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Pale skin

Discussion in 'Black and White Tegu Discussion' started by Moody, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Moody

    Moody Member

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    Ok so I have had my B&W tegu for over a year now.. Grown from 22 inches to nearly 40. He is shedding and looks very pale. Now I know they have a tendency to get pale but he has been like this since his last shed. I have changed nothing in his environment and I actually had someone ask me if he was a high white. Now he was wild bred so who knows? But it' g me a little concerned... Thanks 20180122_212819.jpg 20180122_211934.jpg
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Not to worry, depending on their genetic make-up, adult final color pattern may change regardless of source. For example, some firebellies get redder as they mature. At this size/age, all that might change is shading. Your tegu will be a sharply-contrasting adult.
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    dpjm Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Yeah, that looks totally fine. I have never really heard of a lizard having pathologic pale skin, at least it doesn't seem to be a common thing. It's just a color change related to aging. Another common color change is a loss of a greenish tinge.
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    Looks like a beautiful high white to me
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  5. Moody

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    Who knows? He was wild caught in the Everglades by Rodney Irwin at Tegus only. He could have some high white in him, he had the firebelly when I first got him but that faded quickly.. Now hes more a peach belly lol. Someone asked me if he was a high white and he had the traditional yellow undertone and I didn't notice till someone asked and I started going through pics he has gotten whiter and whiter.... I dont care if he is barney purple i love him just the same it just worried me something could be wrong. Thanks!
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    Barney purple, now that would be cool.
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    Well if you get barney purple I want hot pink!
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