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Possible tail rot?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:34 am
by Kadangare
Hi,
First Post on the forum!
This is kada
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He/she seems verry happy so far, eating crickets, basking and generally seems to be settling in well.
But ive been noticing its tail is a bit pale and its been getting worse, it went through a shed 2 days ago and I'm unsure if it's related to that or if it's something to worry about. Possible tail rot? The tip does look like there's a bit of a kink. Here's a few photos taken over the last couple of weeks.
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And today.
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While feeding its been wagging its tail happily as it hunts the crickets. You can also see a small mark on his head in between his eyes that looks like a scab that's been there since I first got him.
Getting a little worried, especially today its looking alot more discoloured. any advice would be greatly appriciated thanks 😊

Re: Possible tail rot?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:32 am
by AHBD
Hi there, Kada's tail looks fine, they often shed in stages and can start shedding different body parts almost as soon as they seem to have finished a previous shed. I can't see the mark on the head, it could be the parietal eye [ aka the third eye ] Is this what you mean seen here on one of my babies ?

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg

If not it could be a small scar from a bite, that can happen as they are kept together as hatchlings.

Re: Possible tail rot?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:33 am
by Kadangare
AHBD wrote:Hi there, Kada's tail looks fine, they often shed in stages and can start shedding different body parts almost as soon as they seem to have finished a previous shed. I can't see the mark on the head, it could be the parietal eye [ aka the third eye ] Is this what you mean seen here on one of my babies ?

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg

If not it could be a small scar from a bite, that can happen as they are kept together as hatchlings.


Hi, thanks for the tips, I think your right, I didn't realise they shed in stages and I guess I haven't seen any tail shed yet, I'll try get a better photo of the head scar tomorrow, the hachlings were kept about 5 to an enclosure and a couple of the others in another enclosure had toes missing, hence my concern with the tail but I think it's fine, I'll just keep an eye on it. That's one of my favorite facts I tell people about the parietal eye, luckily the scar isn't close to the "third eye" so that's good.
Splashed out and have a New UVB T5 light and a night drop thermo on the way. It came with a silly compact UVB, only the best for Kada.

I'm absoloutely loving being a beardie dad so far and loving my beautiful lil buddy, I want to make its life the best it possibly can be. I'm off work due to an Injury for a bit so getting heaps of time with Kada.

Thanks again for the help

Re: Possible tail rot?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:37 am
by AHBD
You're welcome ! And yes just post a pic of the scar, it's not likely to be any concern though.

Re: Possible tail rot?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:06 pm
by Kadangare
Hi, I've taken a couple of pictures of it's head today, looks like a scab thats starting to peel and I'm sure its nothing to worry about but I'd love your opinion.
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Re: Possible tail rot?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:29 pm
by AHBD
The areas wherever they have a scar will often shed differently. That should be fine. :)

Re: Possible tail rot?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:14 pm
by Kadangare
Okay good to know, thanks 😊