Hi everyone, I'm very new here so excuse any mistakes I make. I have a female iguana that's 8-9yo Months ago while she was digging to lay eggs she hurt her middle front toe. It's was bleeding and there were no scales around the little wound but it didn't look broken and she didn't seem to care about it. I put betadine on it and cream so it wouldn't get infected and it healed but the scales never grew back there. Now, out of the blue, that toe it turning kind of white-ish and it looks a little swollen. I think she walks fine, she eats and poops ok. It can't be more that a few days old or I would have noticed. I don't think it looks like skin shedding or dry gangrene.. Should I be worried?
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Nov 21, 2012 15:26:40 GMT -8
Hey there If it is some sort of infection I'm kind of surprised it took this long to surface (but then again reptiles are great at hiding illness). Honestly I am not sure if the toe is preparing to shed or something is wrong but given what happened and the fact that you are worried about it I would definitely recommend that you contact a vet. If she has been hiding an illness since the original wound then I would be very concerned but I don't know how likely that is.
I appreciate your post and I hope it turns out to be nothing
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Hi there! So I found out what the problem was with her toe. It seems like she was trying to shed skin but since the scales are kind of messed up there from the wound, the skin was not falling. I thought she had shed it all last time but seems I was wrong. I'll need to be much more careful from now on.. All the baths and creams apparently softened the skin enough to do the job and her toe is back to it's normal color now Thank you for your advise, have a nice day!