Rapid, unexplained weight loss is cause for concern in any animal, and with reptiles, this is one of the first indicators that many reptile owners see when their pet is sick.
- not enough food
If you are tracking your skink’s weight weekly with a digital kitchen scale, the threshold for worrisome weight loss is 10% lost. Unless the cause is simply feeding too little or too infrequently, weight loss is a cause for a trip to a certified reptile vet. The vet will be able to make a specific diagnosis and prescribe treatment accordingly.