"Toenails" growing under legs?

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"Toenails" growing under legs?

Postby lizzygirl » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:56 am

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I have a 7 year old Bearded Dragon. I noticed recently that there seems to be "toenails" growing under her body in the area of the hind legs. They run perpendicular to her tail and there is about eight of them. Any ideas. She's seems fine in all other areas and is acting normal.
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Re: "Toenails" growing under legs?

Postby Gail » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:05 am

Sounds like femoral pores, its it a line that run down the inside of both back legs? How sure are you its a female? Girls usually don't have pore that big or that get long and fingernail like.
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Re: "Toenails" growing under legs?

Postby TheWolfmanTom » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:06 am

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Re: "Toenails" growing under legs?

Postby lizzygirl » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:46 am

Not sure if she is a girl, maybe she is a he. If it is femoral pores, what should I do about them? I'm trying to post a picture, but having a hard time. Thanks for the info so far.
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Re: "Toenails" growing under legs?

Postby Gail » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:56 am

If they are pores, I don't think you would do anything. Are they poking into her skin at all?

upload your picture to tinypic.com and post a link.

EDIT: here is picture of dragon pores
http://www.herpcenter.com/articleimages ... 00x225.jpg
and picture of long iguana pores
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3536/319 ... 97261b.jpg

I've never seen a dragon get the long pores like iguanas do.
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Re: "Toenails" growing under legs?

Postby TheWolfmanTom » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:24 pm

do chianese water dragon have pores like an iggy?
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Re: "Toenails" growing under legs?

Postby Gail » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:35 pm

I think they get kinda bulgy but not long like a iguana
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Re: "Toenails" growing under legs?

Postby lizzygirl » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:53 pm

Some of them do appear to be poking into his/her skin. I read somewhere that by giving her baths that they will soften and come off. Here is the picture I uploaded.


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Re: "Toenails" growing under legs?

Postby TheWolfmanTom » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:54 pm

cant say ive even see femoral pores like that.
could that be a bad shed??
Id start soaking right away.
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Re: "Toenails" growing under legs?

Postby pudden318 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:01 pm

i think you should pm tracie about that, ive never seen anything like that before.
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Re: "Toenails" growing under legs?

Postby vickson420 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:02 pm

Awwh poor guy his pores are very clogged.It can be very uncomfortable for him so its important you try to soften the area as much as possible.I recommend bathing him daily and gently wiping and massaging the area with a soft cloth.
What is going on with the vent?It looks discolored? Could you get a straight belly pic with the pores and vent in it.I want to rule out anything fungal going on.
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