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    Hello! So I have a Tokay named Harold, and today I noticed that one of his feet pads is really black. Almost like it's burnt? I do not use hot rocks, but I do use heat pads stuck to the side of the glass because it was recommended over a heat lamp. Could this be the cause of it?

    Also I use Forrest Floor bedding, and he has a piece of mopani wood for basking on top of a little wooden habba hut. Maybe the tannins from the mopani when I mist down his cage for humidity purposes?

    Just wanted some thoughts as to if it could be a burn or just coloring. I've had Harold for under two months.

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    Thanks for your time!

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    Heat pads get very hot, especially when not regulated by a thermostat. It's quite likely that foot got burned! Get rid of the heat pads immediately and replace with a heat lamp. This should create a basking spot of about 95F. Ambient temps should range between 80-85, and the cool area (the bottom of the enclosure) should be no cooler than 75.
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    My male Tokay isn't that bad as yours but he is missing some of his pads or whatever those are, I don't have a heat pad or rocks so I was wondering the same with mine...maybe the heat pad has nothing to do with it. They're not dumb creatures, if it's too hot to walk over they'll avoid that area, so I personally suspect something else

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