Missing scales

by Daniel
(Sunderland, England)

I have a leopard tortoise, who had a small patch of scales missing from from the sole of her back left foot. This has only appeared recently but now seems to be getting bigger. It doesn't seem to be causing her any discomfort and she can walk as normal, I am concerned that it may be something to worry about. Any ideas what the problem is?

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Sep 26, 2009
more info please
by: Anonymous

What kind of substrate is she on? Can you post good, clear pics? For now I would put some Neosporin (or silvadene if you have it, you can get it from a vet)on it and keep it clean and dry. If you don't see an improvement or it spreads more, I would make an appointment with an experienced herp vet.

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