HELP MY BEARDED DRAGON JUST BIT OFF HIS TOENAIL

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HELP MY BEARDED DRAGON JUST BIT OFF HIS TOENAIL

Postby bossdragon » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:14 am

HELP!
I have posted another topic about this, but it was for his hurt finger, it was cut, but it healed so we didn't think much of it. Today he bit off his toenail on the hurt finger, please help!
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Re: HELP MY BEARDED DRAGON JUST BIT OFF HIS TOENAIL

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:16 am

Please post pics of it please
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Re: HELP MY BEARDED DRAGON JUST BIT OFF HIS TOENAIL

Postby bossdragon » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:18 am

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Re: HELP MY BEARDED DRAGON JUST BIT OFF HIS TOENAIL

Postby bossdragon » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:26 am

We think he bit it off bc there is blood on his mouth but that's all we know
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Re: HELP MY BEARDED DRAGON JUST BIT OFF HIS TOENAIL

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:37 am

Ok for now put some raw unpasteurized honey on it Manuka works good - keep crickets out of tank if your feeding as a feeder--- they will go straight to the toe- the honey will prevent infection- ahbd and or Tracie can advise more on what to do w/ it
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Re: HELP MY BEARDED DRAGON JUST BIT OFF HIS TOENAIL

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:59 am

If he bit it off, it was probably bothering him. As mentioned, keeping infection risk down is the key at this point. The honey may help, but I've found it to be too sticky for feet and hands - winds up picking up lots of dirt and debris. I would also be concerned about the taste inviting further bites. Some plain neosporin might be the best route in this case. Try to keep it as clean as you can. Hopefully it will just heal over and not cause further problems.
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Re: HELP MY BEARDED DRAGON JUST BIT OFF HIS TOENAIL

Postby bossdragon » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:13 pm

Thanks
He has also started to lick it sometimes, what should I do about that, and will the neosporin hurt him?
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Re: HELP MY BEARDED DRAGON JUST BIT OFF HIS TOENAIL

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:27 am

plain neosporin is OK, just use the original without any pain relievers in it. You can try covering it with a bandage, but in my experience they don't like or understand that sensation and will nip at it to try and remove the bandage.
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Re: HELP MY BEARDED DRAGON JUST BIT OFF HIS TOENAIL

Postby bossdragon » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:31 pm

I put a paper towel with a little tape (to hold it together) over his whole arm and he seems not to mind it. I think he keeps scratching it against his rock because my sister thought he bit another finger, there was so much blood. I also removed his bark and placed carpet instead tho so no dirt or splinters can get in it.
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