Crusty nose

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Crusty nose

Postby Gshaw1995 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:00 pm

Hey guys,

I have a 6 year old meruke who I recently changed beddings. He's gone the last 5 years on aspen and I decided to change it to a 50/50 mix of reptibark and forest floor to help hold humidity. He's been on it for two weeks and hasn't burrowed not once. Also, I was handling him today and noticed that he had a nostril plug in both his nostrils. There's no other crust on his eyes or mouth, just the nostrils. He also was rather irked by me picking him up (moreso than normal). Anyone else had similar issues?
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Re: Crusty nose

Postby splashy07 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:21 am

Aspen is the absolute worst substrate for Indonesian locales. Probably residual buildup of dust and whatnot from being too dry. See if it improves in time with the new substrate. I'm surprised this is his first issue being kept on aspen.
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Re: Crusty nose

Postby mb606587 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:06 pm

Agreed. While some Indonesian skinks can live on aspen for years, eventually the respiratory system will deteriorate and the toes will be lost due to bad sheds.

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