Patches of pink scales?

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Patches of pink scales?

Postby sleepyseal72 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:18 am

Hi everyone, I recently got a new beardie after my older boy passed away from a tumor last year. We've had him about a week now and he has been pretty good about eating since we got him and has lots of energy. He was doing a lot of running around this morning while I was cleaning so I jsut went to take him out and he has these strange patches of pink scales that I haven't seen on him before. He is a leatherback zero morph and is 3 years old. Ambient temp is 80 and basking spot is 95-100 depending on where he sits. It almost looks like he is going into a patchy shed but the scales are pink instead of white. The hide that is in his tank is pretty rough and I've never had a leatherback before, is him running across it possible aggrivating his scales? It looks like there is one scale that was bleeding but it has stopped now. There are also a few scales on his belly that look like they are older and were missed on his last shed that I also hadn't noticed before (he has not shed since he has been with us, its only been about a week so I'm wondering if they were missed on his last shed) ill try to attach pictures for reference. Thanks!
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Re: Patches of pink scales?

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:19 am

Hi there,

Once you get pictures up we will be better able to figure out what's happening. It's most likely related to shed but we will see :)

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Re: Patches of pink scales?

Postby sleepyseal72 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:22 am

claudiusx wrote:Hi there,

Once you get pictures up we will be better able to figure out what's happening. It's most likely related to shed but we will see :)

-Brandon


Thanks for your quick reply, I just added some photos of him to the original post :)
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Re: Patches of pink scales?

Postby sleepyseal72 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:30 am

Here are a few more pictures of the patches

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Re: Patches of pink scales?

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:21 am

Hi there,

That just looks like food staining. Has he ate anything red?

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Re: Patches of pink scales?

Postby AHBD » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:46 pm

I agree it looks like food or calci sand stain.
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Re: Patches of pink scales?

Postby sleepyseal72 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:57 pm

claudiusx wrote:Hi there,

That just looks like food staining. Has he ate anything red?

-Brandon


Hi again,

He hasn't had anything red since being with me and he is on tile. Perhaps his previous owner had him on red sand and I just didn't notice it right away when I got him. Thanks! :)
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Re: Patches of pink scales?

Postby AHBD » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:07 pm

You're welcome ! Hopefully that's all it is.
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