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My two tegus skin textures are very different?

Stitches skin is almost more of an orange peel texture though he’s obviously got scales but he has very smooth patches and Stella is very scaly and defined.stitches skin is just leathery is this normal? My humidity is in a constant controlled range of 66%-77% and he eats a lot he’s big and fat for his size.he used to shed every few weeks but hasn’t shed in over two months I’d say.strange for him
 

rantology

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Tegus do get a "winter coat" they will keep during brumation which is thicker than a normal shed. That could be the case even when they do not go down for brumation, I wonder? I have noticed the same with Darrow, he hasn't shed in a while and by now at least his tail should have gone into shed. But nope. Just a uniform dull leathery look to him right now.
 
Tegus do get a "winter coat" they will keep during brumation which is thicker than a normal shed. That could be the case even when they do not go down for brumation, I wonder? I have noticed the same with Darrow, he hasn't shed in a while and by now at least his tail should have gone into shed. But nope. Just a uniform dull leathery look to him right now.
exactly.i will admit I didn’t soak him in the tub for about a week during moving but there’s no way he could be affected so fast.iguess I just didn’t realize it until seeing how deeply scaly Stella is.he is still eating and acting normal so well see
 
Here are some pics of the two of them. His scales are also a LOT smaller than hers even though they are the same size.he is 8 months old and I don’t know her age.could it be maturity difference? Could you post pics of yours?im very curious
 

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Shasta1979

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Stitches skin is almost more of an orange peel texture though he’s obviously got scales but he has very smooth patches and Stella is very scaly and defined.stitches skin is just leathery is this normal? My humidity is in a constant controlled range of 66%-77% and he eats a lot he’s big and fat for his size.he used to shed every few weeks but hasn’t shed in over two months I’d say.strange for him
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Stitches skin is almost more of an orange peel texture though he’s obviously got scales but he has very smooth patches and Stella is very scaly and defined.stitches skin is just leathery is this normal? My humidity is in a constant controlled range of 66%-77% and he eats a lot he’s big and fat for his size.he used to shed every few weeks but hasn’t shed in over two months I’d say.strange for him
I don't think theres anything wrong with him I positive its a maturity thing ones older with more scale development id say is all
 
It could have to do with age or slight differences in genetics. My blues are smooth supper soft and my reds are usually alot more course and have trouble shedding even with identical conditions. Reds are just more needy I guess with climates and humidity idk. I still soak them all regularly with baby oil or coconut oil added to their bath so it helps smooth out their skins and help shed
 
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I don't think theres anything wrong with him I positive its a maturity thing ones older with more scale development id say is all
Yeah I do think Stella is quite a bit older.she just feels like expensive reptile leather and he wouldn’t be worth anything on that market xD
But I’ve been soaking him extra in water a little warmer than usual and it’s become apparent he’s working through a monster shed with 2-3 layers coming off the top of the base of his tail.he never had a problem or tough shed as a smaller guy.
 
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