or a long tube fixture? Coils are inadequate and can cause all kinds of health issuesConstant gooey sticky mucus discharge from one nostril only - cleaning it with a Q-tip on a regular basis. No wheezing or any other sound. Possible URI?
Can it be treated at home or need a vet?
Humidity 60% cold side, 30-40% basking side
Top screen mesh - cage is well ventilated
I would get her into the vet-- reptile vet www.arav.org type in a bigger cities zip code if your in a small town -- I can flag your post to Tracie shes a vet tech on here but shes probably gonna recommend a vet as well-- in the meantime I would make sure your using a good UVB correctly placed and distanced for the screen on the tank and increase your night time temps w/a ceramic heat emitter 80 over night this will help w/ the immune system -- you would administer the med by syringe and it would need to be dosed by a vetI noticed there were bubbles discharging from one of her nostrils. When the bubbles dry they become like a thick sticky mucus that covers the nostril. The other nostril is black from the inside and seems clogged - it has been like that for a couple of months at least.
I heard Baytril is good for curing a URI - is it recommended, if yes how to give it to her?
Are there any other homemade remedies that could work?
Yes antibiotics will tend to effect the appetite - as far as med goes Tracie will haft to answer that question I will flag your post ---- I would up our night time temps at nite w/ a CHE - they have heat no light temps around 80 to keep her immune system upI got her to the vet - he said it's an upper respiratory infection. He flushed her nostrils with saline solution as her nose where clogged and suggested I flush her nostrils if they got clogged again with water. He also gave me Enrofloxacin to give orally 0.12ml once a day for 7 days. Her weight is 300g and she is 7 months old.
Today is her second day on antibiotics, and her appetite for food is now less. Is this normal or its too much antibiotic?