Post by aliciabailey on May 26, 2004 6:04:50 GMT -8
recently we noticed a small black spot on spike's upper left shoulder, about this () big. yeah, literally that big, lol. it has not spread and no other spots have appeared. as spike is our first iguana i'm all about running to the vet every time something happens or she wont eat or something, but my husband is sure that it's nothing and she'll be fine. so, i guess my questios is......is this something that will just go away on it's own or is it a matter for the vet? any help would be greatly appreciated ;D
Could your ig have gotten too close to the heat source? sounds like it could be aburn but not sure...the spots sound too big to be just colorations in the skin...keep an eye on it and perhaps get some neosporin in case it changes...and of course a vet visit is in order if things dont improve ....good luck...Lyn
There is the possibility that it is just a skin color finally showing up but as Lyn said it sounds a bit large. There is a fungal infection that causes black spots but it is usually seen on igs new from the importers that have been kept in nasty conditions. Barring a photo I have to chime in with a trip to the vet.
Post by Kerrydaktyl on May 27, 2004 3:16:43 GMT -8
Dons got a tiny black spot on his tail... I never thought anything of it, hes always had it and its not changed since weve had him. I just thought it was markings? The vet didnt pick up on it, but then I didnt think to point it out.
Post by aliciabailey on May 29, 2004 5:26:17 GMT -8
hi, sorry it took so long to reply, we have unexpected company in town
the black spot is smooth, not fuzzy, and there is no way it could be a heat burn. both bulbs are seperated from her by wire mesh, and I don't even think her body could move the way it would have to for her to be able to get up to the light.
I called the vet and she said it's a fungal spot, and we already have the medicated pads for it. We had Spike into the vet when we first got her because she had black spots on her face, which turned out to be her natural coloring not a fungal infection. So, now we come across a real fungal infection and we know what to look for now. Good thing we already had the pads from our first visit. We'll be taking Spike to the vet in 2 weeks to have the spot looked at, she said it should be gone by then using the pads.
Post by prism_wolf on May 29, 2004 12:33:51 GMT -8
Did the vet actually look at it. It sounds like a phone consultation. There's not a ton of things that black spots could be, but I would feel more comfortable with a diagnosis from a vet that actually looked at the spot.