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    Exclamation Odd torso scabs? Please help! T^T [pics]


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    I took out my 2 year old female to give her a treat for the Holidays, and noticed two little scabs on her sides! She’s the first Leo I’ve ever owned and my panicked googling got me no answers! I have no idea what happened to her, and I’m really worried because its on both sides of her! T^T
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    One of my geckos has this happen periodically. I think it's because some of the skin is sticking too tightly when they're shedding and when the shed gets pulled off there's an abrasion. It will heal on its own. It's important to watch the gecko and when you see signs of shedding, if the scab is still there, try to help it get the shed off without pulling off the scab. It's not terrible if the scab does get pulled off, but it will delay healing because the scab will have to form again. My gecko is fine now. There is a faint scar and every year or so she does it again.

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    Thank you so much!!! I checked her today and saw shed stuck on her toes, so thats likely what happened. Her scabs are looking much better now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Takoiyaki.yokai View Post
    Thank you so much!!! I checked her today and saw shed stuck on her toes, so thats likely what happened. Her scabs are looking much better now!
    Do your leos have humid hides just about all the time? Warm humid hides help with shedding and keep leos hydrated.
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