| Various issues can arise with the
skin of your lizard if the conditions are not right for them.
The skin of a lizard is actually much more complex than most
Fungal infections commonly occur in climates that are too
high in humidity or where the temperature is too cool. When
fungal growths begin on the skin of your lizard you will most
likely notice small patches of skin where the color does not
match the rest of the body. As the condition begins to progress,
these patches will grow both in size and in numbers. Usually
these patches begin on the bottom layers of the skin which
makes it hard to notice in the beginning.
Furthermore, if the climate conditions are not right for
your lizard it is likely that it will have problems shedding.
Shedding problems generally occur if the humidity level is
not high enough.
If you notice that your lizard is having problems shedding
all or parts of its skin the best idea is to place the lizard
in warm water. The warm water will help to loosen the skin
and allow you to remove it by gently rubbing the lizard with
Veterinarian attention is usually required for issues arising
with the skin of a lizard. This is because problems with the
skin can be very complex. For instance, there are many different
types of skin fungi that can occur to lizards, all of which
generally appear the same. However, different treatments are
required for each type and only a veterinarian will be able
to properly diagnose this. Your veterinarian can also help
if your lizard is having problems shedding its skin.