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Pneumonia in lizards, just like with
humans, is caused by improper temperature conditions.
The most common cause is higher than required temperature
levels, not providing a range of temperature, and not
dropping the temperature at night. Constantly dropping
the temperature too low at night can also cause pneumonia.
If you believe your lizard has pneumonia, there are
signs you can watch for to be sure. Your lizard
will be moving slower than normal, and will not cover
as much ground during the day as they would normally.
They will also more apparent physical symptoms such
as mucus in their mouths, bubbles in the nostrils, breathing
problems and holding their mouths open.
You must take your lizard to a veterinarian right away.
They will administer antibiotics, and most likely keep
your lizard on a week long antibiotic treatment. Pneumonia
can be fatal, but early recognition can save your lizards
life. In addition to the antibiotics, you should make
sure your lizard gets daily multi-vitamins.