Force Feeding Lizards
Force Feeding Lizards. Force feeding is sometimes necessary for lizards in captivity. There are situations and conditions which will result in a lizard not eating on their own.
Resulting in seizures and similar conditions are some diseases that lizards can sometimes get. It is imperative not to feed them during an incident like this. Swallowing the food is something they won’t be able to do. What you can do instead is seek the help of a veterinarian. A tube will have to be placed in the animal’s stomach so that they could feed. Getting their mouths to open is tricky but with the use of the syringe, it’s possible.
Squeeze the processed food into the back of the throat using the syringe and avoid the trachea at the back of the tongue...Read More