I have had the flu for almost two weeks and am finally feeling better. I was doing the bare minimum with respect to herp maintenance while I was ill, and spent part of today catching up. I started with Monty's enclosure and was horrified by what I found. Monty is covered in wounds! I checked him over on Feb 7 just before I fed him the Flemish giant and he was a little "dirty" but fine otherwise. He pooped last on Jan 27 when I posted my thread about soapy snakes. I did wipe him down but was unable to clean him up completely because the poo was really caked on. I thought that this was a fluke poo incident, and that shedding would take care of it. Well he pooped in his water box at some point in the last week, and passed some urates on the tile. When I cleaned them up today, I found larvae. His urates were moldy and moving! I found scales caked on the walls and blood on some of the tiles. There was a puddle on the floor of the enclosure, and you can imagine how everything smelled. A snake buddy who was over hanging out took care of his water box for me because I couldn't deal with it. After cleaning, I took Monty out of his holding box to give him a bath and realized the extent of the damage. My camera died so I was only able to take a few pics on a phone, but he superficially skinned many of his scales. And he's worn down his spurs considerably. I have seen him sort of "walking" his back end around using his spurs and I believe this to be the cause of the degeneration. Can someone tell me if they'll come back as he sheds? They're just nubs right now. This is the first bath I have given him and he got so excited I had to use my snake hook to control him at first. I wiped him down gently with a sponge but didn't use any soap. He wouldn't let me or the friend who was helping me touch his vent. He was reacting like it was possibly painful. My friend was able to get a look inside though and said that it looked fine, and he didn't see any inflammation or wounds. I am hypothesizing that he might have some muscle strain and this could be the cause of the pain. Some of the scales around his vent are scabby but it's just dirty for the most part. His Vent: Monty's enclosure has very little ventilation and very high humidity (upwards of 80% throughout). It's typically vented when I feed, clean, and handle, which I do throughout each week. His enclosure has essentially been sealed for the last ten days. I think these wounds were caused by a combination of factors. I think Monty made a mess leaving his water box, resulting in a puddle. He was probably lying in the puddle and in the dirty water in his box and I would guess his scales were soaked and didn't dry due to the high humidity. Then he scraped himself while moving along the walls. I am so upset because this happened in a matter of days. I am scared that all of the work I have put into caring for Monty will be undone. He came to me with scale rot and it took multiple sheds and lots of cleaning and attention to finally alleviate it. My possible solution includes several components. I am going to vent his enclosure several times a day until I am able to add another hole for air circulation. He's getting a new water box on Sunday. He'll be without one until then, but he should be fine because he's well-hydrated. Removal of his box should drop the humidity to about 60%. After he recovers (*fingers crossed*) I will add some pine substrate, to make it easier for him to move around. I also scrubbed most of the enclosure with a snake safe detergent, and sprayed all the walls, the floor, and the door with chlorhexidine (Nolvasan). I think the bath today was helpful too because the water was an obvious yellow afterwards. I am also considering an antiseptic soak. My vet will be in tomorrow, and I'm going to call her to cover all my bases. Does anyone halve any other suggestions? My thermometer is set to 85*F and when I check the surface temps under the heat panel, my temp gun reads 90*F.