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Tail rot?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:41 pm
by Redneck780

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We just got our dragon a month or so ago from the petstore and noticed his tail progressively getting worse. Is it tail rot? The tip is very hard and dark. And further up there looks like a little nick out of his tail( maybe a cricket bite?)

Re: Tail rot?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:52 am
Hi there, it is but may not be too severe if it is taken off at this point. Sometimes the bad portion will just fall off + there will be no further damage but other times it keeps spreading upwards. You might want to have an experienced reptile vet look at it + possibly amputate about 1/4 inch above the bad area. [ Don't go to just an " exotics " vet who may know almost nothing about lizards unless you have no true reptile vet, and then ask what experience they have and look at reviews. ] For now mix some betadine [ drugstores carry it ] with water and dab it on the tail several times a day.

Do you say there is a bite further up ?