Ticks (Ixodidae Family)
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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)
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.