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Posted by Les4toads on March 14, 2003 at 10:59:24:
In Reply to: Too much water? posted by Jeff Judd on March 14, 2003 at 09:49:20:
: I usually offer water twice a month when my horned lizards are inactive, usually by lightly misting the horned lizards body and or the substate(if their buried). Unfortunately one platyrhinos has what looks to be a skin fungus growing on her belly. She is very healthy otherwise. I seem to think it may have been from too much moisture during her inactivity or bacteria build up in the substrate. Anyone experience anything like this before? How can I treat it? I have changed the substrate and now only offer water through an eyedropper. She has been in captivity for over 4 years with no problems occuring earlier.
:Interesting problem. I provide water on a continuous basis in a shallow petri dish and keep moisture in the substrate at all times, even during hibernation. You may have had "scat" decompose and contaminate a small area. Use a light alchol swab to clean area of HL's belly and that should clear up that problem. Lester G. Milroy III