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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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hello every one! love this sight lots of fellow pet lovers. im having a bit of an issue with one my little guys shedding, he compleated a shed about 5 days ago now but mised this spot on the top of his head, it seems to be barly attached any more but its been there for the last five days and he seem slightly less active then usual. he still eating as normal but hiding out a little more. should be concered about this little patch of left over skin? thanks so much
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 06:36 AM
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Can you tell us more about his enclosure? Substrate? Hides etc....



Do you have a moist hide in his enclosure?





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It sounds like a humidity issue so I agree with the OP, you need a humid hide . That's accomplished by putting moss (or anything else that'll hold moisture) in a hide and keeping it misted. But yeah, you'll also need to give us a little more info.




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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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i have been misting moss in his hide, i have gekos living in a 20G long tank, they are both under or around 5". i have a carpet for the substrate a warm side and a cool side both sides have a hding spot with moss in the bottem and i have been keeping the warm hide moist. should i have something more enclosed so the humidity wont excape? i keep reading to use a tuperware container with a hole cut in the side? i have only had the 2 of them about 2 weeks so im still new to everything . iv got alot of books and read up when got them cuz i want to give them the best care possable but all the shedding problems i have read are mostly in the eyes and toes, not right on the top of his head! lol
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(2 gekos) sry
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You can take a clean butter tub,cut a hole and put some moist paper towel in it.


You could also put a bit of warm water in a tupperware with some paper towel, close it up (air holes obviously) and leave him for a few mintues (supervised) and then take a moist q-tip and gentl try and rub it off.





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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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okay ill give that a try. i kept the containers i tok them home in so ill use that. i have also notice that on the base of his tail there are a couple "skales" that seem to be inflamed a little, they have a a bit of a different color to them. it doesnt seem like any parisitic infection that i have rad about and i dont think its bugging him to much. maybe just some irritation from shedding?
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