Stange Lesions, gray scales

Succulentkeeper3080

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I noticed strange lesions on my beardie today, the past few days I noticed he was shedding and left him alone to do that however I went to check today and saw strange holes on his arm, there doesn't seem like any yellow coloration, his poop is normal so is his personality, it doesn't seem like he's in any pain. I am concerned it may be crickets as he is fed those however he usually catches them all pretty quickly. I was wondering if anyone knows what could be going on and anyways I could help him or treat this before seeing a vet.
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they may be able to help, until then i think you can put raw unpasteurized honey on it.
Crickets will eat your beardie up, i recommend breaking down his habitat and clearing them out. You can bake logs and such at 200 degrees for 30 minutes or so to kill any hiding in holes or cracks. If your going to feed crickets, it's usually better to feed in a different place like a clear tote.
 

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It's possible that crickets did this , is there more than one lesion ? It's also possible that there was something that pierced him. Can you post pics of the entire enclosure ? And I agree to using raw honey on it but you'd have to be 100% sure that there are no insects hiding in the tank that would come out at night to attack. A vet visit might be best in case of the need for antibiotics.
 

Succulentkeeper3080

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It's possible that crickets did this , is there more than one lesion ? It's also possible that there was something that pierced him. Can you post pics of the entire enclosure ? And I agree to using raw honey on it but you'd have to be 100% sure that there are no insects hiding in the tank that would come out at night to attack. A vet visit might be best in case of the need for antibiotics.
He does have a much smaller one on his other arm, I took out all his tank decor and sprayed it down with diluted vinegar, for now he's going to be staying in an empty tank so I can monitor him and make sure there's no crickets hiding. None of the wood is likely to have pierced him but there's always a possibility that something could have happened.
 

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Yeah I don't see anything there unless he jumped up to the lighting and there was some metal or stiff wire somewhere. He still needs his basking log or other platform though so see what else you can put in for him. It can stress them out to have all their decor removed. You can use a couple of nice sized rocks from outside , wash in very hot soapy water and rinse. Or take a sturdy cardboard box and fix it so it can be used for basking.
 

Succulentkeeper3080

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Yeah I don't see anything there unless he jumped up to the lighting and there was some metal or stiff wire somewhere. He still needs his basking log or other platform though so see what else you can put in for him. It can stress them out to have all their decor removed. You can use a couple of nice sized rocks from outside , wash in very hot soapy water and rinse. Or take a sturdy cardboard box and fix it so it can be used for basking.
Yeah nothing like that is in there, I'll add back some of his more sterile items. Thank you so much for your help, I'll dress the wound in honey and keep a close eye on it. If it looks like it's getting any worse I will make an appointment at my vet asap. This is the first instance of something like this happening in the 5 years I've had him so I'm a little panicked lol, I also have little to no idea of the severity of his wound. I really appreciate your help
 

Drache613

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Hello,

That looks painful for him! If you feed crickets in his tank, they are probably biting & chewing on
those areas. You can use a raw unpasteurized honey or an antibiotic ointment packed into the hole
to help with healing & to ward off infection.
Let us know how he is doing!

Tracie
 

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