Should this be concerning?

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Should this be concerning?

Postby PensBurgh » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:37 pm

I got my beardie about 3 weeks ago and I noticed when I got him he was shedding all of his skin. I also saw his toe coming off. I thought this was normal with his shedding. He's done shedding now but his toe is still off? Is this from the shedding still or did his toe really come off? Will it grow back? It doesn't seem like it bothers him...
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Re: Should this be concerning?

Postby Gormagon » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:02 pm

Looks like the longer toes has a bit of retained shed on it. You might want to give him a bath once a day in lukewarm water (like baby bath water) until it comes off. You may have to use a soft bristle tooth brush to gently brush it . this might take some time but it could save the toe. When toes come off, they don't grow back.
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Re: Should this be concerning?

Postby PensBurgh » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:09 pm

Gormagon wrote:Looks like the longer toes has a bit of retained shed on it. You might want to give him a bath once a day in lukewarm water (like baby bath water) until it comes off. You may have to use a soft bristle tooth brush to gently brush it . this might take some time but it could save the toe. When toes come off, they don't grow back.


I will try this. Thank you so much!!
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Re: Should this be concerning?

Postby Drache613 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:45 pm

Hello,

That is right, once they lose a toe, it wont grow back unfortunately. That's too bad but he will be fine. As suggested, try to get the remaining retained shed off of the other long toe so he doesn't lose that one.
He likely had some retained shed on the other one which caused constriction on it & contributed to losing the end portion of the toe.

How is his appetite now after shedding?

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