Post by CarolandCompany on Feb 13, 2004 13:41:58 GMT -8
I have a 2.5 yo male ig who has waxy white spots on bilaterally on his front legs, cheeks, one on his hind leg and one on his abdomen. He's had 14 days of antibiotics but the spots aren't going away. The closest ig vet is 260 miles away, which I will drive if I need to. But poor Juan might get a little stressed! Two regular vets have seen him here, and they are out of ideas.
Has anyone else encountered this problem? You can see a pic at photobucket.com under Carol and Company.
Post by CarolandCompany on Feb 20, 2004 13:22:46 GMT -8
I have no idea how to let you see the pic! But I was in touch with a vet from Washington State U that thinks the spots are thermal burns. I didn't know they shouldn't get hotter than 95! His basking shelf is 6 inches from the heat lamp, and thats at 95. The vet felt that if Juan hung out long enough on his shelf he could burn himself and not move. So I guess I nearly cooked my ig
Everything I've read says heat, heat, heat. And this being Montana in the WINTER...I'm thinking 95 should be about right! Although the vet wasn't sure if I did it, or if it happened before I brought him home. I moved the heat source farther away from the basking shelf and now its at about 85. Thats going to be the hottest place in his cage now...I hope that's warm enough for him.
If they are burns, it would have to be because he came into physical contact with the light. 6 inches is too close for the heat source. (wonderful for the UVB tube tho) Did this vet tell you what to do for treatment??
85 is not hot enough to allow the iguana to properly digest it's food. You will need to go with a stronger heat source from a greater distance. What type of bulb are you using for heat, and what type for UVB??