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Dinraal's tail is darker than his body; tail rot?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:33 pm
by arcadia1216
Dinraal has been shedding on various body parts for the last few weeks (currently he is shedding his back and legs) and I've noticed that his tail is darker than the rest of him. I've read up on tail rot, but it doesn't look or feel like it's rot. His tail is just a little bit darker than the rest of him:

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Is it normal for dragons to have a different colored tail than the rest of the body? Or is this just a thing that juveniles go through, and eventually when he reaches his full size his tail will be the same color as the rest of him?

Re: Dinraal's tail is darker than his body; tail rot?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:40 pm
by CooperDragon
Yep, it's normal for their tails to darken like that. It is also common for them to shed their tail and have the color change a bit. As they get older, their sheds get even patchier so it could be part of the tail one day and maybe a toe or finger or part of the beard a few weeks later etc. The tail looks healthy to me based on the photo

Re: Dinraal's tail is darker than his body; tail rot?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:43 pm
by arcadia1216
Oh, that's a relief! Thanks for the info and the reply!

Re: Dinraal's tail is darker than his body; tail rot?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:38 pm
by Jay0818
My beardie's tail looks like that too :D it's just the coloration! Though sometimes, the shadows will catch some of the dark scales wrong and give me a scare, lol. I love the look of it a lot.

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This is my boys tail!

Re: Dinraal's tail is darker than his body; tail rot?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:38 pm
by arcadia1216
That's a beautiful beardie! :D I love his coloring!