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TIP OF TAIL FELL OFF

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:00 pm
by Candace1234
Ok so I’m not an experienced beardie owner. My bearded dragon is about 7 months. A few weeks ago we noticed darker color in her tail and it was thinner. We also noticed crickets in her cage biting her tail. We didn’t realize they were in there. Her tail just fell off and it was only the tip but I don’t know if I should be worried because I’ve been told tail rot can kill them. Please help!!!!

Re: TIP OF TAIL FELL OFF

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:19 pm
by KarrieRee
Please take a pic of the tail-- you may haft to take her to the vet but we need a pic of it and Tracie ahbd Brandon will need to see it--- they can give you advice on what to do next- in case you need a vet here is a website to find one
www.arav.org--- please you need to keep the crickets out of her tank--- feed her in a plastic container -
Karrie

Re: TIP OF TAIL FELL OFF

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:43 am
by KarrieRee
Here is some info on tail rot -- I am guessing this is what is going on
Causes of tail rot are:
1. Injuries/trauma - caused by falls, or by any other bearded dragon.
2. Malnourished - make sure he has a balanced diet and he gets the nourishment he needs
How to identify tail rot:
1. Dried out - Decaying tail won't be able to retain moisture, check if it's dried out completely.
2. Very thin, brittle - Decaying tail won't be able to process nourishment, causing it to become more thin and brittle.
What to do after finding out it has a tail rot:
1. Go to a vet - very recommended
If this is going on I recommend you get her in ASAP - here is a website to find a vet in your area
www.https://arav.org/
Karrie