Possible tail rot?

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Possible tail rot?

Postby Apmartin11 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:03 am

Hello, I’m a new beardie owner and recently purchased my beardie Moana (daughter is a fan lol) from a pet store. Can anyone confirm if this is tail rot?

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Re: Possible tail rot?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:18 am

It looks dead on the end --- keep an eye on it maybe take pics of it -- if it starts to creep up the tail you may need to take him to the vet - in the mean time you can put some raw unpasteurized honey on it -- manuka is good -- the honey will kill any infection going on --- just make sure you do NOT leave any crickets in the tank they will go straight for that tail -- if feeding them feed 1-2 at a time so you know how many are in the tank or feed in a separate container
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Re: Possible tail rot?

Postby Apmartin11 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:27 pm

Thank you so much! Will definitely take your advice and keep an eye on it. Will it just fall off eventually?
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Re: Possible tail rot?

Postby Drache613 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:12 pm

Hello,

I agree, it appears that there was a little bit of a tail injury on the end possibly. Has it gotten
injured somehow, or gotten pinched in the door or lid?
If the tip is hard or brittle then it will most likely break off but at the moment, it doesn't look as
if it is infected at all right now. Antibiotic ointment or coconut oil could help out for the end.

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Re: Possible tail rot?

Postby Apmartin11 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:40 am

Thank you for responding! She wasn’t hurt in our care. My husband got her from a pet store. I noticed the tail on the first day but was unaware of the potential severity. We assumed it could have been an injury.
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Re: Possible tail rot?

Postby CookieBeast12 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:41 am

aww She's a pretty little girl, I agree honey is really helpful just watch for those crickets, other than that she looks alright, make sure she's getting enough UVB and is basking healthily.
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Re: Possible tail rot?

Postby Apmartin11 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:14 am

Thanks! Will do :)
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