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Discussion in 'Uromastyx' started by aromatherapykim, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. aromatherapykim

    aromatherapykim Elite Member

    I saw someone posting a uro up online for sale. This picture was one that was posted. What is that?? Worms? I commented asking the seller and my comment was deleted.

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  2. Poison

    Poison Elite Member

    Looks like its coming out through the pores.
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Many male lizards secret a waxy substance through their femoral pores that dragging across their territory scent marks their area.
    But I have never seen anything quite that dramatic.
  4. aromatherapykim

    aromatherapykim Elite Member

    I commented and asked what it was and he deleted my comment then the picture...
  5. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

    As Merlin noted above, this is something seen primarily in males where they excrete a waxy substance and or follicles (known as hairs, combs or lipids) through their femoral pores in order to mark territory. Uromastyx will often run circles around a cagemate/mate, basking area or food dish in late winter/early spring when their hormones are running on high. Perfectly normal, especially for male ornata.

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