White crusty powder on scales

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White crusty powder on scales

Postby Laurennloveexd » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:02 am

I have attached photos however,
I do not know if this is normal or not but I decided to bath him yesterday and while outside it came back. It first looked like powder but I think it's more crusty white/yellow on him.

Any ideas what that might be?
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Re: White crusty powder on scales

Postby Noodlebasket » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:09 am

I am not confident but I would guess either dust from your substrate or possibly hard water build up? Can you provide some more info on your husbandry? That might help us guess at what is happening. I do agree that a bath seems like a good place to start.
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Re: White crusty powder on scales

Postby pongpaeng » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:28 am

Have you try bath your skink and see the result? probably dust from substrate

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