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    Default Help! Sores above my crested's eyes

    Hi Everyone,

    When I picked up my crested today, I noticed that it looked like she had sores above her eyes in the little spot where the bulge of the eye meets her head. They look like little crescent moon scabs. Is this a normal part of her shedding or is it more serious than that?

    I may be having humidity issues or heat issues...

    Please let me know if anyone knows what this may be!

    Thanks,
    Ari

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    Hello there,

    Sorry about your gecko!
    That does not sound normal; Scabbing is not a normal part of the shedding process.

    Is it possible for you to post a picture of your geckos eyes?
    Also, tell us about your geckos housing conditions (temps, humidity, substrate used, types of decorations used, cage type & size, etc...picture if possible again).
    That would make it a lot easier for us to help you!

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    If she was housed with other geckos, the scabs are likely from fighting/mating. Pics would help!
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    Default Photos of the sores

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    Here are pictures of her sores. I recently moved to LA and don't have air conditioning, but I don't think it's gotten too hot for her. I also spray her cage much more here because it's so dry.

    I hope these pictures help!

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    Oh and I use coconut fiber, it's a 10-gal glass terrarium

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    Also is it raised/swollen and does she spaz if you touch the area? Could she have rubbed against something rough when shedding?

    On a side note: mixing some vermiculite or spagnum peat moss with the coconut fiber may help you keep the humidity up, because that tends to hold moisture better than coconut fiber by itself.
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    She is trying to shed, so maybe that's part of it. I bought some moss today and added that to her terrarium. Also, she doesn't do anything when I touch it.

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    Hard to tell from the pics, hopefully they'll start healing up after her shed. Good luck!
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