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Beardie tail

PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:15 am
by Silvally
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

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:54 am
by CooperDragon
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.

Re: Beardie tail

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:58 am
by Silvally
Thanks for the reasurance. He looks healthy otherwise. Thanks my guy.

Re: Beardie tail

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:25 am
by Silvally
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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.

Re: Beardie tail

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:51 am
by Silvally
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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.

Re: Beardie tail

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:39 pm
by KarrieRee
Ok we need AHBD to look at this
Karrie

Re: Beardie tail

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:59 pm
by AHBD
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.

Re: Beardie tail

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:15 pm
by Silvally
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.

Re: Beardie tail

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:21 pm
by KarrieRee
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
Karrie

Re: Beardie tail

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:23 pm
by AHBD
Also known as povidone iodine.

Re: Beardie tail

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:55 pm
by Silvally
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?

Re: Beardie tail

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:10 pm
by AHBD
You can get the products I mentioned through Amazon in the U.S.

Re: Beardie tail

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:40 pm
by Silvally
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.

Re: Beardie tail

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:03 pm
by KarrieRee
https://www.amazon.com/Povidone-Iodine- ... B0773DDLL5
Here is one --- try googling and see what you come up

Karrie

Re: Beardie tail

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:38 pm
by Silvally
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.