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Skin Fungi


If your lizard is living in climate conditions which are not optimized for them, they are at risk of skin fungi. A combination of high humidity and low temperatures are the most common causes of skin fungi. The only reliable sign of skin fungi in lizards is the discoloration of patches of skin. Skin fungi actually forms on the lower layers of skin which means that by the time it is noticeable on the top it has most likely been progressing for quite some time.

There are actually many different types of skin fungi and from the surface they almost all of them appear the same, however different treatments may be required. For this reason it is important to take your lizard to a veterinarian for a proper diagnosis if you believe it has skin fungi.

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