Healthy Reptile (Especially Bearded Dragon) Skin

Discussion in 'Bearded Dragons' started by Scott, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. Scott

    Scott Embryo

    I had been wondering what the best program might be for keeping my bearded dragon's skin clean and healthy. I imagine it would be basically the same for any arid climate herp. Lots of sun, a good soak now and then and what else? Maybe some sort of vitamin and mineral soak would be good? Recently, I've notice some little white powdery specs outlining some of Louie's scales...I'm thinking mayby a fungal problem...matby too many soaks or too much time scurrying through my lush lawn. Should I be looking for some good anti-fungal wash? Shoud I be contacting the vet?

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  3. Quickbeam

    Quickbeam Embryo

    It might just be calcium powder from the crickets, my guy gets it all over him when he's eating them.
    The thing you need to watch for it the yellow fungus. There are many good articles online about this beardie malady and it's worth knowing what to watch for so you can treat it early. It usually starts around their "vent" (under the tail) as a yellow discoloration. If you catch it early it is easy to treat with monistat 7 which you can buy at any drug store in the feminine care section. Advanced stages can cause major damage to the skin and even death if it affects the lizard internally.
    Cheri S wrote an excellent article with pics that you can find here:
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    And a google search online can yield more info as well.


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