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 #1578630


Draros
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 Black Spots on My Anole

I bought an anole a few days ok, and didn’t have a good idea of what to do so I did accidently put in cedar chips, and miracle grow beneath it for the plants. After figuring out that wasn’t good for him I made sure to change to a better substrate eco-earth which seems to be peat moss or something like that. I set up the tank alot better than before with fake arborial plants, a nice plastic log in the middle, and an incandescent lamp, and yes I know I’m going to go buy a uvb light today shortly. He also is on day and night cycles since yesterday...and yes I feel absolutely horrible about doing it wrong. Now he has black spots on him, and is starting to look a bit thin. I do leave crickets inside the tank and mist it often and have seen him drink off them regurally. Is there anything I can do to try and prevent him from dying or is it just a matter of time? On the bright side he looks alot better than he did yesterday, he’s more active, but is still staying brown with those spots.



01/14/08  05:07pm

 #1578632


Draros
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  Message To: Draros   In reference to Message Id: 1578630


 Black Spots on My Anole

Btw he was only in the bad enclosure for less than 24 hours, so could it really have done that much harm? And is having him in my room by the tv bad, would the noise stress him out alot, its not like I blast the volume or anything? And yes the temperture and humidity are both kept within the proper ranges.



01/14/08  05:08pm

 #1578679


Emma0828
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  Message To: Draros   In reference to Message Id: 1578632


 Black Spots on My Anole

Can you post a picture please?It will help me identify the problem.



01/14/08  05:45pm

 #1578810


Draros
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  Message To: Emma0828   In reference to Message Id: 1578679


 Black Spots on My Anole

I went back to the same store today, and saw that all the anoles had the same problem, what on earth could cause it?



01/14/08  07:05pm

 #1578821


Emma0828
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  Message To: Draros   In reference to Message Id: 1578810


 Black Spots on My Anole

Maybe it was a contagious disease.I honestly have no suggestions.sorry



01/14/08  07:10pm

 #1578842


Emma0828
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  Message To: Emma0828   In reference to Message Id: 1578821


 Black Spots on My Anole


Wait, now that I think of it,is your anole showing pain in any of those dark areas.Because when an anole shows black spots or areas that usually means that that area is an internal injury.If he or she is showing pain I would prefer taking it to a vet or putting neosporin or some antibiotic on that particular area.Hope that helps.
-Emma



01/14/08  07:23pm

 #1578853


Draros
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  Message To: Emma0828   In reference to Message Id: 1578842


 Black Spots on My Anole

All I have is painkilling neosporin and I’ve heard that’s bad. And its not like it doesn’t have energy....definetly energetic...I tried to get a picture and it flew around the cage. And no my digital camera sucks I can’t get the detail I’d need to show you the spots on it. Ty for trying, and I guess I’m just hoping for the best on it...I don’t even know an exotic vet, and Petsmart said they had it checked out when I bought it...not saying that’s reliable but I’m not quite attached enough to it in 4 days to go find a vet quite yet.



01/14/08  07:28pm

 #1578925


Emma0828
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  Message To: Draros   In reference to Message Id: 1578853


 Black Spots on My Anole

I totally agree,I’ve had my anole for about 2 weeks.He has metabolic bone disease,I’m trying my best to get the uvb heating.I don’t know what the problem is I’m just guessing.Does it have an allergic reaction to the substrate or something.I don’t know but if it’s active and eating and drinking properly I wouldn’t worry about it.If you have anything to add to your observations the better.keep observing it and keep writing back I have more ideas .Hope for the best thanks



01/14/08  08:03pm

 #1579025


Lizardman07
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  Message To: Emma0828   In reference to Message Id: 1578925


 Black Spots on My Anole

Sounds like its stressed out.



01/14/08  08:48pm

 #1579038


Emma0828
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  Message To: Emma0828   In reference to Message Id: 1578925


 Black Spots on My Anole

I was looking into your anole problem and I looked up some images of them. I saw a couple with very tiny dark spots. is that the same as yours?? It looks normal but I don’t want to give you the wrong information. Hey try looking up images of green anoles and see if they also have these black spots too.Good luck



01/14/08  08:51pm

 #1579160


Draros
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  Message To: Emma0828   In reference to Message Id: 1579038


 Black Spots on My Anole

I know its not normal I looked at the ones at the store and thought one of them was dead...meaning this isn’t good. My best ideal is that the cedar, or miracle grow caused an irratation in his skin which hopefully will manage to repair itself with some proper care. I’m sure not feeding the crickets the first day and leaving 20 of them in there with him wasn’t exactly helpful either... Btw I finally decided to name him/her Roueki or trouble lizard in japanese loosely.



01/14/08  09:59pm

 #1579161


Draros
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  Message To: Draros   In reference to Message Id: 1578630


 Black Spots on My Anole

Btw the black spots seem slight sunken in like its a sore or an infection, with a white edge around them. Could crickets cause it, it doesn’t seem like they could be that destructive, plus I know they have food now so if it was them it should only be improving.



01/14/08  10:00pm

 #1579222


Lizardman07
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  Message To: Draros   In reference to Message Id: 1579161


 Black Spots on My Anole

Pics would be more helpful.



01/14/08  10:51pm

 #1579241


Draros
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  Message To: Lizardman07   In reference to Message Id: 1579222


 Black Spots on My Anole

I tried camera can’t focus in enough to allow me to get a good picture.



01/14/08  11:13pm

 #1579416


Emma0828
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  Message To: Draros   In reference to Message Id: 1579241


 Black Spots on My Anole

Did the lizards at the pet store have the same substrate???And if yours was breed their it may of had the same allergic reaction from the genetics?? Try changing the substrate that may help.

-Emma



01/15/08  06:47am

 #1579477


Atrax27407
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  Message To: Emma0828   In reference to Message Id: 1579416


 Black Spots on My Anole

I’ll bump the caresheet. Basically, Cedar, pine, etc., have chemicals in them that cause nerve damage in reptiles. they should NEVER be used as a substrate for Anoles. If the black spots you mentioned are behind the eyes, it is a sign of severe stress or anger. If they are distributed all over the body, it is likely a bacterial skin infection. Either case is not good.



01/15/08  09:00am


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