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Posted by birddog5151 on May 01, 2003 at 19:41:44:
In Reply to: Shedding problem posted by modsquad5150 on May 01, 2003 at 18:55:16:
:For the first time my Red Tegu is having a problem shedding i believe...but it looks bad...it looks as if he's skin is cracking and he's getting gashes from it...i tried bathing him and getting more moisture in the enclosure...im stuck on what else to do. It doesn't look as if it's hindering his health in any way..but I need some advice on how to get rid of that.
Check your humidity. I've found Exoterra Jungle Earth to be better than cypress chips. I change water daily or every other day. On the second or third day I dump the water dish into the substrate. This maintains 55 to 75% humidity in my 30 gallon long tank. Be sure you check all the toes. Mine had shed on its tail when I got it. I didn't catch it until it went through a shed cycle. When I increased the humidity and measured it the problem shed came right off.