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Scale Rot

Discussion in 'Red Tegu Discussion' started by zfro, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. zfro

    zfro New Member

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    Please let me know if it is scale rot or not. Also what causes scalel rot?

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    Hard to tell but it can be caused by a lot of things.

    Is substrate wet? If he can't get away damp or wet substrate this can be a cause. Remember a humid environment doesn't mean wet sub.

    Bacteria in the sub, needs cleaned or changed.

    Mold can do it

    But most of the time it's wet sub they need a side that's more dry as well try adding ventation to the enclosure.



    Did you feed live prey? Looks like a rat nip to me.

    Remember if it is scale rot it can get into the blood steam eventually and that is fatal.
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    zfro New Member

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    Thanks Zyn he is good now. It was wet substrate. Went to the vet got an antiseptic. I had To deep of a dirt bed it never dried out. He is a lot better now.

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