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.

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  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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