Tail/foot rot?

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Tail/foot rot?

Postby Beardeddragon03 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:39 am

My bearded dragon's tail has started to turn white at its tip and on his feet. Im not sure if this is tail rot or just somthing happening naturally. Im new to bearded dragons and have only had him under a month. Is this tail rot?
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Re: Tail/foot rot?

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:51 am

It sounds more like a shed is coming on.That's totally normal for them and young ones will shed pretty frequently. If you want to post some photos I can double check for you though. You can upload photos here https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ and post them to your thread using the XIMG button when you reply.
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Re: Tail/foot rot?

Postby Beardeddragon03 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:11 am

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Re: Tail/foot rot?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:16 am

What is the substrate you have in the tank ? I would look at getting rid of it due to impaction issues-- you can use textured non adhesive shelf liner from Home Depot or Lowes etc..... its cheap and easy to clean - vinegar / water in a spray bottle 50/50--
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Re: Tail/foot rot?

Postby Beardeddragon03 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:44 am

It just wood chiplings that pets at home recommended and at the time i wasnt sure what substrate to get so i went with their recommendation
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Re: Tail/foot rot?

Postby Claudiusx » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:50 am

Definitely looks like shed to me. I'd imagine by now it probably looks a bit more grey/white? :)

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Re: Tail/foot rot?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:55 am

Wood chips are not good-- I would replace
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