Spots on an Egyptians neck?

Discussion in 'Uromastyx' started by mr_andrew, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. mr_andrew

    mr_andrew Member

    So I noticed today Angus as some black spots on the underside of his neck/throat... any ideas what it could be? Is it a bad thing? Or is it normal and I just never noticed it. It just looks splotchy.

    His temps are good, he is eating well, still super friendly, and has lots of energy.

    Here's a pic. Sorry its not a great one but its the only one he's not trying to eat my iphone in lol.

  2. StikyPaws312

    StikyPaws312 Moderator Staff Member

    Hm... looks like he's also shedding? Maybe he's "growing into his colors" as I like to call it as they get older and their coloring becomes more pronounced. How old is he again?
    From a couple pics on a quick google search it looks like some Egyptian Uros have a dark color under their chin and down their neck...
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  3. mr_andrew

    mr_andrew Member

    Yeah I saw the same thing on google. And yes he was shedding at the time. He is just over a year.

    Just wondering, how big/heavy should an egyptian be at this age?
  4. StikyPaws312

    StikyPaws312 Moderator Staff Member

    It looks like there are 3 sub species that all fall under the category of "Egyptian" Uromastyx. Once subspecies gets to be about 2 feet long at adulthood but the other two seem to be able to get up to 3 feet long when they are full adults.
    I've also read that Ornates and Egyptians take the longest to mature. Ornates around 3-4 years and Egyptians anywhere between 4 to 6 years....
  5. mr_andrew

    mr_andrew Member

    Interesting, I did not know that. He seems to be happy and healthy so I won't worry then.
  6. StikyPaws312

    StikyPaws312 Moderator Staff Member

    Is it sad that I have to check on here to see when I originally posted about getting my little guy to check how old he was? Lol.

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