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My iguana has black on s head
, not scaley or dry same…

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My iguana has black...

My iguana has black on his head

Veterinarian's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

Not scaley or dry same bumps as his skin

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Reptile
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Hello and welcome. Thank you for requesting me. I'm sorry to hear of this problem. Some additional information will be useful. How old is your iguana? What temperatures do you maintain under the basking light and on the cool side of the cage? What brand and size of UVB light do you have? How old is the bulb? Thank you.

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Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and reptile rescue.

Anna asked me to assist you. I do need the answers to the questions above and would like to have a visual of the area that is having problems. Could you please post a picture. I also see you would like a Phone Call and I would be happy to assist with that if you would still like it once I see the picture and have the information.

Joan

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Reptile Expert: Joan, Veterinary Technician replied 2 years ago

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and reptile rescue.

Anna asked me to assist you. I do need the answers to the questions above and would like to have a visual of the area that is having problems. Could you please post a picture. I also see you would like a Phone Call and I would be happy to assist with that if you would still like it once I see the picture and have the information.

Joan

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