Dark Tail

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Dark Tail

Postby Rurth24 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:48 am

Trying to figure out how serious this is for our 4-5month old Beardie Pepper.

Right now I’m hoping

1. Retained Shed
2. Calcium Deficiency
3. UVB deficiency

And

Not Tail Rot. Any experienced Beardie owners want to help out a newb.

This little guy has grown on our family quite quickly and we want to make sure he’s get the best health.

Thanks
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Re: Dark Tail

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:32 am

Going to have AHBD look
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Re: Dark Tail

Postby AHBD » Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:47 am

Hi there, is the tail wet, if so can you post a pic with it dry, in better light and on a light solid color background ? It doesn't look like tail rot but it does seem thinner at the end but a clearer pic might help too determine.
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Re: Dark Tail

Postby Rurth24 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:49 pm

So I took the poor guy in to the vet and the tail was necrotic. The guess was a retained shedding issue maybe cut off circulation to the tip but the Vet said it’s hard to diagnose but he’s otherwise healthy. They cut off the necrotic tip and said to watch it to make sure it’s not spreading.
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Re: Dark Tail

Postby AHBD » Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:07 pm

Well that took care of it, hopefully there will be no more infection .
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Re: Dark Tail

Postby Drache613 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:15 pm

Hello,

That is my thought, it was probably retained shed which is very common. Do you have any
raw, unpasteurized honey you could put on the end, to help ward off any chances of infection?
I hope he is doing alright after his vet visit!

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Re: Dark Tail

Postby Rurth24 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:32 am

Our little dude seems to be doing well... slightly smaller now 🤣 but okay. I don’t see any additional necrotic tail so that’s a plus but we are still monitoring it closely. Thanks for all the input and help.
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