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toe nails just fell OFF!?!

Postby GialovesOllie » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:22 am

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So I have a Bearded Dragon name Olive and I just had her out and I noticed TWO TOE NAILS WERE MISSING! I'M GOING NUTS RIGHT NOW!!!! *breathe,breathe* ok it is on her right "funny'' foot... now I say "funny" foot because ever since I had her this foot as been werid. I will post pictures of the missing nails and the "funny" foot!


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they are gone! ewk!

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my poor baby!

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can you tell their missing? do you see how that foot is werid? is it a fungus?
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Re: toe nails just fell OFF!?!

Postby claudiusx » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:23 am

Oh wow.

What substrate are you housing on?

The pictures are blurry so its hard to see finer detail like a possibly fungal infection. It wouldn't hurt to take it to a vet to check though.

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Re: toe nails just fell OFF!?!

Postby KitsuneGem » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:28 am

is there any chance you can get some better photos?
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Re: toe nails just fell OFF!?!

Postby GialovesOllie » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:34 am

She is on Reptile Carpet, which she has been on all her life (of course I changed the carpet). I'm sorry they are blurry but I can't give you better pictures at the moment. I'm only 12 and my parents will not take her to the vet. They say if anything happens I will just get a new one. But it is possible she as a fungus. Oh goodness :?
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Re: toe nails just fell OFF!?!

Postby claudiusx » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:35 am

Substrate?

vet..?

:?

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Re: toe nails just fell OFF!?!

Postby GialovesOllie » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:39 am

She is on Reptile Carpet, which she has been on all her life (of course I changed the carpet). I'm sorry they are blurry but I can't give you better pictures at the moment. I'm only 12 and my parents will not take her to the vet. They say if anything happens I will just get a new one. But it is possible she as a fungus. Oh goodness :?
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Re: toe nails just fell OFF!?!

Postby claudiusx » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:52 am

Wow, that is very disheartening to hear.

Your parents would rather let your pet die than take it to a vet? :?

We can't tell if your dragon has fungus or not, someone with experience with it would have to check in real life, or a better picture would need to be provided. Since you cant provide a better picture the only other option is the vet to check for fungus.

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Re: toe nails just fell OFF!?!

Postby GialovesOllie » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:58 am

Thanks for your help. Oh and no, no, no! I think maybe you read my statement wrong.. or I forgot to mention this. My parents always tell me that they ewould take her to the vet but it too expensive right now. Maybe I can do some extra chores. But no... they love her as much as I do since she is the only pet living here in my house. How much is one vist to the vet, estimations? I just hope she is ok. I also think she is going to be brumating soon. She isn't eating much and sleeps much longer than usual.

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Re: toe nails just fell OFF!?!

Postby claudiusx » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:18 am

Oh ok I did misunderstand you then.

All vets are different, but you could call their office and get an idea of the price by asking them. Some vets even do payment plans where you pay here a little there a little.

It might be nothing, but toenals falling out isn't a good sign.

Do you think she might have got her toenails stuck in the repticarpet and pulled and pulled until the fingernails ripped out?

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Re: toe nails just fell OFF!?!

Postby GialovesOllie » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:25 am

I'm not really sure what even happened! I was just spending time with her and I noticed it! I was freaking out! Well toe nails falling out aren't good signs... thats great to hear! But what are some things that could of caused them to fall out? Do you think it is healthwise? I don't mean to brag but she literally hasn't had any stress marks since the first month I had her! Overall she has had no health problems at all!!! I think I'll ask my mom about the vet again... she is a little bit more reasonable than my daddy! I just hope she is ok! :?

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Re: toe nails just fell OFF!?!

Postby kjinxx2 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:36 am

I'm not sure where in New Jersey you are, but here is a list of vets in NJ:

http://herpvetconnection.com/newjersey.shtml

I know you're only 12 but you could go on google maps and see how far they are from you, if there are any within 15-30 minutes you could call them and find out how much a visit would cost. I know the one in Pompton Lakes is about $50 dollars for a visit which is not bad at all, cheaper than a new dragon in most instances :)
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Re: toe nails just fell OFF!?!

Postby MissT » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:40 am

Did you have a good look around her tank to see if you could find the nails? It really does look like they have been ripped right out... Iv never seen anything like it! I have seen beardies lose nails but there was never such an obvious 'hole'. I hope you can find the money to take her to a vet.
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Re: toe nails just fell OFF!?!

Postby GialovesOllie » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:59 am

Thank you! I did look around her cage and I saw what I think is some toe nail piecies. They felt like a her toe nail but then again it could be cricket poop or something. I think they must of got ripped out! Oohh sounds so painful! No I'm worried if her foot as a fungus and if she is going to get a infection... how do I stop it from getting a infections?
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Re: toe nails just fell OFF!?!

Postby GialovesOllie » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:57 pm

Yes Esther! It could have been from shed. That foot it currently shedding!!
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