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Shedding problem


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Posted by modsquad5150 on May 01, 2003 at 22:02:13:

In Reply to: Shedding problem posted by Ericb02 on May 01, 2003 at 19:15:02:

::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.
::thanks
:Does he eat fruits, if, so give him some more, my red does this every once in a while, but it eventually comes off, once his tail got pretty bad, so i used baby oil, and it seemed to do the trick, i just rubbed it in like once a day for like 15min, and it made it real soft, then i could just pull it off, try that...

thanks for the advice..im gonna try raising the humidity..and if not i'll try the baby oil....but as for fruits....he doesn't really go for the fruits....he'll take a little banana...im gonna try to work more fruit into his diet though...i keep it varied all the time...but its hard to get him to take the fruit...but i'll work on that as well...thanks though..its much appreciated.




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