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Beardie tail

Postby Silvally » Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:15 am

I've had my bearded dragon since february. He's around 6 and a half ish months old now. Near when I first got him, his basking spot (a long bit of wood - like a large stick) fell on him. It hit his tail, but he didn't seem to be in any sort of discomfort or pain, it didn't bleed, all he really did was flinch. He's been perfectly normal, feeds well and everything, looks perfectly healthy. The impact left a little scar around the impact I think. I just want to know if it's something to see a vet about - I know it's a little late, but I've been keeping an eye on it to see if it get's any worse. Though it hasn't, I think it could benefit from a second opinion from someone with experience here?
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Re: Beardie tail

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:54 am

The tail looks pretty healthy and normal to me. I don't see signs for concern. If there was no open wound after the basking log fell and there haven't been changes since then, it is probably safe to say it didn't cause any permanent damage.
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Re: Beardie tail

Postby Silvally » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:58 am

Thanks for the reasurance. He looks healthy otherwise. Thanks my guy.
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Re: Beardie tail

Postby Silvally » Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:25 am

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This is what it looks like now. From what I've heard, tail rot doesn't shed as it's necrosed. It shed and it looked like there was a bit of a scar of scales underneath. He can still feel it, and gives me dirty looks when I rub his tail, but I'm going to keep an eye on it - just in case.
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Re: Beardie tail

Postby Silvally » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:51 am

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The tail shed again, this is what It looks like now. The darkened areas are in the same place I think.
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Re: Beardie tail

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:39 pm

Ok we need AHBD to look at this
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Re: Beardie tail

Postby AHBD » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:59 pm

It may not be anything serious but just in case something's brewing there get some betadine at the drug store to apply a couple times a day with a Q-tip. See if that makes a difference.
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Re: Beardie tail

Postby Silvally » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:15 pm

Thanks for replying. Is that an American product? I live in Scotland and I don't really go to pharmacy's all that often so I'm not really familiar with things like that.
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Re: Beardie tail

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:21 pm

You should be able to find a betadine solution -- ask the pharmacist when you go in telling them your looking for a betadine solution -- hospitals use it - its a disinfectant
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Re: Beardie tail

Postby AHBD » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:23 pm

Also known as povidone iodine.
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Re: Beardie tail

Postby Silvally » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:55 pm

Thanks for the advice. I'll try to get some when I can - if I can't get any inside my pharmacy (it's usually pretty crap takes ages for them to get medications) is there a specific product on amazon I could get instead?
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Re: Beardie tail

Postby AHBD » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:10 pm

You can get the products I mentioned through Amazon in the U.S.
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Re: Beardie tail

Postby Silvally » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:40 pm

Would you happen to know any specifically in the UK? I live in Scotland so it would be difficult to get things shipped over from America in a reasonable time period and cost.
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Re: Beardie tail

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:03 pm

https://www.amazon.com/Povidone-Iodine- ... B0773DDLL5
Here is one --- try googling and see what you come up

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Re: Beardie tail

Postby Silvally » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:38 pm

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001RPAGR4/ ... jFbAAMQPK4

Is this a safe and effective product? I wouldn't want to buy anything which could potentially harm my reptile.
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