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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Re: Should this be concerning?

Postby PensBurgh » Wed May 17, 2017 7:55 am

Drache613 wrote: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?

Tracie


Update! He lost the toe unfortunately but it doesn't seem to bother him.
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Re: Should this be concerning?

Postby traildrifterphalanx » Wed May 17, 2017 10:12 am

PensBurgh wrote:Update! He lost the toe unfortunately but it doesn't seem to bother him.


Welcome to the club, and thanks for the update!
Richter bit his own toe during a shed due to constriction and he lost the toe after about a month. He basically made his longest toe as long as the second longest toe, minus the claw, so not much lost (similar to yours.)
As long as it heals up fine it doesn't cause any issue. Just one less claw to snag me with
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