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 Uromastyx Shed build up on Face

I have a uro who’s about a year old now in a 40g breeder with uvb and 128 degree basking spot. We also have 2 hides on opposite sides of the tank one cool one hot. In one hide i have moss that I mist once a day as a humidity hide and we feed a variety of veggies that have been heavily researched.

The problem is up on her nose she has a mass build of of skin that looks very uncomfortable and I’m afraid to let her soak due to all the complications it may bring and I don’t particularly know if my vets here know anything about these lizards so I have not attempted to contact yet. Please help I love her to death and want to help her desperately. Vet is not out of the options list but I want to know enough to make sure my vet doesn’t try to swindle me.



03/11/15  02:50pm

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 Uromastyx Shed build up on Face

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03/11/15  02:52pm

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  Message To: Arachnick816   In reference to Message Id: 2312707


 Uromastyx Shed build up on Face

Call the vet to see if anyone is specialized in herps. Retained shed isn’t a mass build up of skin I believe.



03/11/15  11:17pm

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  Message To: Arachnick816   In reference to Message Id: 2312707


 Uromastyx Shed build up on Face

No biggie. Use your pinky nail to gently peel from the nostrils. What it is, is several layers of scale that is stuck in the opening. My U. Acanthinurus, Igor, had that, and he seemed incredibly grateful once I did that! Best of luck--Barbara Hill, Sunnyvale, CA




03/15/15  11:13am

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  Message To: Igors Mom   In reference to Message Id: 2312771


 Uromastyx Shed build up on Face

did you get it wet or anything to help? and did you have to force it or was it easy to come off? sorry to ask I just want to make sure my baby is ok and that I don’t hurt her



03/15/15  01:01pm

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  Message To: Arachnick816   In reference to Message Id: 2312773


 Uromastyx Shed build up on Face

For our iguana and bearded dragons and even a snake or 2 I have used OLIVE OIL.. and Baby oil. Apply it with finger or q tip. Allow it to remain on the stuck shed for a few minutes and then gently peel / pick off. Water will work also but not soaking... just bathing/ washing... after that you want to dry the Uro.

Just make sure the stuck shed is moist one way or another. Sometimes it helps to have an extra pair of hands and tweezers for nostril shed.



03/28/15  12:37pm


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