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The heatsource im using is a MVB so no heatrocks or heatmat, i use a cococoir sand mix for substrate. I have recently switched bulbs in his heat lamp so maybe that has burned him? His hotspot is around 110 F.I really have no idea. Do you use heat rocks, heat mats, anything like that in the enclosure? My gut reaction was it looks like a burn, but that is only a guess at best.
What type of substrait are you using?
Hotspot is a little too hot.The heatsource im using is a MVB so no heatrocks or heatmat, i use a cococoir sand mix for substrate. I have recently switched bulbs in his heat lamp so maybe that has burned him? His hotspot is around 110 F.
Im going to switch to paper towels for substrate tomorrow.
Maybe take him to the vet and have him do a thorough check-up.It kind of looks like it's sliced or bitten but doesn't look like CANV [ yellow fungus ] . Has she been around other dragons ? Has she roamed somewhere that might get cut ? Can you post pics of her entire enclosure, maybe something that could have sliced her foot ?
please get two digital probe thermometers for accurate basking tempsThank you for all the replies and help!
Unfortunately theres no vets for reptiles where i live (barely any in my country at all unfortunetely), i have now replaced the substrate with paper towels and ordered chlorhexidine, medical honey and Lamisyl (to have stocked in just in case he starts showing symptoms of a fungal infection) as well as reptile safe desinfectent for the terrarium with over night shipping. For now i've just cleaned the wounds with chlorhexidine 0.5%.
I've used a temp gun to control the temprature on all surfaces in his terrarium and they all seem fine except for the background being around 150 higher up right behind the lamp so that might be the corporate since i have seen him trying to climb it a couple of times (not very succesfully). I will move the MVB bulb away from it tomorrow morning and check all the decor and hides for sharp edges before putting them back in, it cant be a bite wound as the only other pets i keep are tortoises and they never come in contact with him. I have also emailed some non exotic vets, hopefully one of them can run some basic tests.
Luckily he dosent seem affected at all by it, he has a great apptite and is still active without any restricted movement
How is your little dragon doing today?
The honey, chlorhexidine & lamisil should be fine. I'm glad to hear it doesn't seem to be causing
him pain right now, bless him. It should heal up just fine.
Is he still active & basking too?
I'm glad he's doing better!Hi,
sorry for the late respons.
The first couple of days it seemed to be getting worse with the wound getting necrotic so i ended up bandaging his foot with honey over the night, the next day when i went to remove his bandage i saw that several layers of stuck shed had loosened so i carefully removed it and after that it has started to heal up nicely I´ve continued to clean with chlorhexidine once a day and applying honey twice daily.
He has been very active (as he usually is) the whole time, basking, eating and pooping normally the whole time.