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Rescued obese female w/ scales falling off?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:51 pm
by LSUTigris
Rescued today & will be going to the vet next week. She was left in a house last winter with no power for who knows how long & appears to have MBD, both front feet stay turned in. And she looks quite obese. My biggest worry is the side of her face looks yellow & has scales missing/falling off. She's being quarantined away from my 5 other reptiles. Anyone have any ideas about her face & recommendations to get some weight off? Thank you!!
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Re: Rescued obese female w/ scales falling off?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:10 pm
by KarrieRee
Not sure if that's yellow fungas or not-- others on here would need to look- putting her in a good salad diet w/ crickets or dubias 2 times per week and limit the worms like butter worms wax worms-- what has she been eating?
Karrie

Re: Rescued obese female w/ scales falling off?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:18 pm
by CooperDragon
I'd probably try some antifungal cream on the area and see if it starts to improve but having a vet run a skin test is a good idea. It looks like thick shed to me but the damaged scales nearby may indicate an infection of some sort (not necessarily YF) so it's good to check into it further. The weight change will take time and patience. Time and space to move and get some exercise is helpful and combined with a diet change to include mostly veges should do the trick over time.

Re: Rescued obese female w/ scales falling off?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:30 pm
by LSUTigris
She's been eating crickets & all the wrong vegetables. A lot of sweet potatoes & broccoli & who knows what else. I've been feeding her veggies daily & dubias once a week.

Re: Rescued obese female w/ scales falling off?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:31 pm
by KarrieRee
Use this for nutrition guide
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
Karrie