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Joan, Veterinary Technician
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I have a uromastyx who nose is white and hard. This is not

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I have a uromastyx who nose is white and hard. This is not a regular thing for him. Any idea of what it is and what I can do?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 6 months ago.
Hi,My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and reptile rescue.What you are describing is a salt excretion. Their Bodies process food and the salt is excreted from the nostrils. This is common for Uromastyx. The have glands in the nose that cause this secretion. You can take you nail and gently flake off the Salt from the nasal passages.Joan