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You will need to separate them into at least groups of 3 or 5 right now. Also, if you are not keeping them fed enough, they are going to nip & bite each other constantly.
Keeping greens & veggies in for them all day will help, but, you will need to maintain a good eye on the ones that are more aggressive so you can separate those from the others.
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Now the nipping is under control, but I think the babies whose tails where nipped are getting tail rot. The tips of the tails are turning black and it doesn't look good. What is the best way to solve this?
I'm not sure what meds you get there. Can you call your local herp vet and ask for an ointment to put on their tails?
I have read in many posts that Tracie (Drache613) is a boffin on meds. Maybe try PM'ing her or email.
Try bathing the babies in a betadine solution to help with the healing. Make sure it resembles a weak tea solution. Also, if your babies tend to drink while in the bath it is suggested to add the betadine AFTER they drink so they don't injest it.
I would also dab a little bit of polysporin on the tail nips in the meantime until you can consult your herp vet.
if you do not know what you are doing you need to take them to a vet to be looked at. If the tails turn necrotic you will have to have the dead tail snipped off plus a little bit above the affected area to stop the infection. Then a antibiotic ointment and betadine baths will help it heal. But if the tail is necrotic and is left unchecked the infection will hit the blood stream and the animal will die.
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