Tail issue

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Tail issue

Postby Reptilelady » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:42 am

Hello everyone,
Ever since my beardie had his tail injury I've always been watching his tail. I am not sure if this is normal looking but want to keep tabs on this.

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I was giving him a bath and noticed that his end part of the tail is a bit darker. Just want to make sure everything is okay with his tail.

Thanks.
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Re: Tail issue

Postby Drache613 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:10 pm

Hello,

What initially happened to the tail? Did it develop the curves in it after the initial injury?
It looks like it has healed up but the darkness in that area I would keep a watch over to be
sure there isn't any infection there.

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Re: Tail issue

Postby Reptilelady » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:09 am

Hi Tracie,
It was an accidental mishap when the terrarium front opening doors got wedged in as I was closing them. He started to squirm and then I realized his long tail got stuck in the doors. I immediately opened and noticed the kink and applied the betadine iodine solution / raw honey on it for a good month. I went to the vet and he said it was nothing to worry about if anything it would just fall off. He didn't think he needed to do surgery or anything. Ever since then, he has been having some difficulty shedding in that area but I just keep giving him direct shed sprays/ bath soaks.
He seems fine otherwise. Active + Alert eats really good. The only thing is if I touch his tail it's really sensitive so I am not sure if its still bothering him or maybe he just more aware since of the injury. He is no longer in the front opening terrarium and in a 4ft x 2ft x 2ft wooden enclosure so the glass doors are sliding, making it way easier and better so his poor tail doesn't get caught again.

In the previous shed, he was going through there was some stuck shed scales but I figured to let nature run its course and just left it alone so I'm not sure if it's just maybe retained shed or something more serious.
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