The end of Izzy's tail is turning black..I really need help

Discuss health questions, issues, problems, etc! For urgent issues please use the Beardie ER forum.

The end of Izzy's tail is turning black..I really need help

Postby IzzyLizard » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:42 pm

[TOPIC AUTO-LOCKED DUE TO INACTIVITY]

Okay so Im really worried, because I noticed today the end of Izzy's tail is turning black. I tried to google it, but I couldnt figure anything out...I cant really afford to take her to the vet but if I need to I will figure it out...Just tell me what you guys think please?

Image

Image
IzzyLizard
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:53 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: The end of Izzy's tail is turning black..I really need h

Postby AHBD » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:05 pm

Hi there....can you post a pic with the tail dry ? There has been some trauma from what looks like a cagemate biting, but those can heal fine, but this does look iffy . Some tail tips turn darker once in a while , but you really want to keep an eye on it. Is there possibly a bit of retained shed ?
AHBD
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 23694
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 am

Re: The end of Izzy's tail is turning black..I really need h

Postby koilover512 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:11 pm

AHBD wrote:Hi there....can you post a pic with the tail dry ? There has been some trauma from what looks like a cagemate biting, but those can heal fine, but this does look iffy . Some tail tips turn darker once in a while , but you really want to keep an eye on it. Is there possibly a bit of retained shed ?


I agree it looks to have some trauma. When an end of a tail is damaged to a certain extent it will darken. sometimes it will get better sometimes it will fall off. Just the dark part of the tail. I would keep an eye on it.
Image
User avatar
koilover512
Hatchling Poster
 
Posts: 107
Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:53 am
Location: Round Rock TX

Re: The end of Izzy's tail is turning black..I really need h

Postby TheLastBaron » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:17 pm

I had a similar experience with Rincewind. One day I noticed about an inch of his tail was turning brown/black and was no longer flexible. A visit to the vet confirmed he had injured it somehow and most likely it would fall off, which it eventually did with little fuss. I was beside myself during that month, but he didn't seem to notice. The vet suggested using neosporin and increasing soak times. If it's only a small part of the tail, the wound will heal inside separate from the tip and when the scales finally separate, it will fall off before the next shed. Keeping neosporin on the outside helps the healing part to be flexible and free of bacteria, long soaks will help soften the dead skin so the dead piece can fall off.

It will be scary and you'll be anxious, but as long as the black section doesn't grow (indicating the whole tail is infected), it should more or less take care of itself within a month.
There's magic in water that attracts all men across hills and down streams.

Dragon: Staff Sergeant Reginald Beardstrom Scalybritches, shortened to "Rincewind" for ease of use and abbreviation of hilarity.
TheLastBaron
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:54 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Return to Health

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users