Growth on Beardie’s Tongue

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Growth on Beardie’s Tongue

Postby erlabella » Thu May 09, 2019 2:53 am

My beardie has a weird growth on the side of her tongue. I have not been able to get a picture of it yet, sorry. It’s about 5mm in diameter and has tiny red dots all over it. She still acts normal and eats, but I’m worried about her. Should I get her checked?
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Re: Growth on Beardie’s Tongue

Postby Drache613 » Thu May 09, 2019 7:23 am

Hello,

Poor thing, is she still eating normally? Since she is still acting normally, you could probably
put it off a bit, but most of the time, growths will eventually flare up, get infected & start to bother
them when they eat.
Do you have a vet you could get her into soon? You definitely don't want it to get infected. It
sounds like she may have bitten it & the growth is just the fleshy part of the tongue that got
damaged? Or, is it like a wart, mole or tumor? Is it hard or soft?

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Re: Growth on Beardie’s Tongue

Postby erlabella » Thu May 09, 2019 9:07 am

Yes she still eats normally. There is a veterinary clinic I can get her to. They’re not herp vets but they’re experienced in reptiles. Which is better than nothing. It looks like a raised bump, same color as her tongue. But with red like dots all over it, as I mentioned. Currently trying to get a better look at it and a picture. I’ll keep you updated.
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Re: Growth on Beardie’s Tongue

Postby erlabella » Thu May 09, 2019 9:17 am

I was able to take some photos:
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This is what the growth looks like
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Re: Growth on Beardie’s Tongue

Postby CooperDragon » Thu May 09, 2019 10:20 am

It's good that she is still eating well. How long has that bump been there? It looks like maybe swelling from an injury but if it's growing or if it has been there for more than a few days it may be worth bringing her into the vet to have a tissue sample tested for anything malicious.
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Re: Growth on Beardie’s Tongue

Postby erlabella » Thu May 09, 2019 10:45 am

I don’t know exactly when it appeared but it was atleast more than a week ago. It was smaller back then and I didn’t think much of it. I can get her to the vet tomorrow, as they’re closed for the day.
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