What type of bedding do you use?
Do you use any calcium of vitamins? Can you post the picture of the foot? Joan
I do not have a web cam and we cannot have personal contact. I suspect this may be an infection due to retained shed on the foot. It will need to be addressed by a Herp Vet. In the mean time you can clean it with some Betadine and then Neosporin. You need to start dusting crickets with calcium powder daily and use a UVB light should run 12-14 hours a day. The UVB is a tube type of reptile light that puts out artificial sunlight to help metabolize the calcium in the body. If you need a Herp Vet I would be happy to locate one with a state or country. Joan
The light I am speaking about does not give heat. It supplies UVB reays to help metabolize calcium into the body which prevents metabolic bone diease. MBD can affect the bones, joints and organs leaving your collard lizard disabled or worse.
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