Zilla is a spastic little craphead. Yesterday morning when I retrieved him for his morning poop-bath, he went ballistic. When I checked on him 5 minutes later, I noticed some blood in the water. He somehow cut his front finger (Thank God it wasn't broke) and was bleeding from it. I also noticed a spot on his belly just in front of his cloaca. It wasn't bleeding, and I'm not sure what it is because it's almost perfectly round. I'm wondering if it could be a rug burn from him moving too fast. I'm also wondering if putting the carpet on his upper shelf was a good idea. Any suggestions? I'm keeping a close eye on the two injuries to make sure they don't get worse, but in the meantime, is applying a human antibacterial ointment OK for reptiles? I believe it's feesible, but I just want to make sure.
It could be possible. That's why I'm also asking about the carpet. I spray his habitat several times a day for humidity, therefore I'm not sure if moisture within the carpet is drying thouroughly or not. It feels dry before I respray, but I'm afraid it may be a perfect spot for things to grow. Any suggestions on the carpet? If the spot near his cloaca doesn't start to clear up in the next couple of days, then it's definitely time for a vet check-up
Thanks Dom. I don't have the resources to post pictures as of now. It doesn't look like a fungal infection, but I'm still not sure. It's not growing, and it looks as if he may have rubbed his outer skin off. It's transluscent in color on top and red underneath. I'm almost certain if it was fungal there would be other spots along his body. Do you use carpet in your enclosure?