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Re: What is going on now?????


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Posted by PH Meliss on April 06, 2003 at 16:10:46:

In Reply to: What is going on now????? posted by iguanafriend on April 05, 2003 at 14:05:07:

Sometimes, iguana dorsal spikes do get damaged. It could be from being wrapped to restrain them to give them meds or draw blood. It most often happens when an iguana tries to squeeze into a space that is too small for him - many don't seem to realize how big they've grown when they try to slip under something that they fit under when they were much smaller.

The spikes are living tissue, fed by tiny blood vessels. If the spike is bent to such a degree that the tissue tears, that can cause the part of the spike that is the farthest from the body to die as the broken vessels seal themselves off. When the skin next sheds, the dead tissue usually is removed along with the shed skin.

Once the dead tissue is removed, the spikes generally do grow back, though it may take some time until they reach their pre-injury length.

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