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I think my tegu has scale rot

RichardDimas

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Recently I've noticed my tegu having a small scar on his head but these past few days it looks worse I think he has scale rot and I think it may be from my parents dog trying to nip at him through the cage and idk any treatment I'll put an image
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Debita

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Well, I don't know much about scale rot, so I'd check with a vet for that. If it's just an injury from something in his cage, it will prob heal on its own. So - if it's getting worse, it most likely isn't an injury unless he's still in the same situation with the dog. Sounds like it might be worth a vet visit.
 

Craig1976

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You can use Betadine solution. I've used it on my ball python when she got scale rot once. I filled the bath tub up a little and poured the Betadine in the water until it turned a tea color (brownish in color). I soaked her for about 20 minutes to a half an hour and then pulled her out, dried her gently, and applied Neosporin (without pain relief) to the affected area. Those two products are a must have for any reptile owner! Just make sure the Tegu doesn't drink the bath water as it soaks. Hope all goes well and this should help you!
 

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Hulk1

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You can use Betadine solution. I've used it on my ball python when she got scale rot once. I filled the bath tub up a little and poured the Betadine in the water until it turned a tea color (brownish in color). I soaked her for about 20 minutes to a half an hour and then pulled her out, dried her gently, and applied Neosporin (without pain relief) to the affected area. Those two products are a must have for any reptile owner! Just make sure the Tegu doesn't drink the bath water as it soaks. Hope all goes well and this should help you!
Thanks Craig 1976 that definitely comes in handy for sure.
 

Craig1976

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Hulk 1, no problem. Best of luck and I hope your little friend gets better. Keep me updated on it's progress. Hoping to hear it gets better!
 

Hulk1

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Hulk 1, no problem. Best of luck and I hope your little friend gets better. Keep me updated on it's progress. Hoping to hear it gets better!
Craig 1976 thanks wasn't my Tegu. Lol all is good. I said thanks for sharing the info you did. Have heard this works great many reptile owner's swear by it.
 

RichardDimas

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You can use Betadine solution. I've used it on my ball python when she got scale rot once. I filled the bath tub up a little and poured the Betadine in the water until it turned a tea color (brownish in color). I soaked her for about 20 minutes to a half an hour and then pulled her out, dried her gently, and applied Neosporin (without pain relief) to the affected area. Those two products are a must have for any reptile owner! Just make sure the Tegu doesn't drink the bath water as it soaks. Hope all goes well and this should help you!
Thanks for the information I'll definitely add that to my shopping list or order online I appreciate the help for another reptile owner.
 

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