I have a 5 year old male Panther (Diego Suarez).
Seems a couple weeks ago he had a massive poop. It looks like his rectum came out and now protrudes about 3/8 inch from his anal pore.

He's still eating and drinking nicely, but the poor fellow can't be happy.
So, what will a vet do? If he will try to just poke it back in, couldn't I do that? I enjoy the pet, but I don't want to spend massive amounts of money I don't have on something I can carefully do myself.

How long do these things live, anyway?
Please advise ASAP
Thanks
-Andrew
I have a 5 year old male Panther (Diego Suarez). Seems a couple weeks ago he had a massive poop. ... I don't have on something I can carefully do myself. How long do these things live, anyway? Please advise ASAP

It's a prolapse.
See a vet.
I have a 5 year old male Panther (Diego Suarez). ... How long do these things live, anyway? Please advise ASAP

It's a prolapse. See a vet.

Years ago, I worked with a King Vulture with a prolapse. The vet pushed it back in and we treated it with hemmoroid cream for a few weeks. It will become a habit condition. I would suggest going to the vet and getting him to work it properly and advise on how often and how long to treat. Panthers can live 10-15 yrs if I remember correctly. Good luck.
OK. We took the panther to the vet: Prolapsed Cloacal. Wants $500 to fix it.
Not gonna happen.
My choices are:
1) ice him now
2) ice him when he seems to be miserable
3) push the little thing back in his vent and put some Prep H on it.Hope for the best.

4) give him away

He HAS BEEN the PERFECT herp: Eats and drinks very well, loves being held, and is beautiful.
Any suggestions? Anyone want to come rescue him?
-Andrew
Any suggestions?

Yes. Don't get another herp, if you're not willing or able to provide the care necessary to keep them.
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Any suggestions?

Yes. Don't get another herp, if you're not willing or able to provide the care necessary to keep them.

I've had mixed results with veterinarians and reptiles. I'm not sure I would pay a vet $500 to fix a prolapse unless I was convinced the man really knew what he was doing. Some vets seem to compound problems with it comes to herps.
Stupid comment.. Question back for you... If this happens in the wild, who takes care of it?

Um, your cham is not in the wild.
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Lenny Flank
"There are no loose threads in the web of life"
Creation "Science" Debunked:
http://www.geocities.com/lflank
Reptile Page:
http://www.geocities.com/lflank/herp.html
The problem is not me. It's the assinine vet wanting to charge $500 for what is probably 30 minutes of work. I think it is ridiculous to spend that much money for a pet that cost $150 originally.

People routinely pay vets more money for medical attention that exceeds the purchase price of their pet. So what?
What exactly was the vet going to do for 500 bucks. Surgery?
one of the richest places on the whole god damn planet

You clearly don't live here, nor do you apparently get out much. And what does the income level of an area have to do with his comment? Think maybe he can just stop someone on the street and ask for the money?

Only rich people are allowed to keep herps.
Didn't you know that?