• raw spots on head/snout


  • hungry
  • looking for a mate
  • enclosure too small
  • not enough places to hide
  • mites


If your Dum has developed any raw spots on its head, flush the wound with diluted chlorhexidine or iodine and treat with a triple antibiotic ointment like Neosporin (not the pain-relief formula). If all other factors have been ruled out, consider getting a larger enclosure and/or providing more enrichment items (loose substrate, additional hides, etc).

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