In this fun page you get an opportunity to guess the species of reptile by looking at a radiographs (x-rays) taken at the Long Beach Animal Hospital. Some of them are normal, some of the pets were ill, and some were taken during emergencies. Some of them have links to learn more about why they were taken and how they were treated.

Staff holding a 120 pound python

Most of our reptile patients sit still and are easy to radiograph. Not quite for this 120 pound python though. He is so strong that wherever he decides to go you need to follow!

X-ray of eggs in a water dragon

Eggs in a water dragon

snake head closeup

Snake head

X-ray of impacted feces in a snake

Snake body  impaction (impacted with feces)

X-ray of monitor lizard filled with fluid

Monitor lizard with abdomen filled with fluid

X-ray of bladder stones in an iguana

Urinary bladder stone in an Iguana

X-ray of bladder stones in an iguana

Urinary bladder stone in an Iguana

X-ray of rear legs splint in an iguana

Splint for Iggie with broken legs due to NSHP

X-ray of eggs in a chameleon

Eggs in chameleon

X-ray of eggs in a chameleon

Eggs in chameleon

X-ray of a normal chameleon

Normal anatomy of chameleon

X-ray of a bearded dragon

Bearded dragon

X-ray of a frog filled with fluid

Frog (amphibian) distended with fluid

X-ray of chuckwalla with a bladder stone

Chuckwalla urinary bladder stone

X-ray of a chuckwalla with a bladder stone

Chuckwalla urinary bladder stone

X-ray of foot of a CDT

This is the forearm and foot of a California Desert Tortoise (CDT)

X-ray of eggs in a CDT

This tortoise is filled with eggs

 


Can you guess the species just by looking at the x-ray? The answers are at the end, just click on the number. Good luck!

#1

X-ray of a frilled lizard


#2

X-ray of a green iguana

 


#3

X-ray of a monitor lizard

 


#4

X-ray of a blue tongued skink

 


#5

X-ray of a soft shelled turtle

 


#6

X-ray of a tegu with a splint on the right rear leg

 


#7

X-ray of a veiled chameleon

Answer for #1

#1- Frilled Lizard

Answer for #2

#2- Green Iguana

Answer for #3

#3- Monitor Lizard

Answer for #4

#4- Blue Tongue Skink

Answer for #5

#5- Soft Shell Turtle

Answer for #6

#6- Tegu

Answer for #7

#7- Veiled Chameleon