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Ticks (Ixodidae Family)

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Symptoms

Ticks cause damage by biting their host and sucking the blood. They prefer the soft skin under the scales (generally the skin between the hip and shoulder joints) .

Treatment

Many people tend to pull the ticks out when they first see them. This is not a good idea, as the parasites' mouth can be left behind which can lead to infection. A 0.2% Neguvon solution can be used to to bathe the lizard in. If the lizard has perforations in its skin from the ticks Neguvon should NOT be used. Instead a mineral oil should be applied in a quarantined terrarium.
 
 
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