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muchmoustress said:Very sad, but these things happen from time to time. In my 11 years of breeding, I've had this happen twice, and it is very, very sad, and impossible to know exactly what happened with out an autopsy. Times like that made me wish I had even the minimal equipment like the stuff we used in high school for frog dissection so I could take a look.
Don't need much - gloves, a scalpel blade and holder, a pair of sharp scissors and a pair of forceps. You can order these online
If it's not a stonking great tumour it can be hard to ID cause of death without taking histological samples from all tissues and ruling out bacterial infections, but some things can be pretty obvious.