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Please help

PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:19 pm
by marcusandbalse
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Hi so its a bit hard to see here but my boy Balse has a patch on his side, discolored from his normal scales. He flinches away when I touch it and im worried it might be a fungus or infection. I did contact a vet about it but I'd like other advice in the meantime please

Re: Please help

PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:49 pm
by Gail
It really looks like a patchy spot that is getting ready to shed.
Try touching his other side in the same area, the same way you touched this one. I bet he reacts the same.

Re: Please help

PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:09 pm
by marcusandbalse
Yeah looking at it now I think that's what it is, still taking him to see a vet since I'm pretty sure his previous owner never took him and I just want to be sure. Thank you for replying!

Re: Please help

PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:51 am
by Drache613
Hello,

I agree, it looks like a patch getting ready to shed. Their scales get very sensitive when it is
getting ready to shed.
Is he eating well & basking normally?
Let us know how the vet visit goes!

Tracie