IMPORTANT: These pages on health are meant to be general guides, not hard and fast rules. They were not written by vets and are NO SUBSTITUTE for veterinary care. If you suspect something is wrong with your iguana, PLEASE see a qualified veterinarian!
a Hot Rock is the number one cause of thermal burns in iguanas. Burns
can also come from over head heat sources. Again, this is where KNOWING
your temperatures is very important as is the placement of thermometers.
can come from igs climbing on the heat source itself. This is why its
so important to NEVER assume your ig wont touch an exposed heat or light
source!! THEY WILL DO IT!
With burns, in most cases, they will need to see a vet for emergency care. They will need to be put on an antibiotic to prevent external and internal infection. Even though the burn may not look infected on the outside, chances are there is an infection (systematic) going on in their bloodstream.
iguana is burned, that won't stop them from climbing on the item that
burned them. Its up to you to prevent it from happening again.
More in-depth information on burns can be found at Melissa Kaplan's site.
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