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Golden Tegu Issues - Help Wanted

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Posted by: reptilesrock at Tue Apr 17 14:35:15 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by reptilesrock ]  
   

Hey Everyone,

I work in a pet store and still have a couple young golden tegus. They were originally housed together with no problems, and then I separated them because I noticed their feet (one of the tegus especially) were really mangled. Looked as though they fought. Since then, I've been treating the feet the best I could with Betadine, Veterycin, etc. Some toes were lost on both animals and overall not very nice looking feet anymore.

My problem now seems to be shedding on the toes. I've been letting the tegus soak in a bath to loosen skin on their toes, and in their cages, I have provided a humid hide to each of them. I am concerned that more toes will be lost and more injuries to the feet and toes will occur. I've noticed small wounds like cuts on their toes and feet as well. Like I said, they are now housed separetely, so there is no danger of fighting.

I want to try to get these guys feet at least healed up and keep them problem free for good. Obviously, the feet won't be anywhere near perfect, but I would prefer that the animals are not suffering from sore feet all the time.

Any suggestions would be very appreciated.

Thanks.


   

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