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Mites

 

Mites are very small which makes them difficult to spot in their early stages. Sometimes the feces of the mites will actually be visible before the mites themselves. In general mites like the soft skin of the lizard which can be found below the harder scales as this skin is easier for them to grab ahold of. This makes it easier for the mites to avoid detection from the human eye until the infestation has progressed.

A qualified veterinarian can provide an appropriate solution which will alleviate your lizard from the mite infestation. If your lizard does in fact have mites it is not enough to simply have them removed from your lizard as they will continue to exist in the lizard’s habitat which can cause an almost immediate reinfestation. Be sure to clean the habitat thoroughly before reintroducing the lizard to it.

 
 
 
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