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first time non-snake reptile keeper and a scale problem(?)

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by Len, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Len

    Len New Member

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    F1276645-C3BD-4E34-8BD6-263E4B139826.jpeg F1276645-C3BD-4E34-8BD6-263E4B139826.jpeg Hello, i just registered here (i've visited this place so many times but idk why I assumed i wasn't able register here before). I just acquired my first non-snake reptile (i have 5 snakes) on 31st of May this year and he/she is an argentine b&w tegu named Vox.

    He/she looks healthy and active and we've interacted a lot, i don't force him/her to come out or touch him/her too much, he/she's just curious and comes out by him/herself when i put food and water everyday(not always tho). Even though he/she's becoming more and more casual and calm when crawling around or on me he/she's still jumpy and sometimes open his mouth but it won't last long and usually he/she will relax once he/she sniffs or flick his/her tongue on my hand. The only time Vox bit me was when he/she mistook my toe for some kind of food.

    A day ago Vox just shed and i saw something weird on his/her back scale, i probably didn't notice it before bcs i got him/her while he/she was just about to shed and he/she was pale and also he/she has only let me got so close to him recently

    (I apologize for the nails, i'm trying my best)
    (Also apologize for the she/he thing, sometimes i call him him sometimes i call her her, still can't decide for now)
  2. Zyn

    Zyn Active Member

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    Looks like some stuck scales pulled out with the shed or it’s a healing wound. Doesn’t look infected or anything. Don’t see issues with your nails either lol. But I’m not a vet just my opinion here
  3. Len

    Len New Member

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    Okay, thanks for the reply!
  4. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi and welcome Len.

    Mechanical damage. Keep Neosporin on hand.

    Beautiful tegu.
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    Just wanted to add: make sure it IS NOT the neosporin with pain reliever.
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Good catch.