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shedding problem

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    Hi! It has been a few months since my tegu has shed but he still has a lot of stuck shed on his tail. I have been keeping the enclosure humidity high, doing 2-3 times weekly soaks and it won't come off. Any ideas on how to help him? He is still acting normal otherwise. Also he is still a baby...
  2. S

    New baby - have some questions

    Hey everyone ! This is my first post ! I just got my new red baby three weeks ago. I got him from a reptile show, an his previous owners told me he’s approximately 4 month old upon purchase. He’s been doing amazing as far as bonding and adjusting to being in a new place. He’s fairly active and...
  3. P

    Help with mild dehydration

    My big man (1y 3m old Red tegu 17lbs 5ft long) has been having mild dehydration lately which is causing some stuck shed on his tail. Vet said just to help him get hydrated which I've been trying to do by giving him extra water bowls increased frequency of soaks and his humidity has been perfect...
  4. Jennifer Frossard

    Recovering Tegu and Shedding Problems

    I have a Tegu that just fought sepsis for four months and came out healed from it. He was on antibiotics and pain medication for four months. HIs tail had to be amputated to get all the bacteria in his tail. He is still recovering from surgery, he lives in a sterile grow tent with no dirt. He...
  5. Grizzlyshock14

    3 week old B&W x Blue baby (Skin/eye questions)

    Hello all, Recently I got Killua two weeks ago and he’s already settled in eating like a pig and has gone through his first shed already!! With all of that aside, after more handling and socializing time, I’ve noticed a few weird spots (One on his back and one on his eye) The back “bump” if...
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    Shedding Problem or Scale Rot?

    Hello, I have a year and a half old Red Argentine Tegu. He is in a 6x3x3 cage, 110 basking temp and 80-85% humidity. He has always had a hard time with sheds and I try to bath him every day as he goes into them. But I noticed an odd split in his shed skin. I have an appointment with his regular...
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    HI! Rescued baby not eating + stuck shed question.

    Hello, new to forum, joined because I'm worried and need help! I picked up a small red tegu from local pet store, they got him from a customer who couldn't take care of it, they had it for 4-5 days, and they said it has been eating crickets but i don't trust this pet store (used to work there...
  8. Lutchmom

    Swollen eyelids

    Does anyone know what would cause swollen eyelids I'm a tegu? He has seen the vet twice and has been on antibiotic eyedrops, liquid antibiotics, and liquid anti inflammatory. But it has not helped. He is currently trying to brumate, but I can see that his eyelids are still swollen.
  9. Asheya

    URGENT; adopted mistreated

    Hi guys, A friend of mine who works in rescue saved a beautiful red Tegu and with me being the only person she knows who cares of them, she asked me to take him and I happily obliged. However, he's in rough shape. He's a sweet pup, but he has months of shed built up on his back. He was kept in...