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Removing Dead Skin

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Most of the time your lizard will not have any trouble shedding their old, or dead, skin. Rubbing against rough surfaces and pulling skin off with their mouths usually work very well. However, in some cases, you may need to assist your lizards with this.

Remaining dead skin can be hazardous to the health of your lizard, as it causes skin necrosis.

In most cases, skin remains at the ends of the lizards toes. It most often happens from improper humidity, but can also be due to lack of proper nutrition.

Make sure the humidity levels are correct, and even raise them a bit by adding a water dish to the habitat, or by spraying more frequently. If this does not help, soak the feet (or wherever the dead skin is) in luke warm water. This will loosen the skin and allow you to remove it.

 
 
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