Should I be worried about her dark tail

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Should I be worried about her dark tail

Postby MiraC » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:41 pm

Hey guys. I have had cutie for the last 2 months and he had a small tail nip when I got him. He is really active and he eats regularly but I'm concerned about his tail. Cutie has a small tail nip and I have been noticing that the dark spot on his tail starting to move up. Can his shed be the reason? Also how can I help him shed his tail when he starts shedding?

I took him to the vet last month and she told me that end of his tail should fall off as he grows.

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Re: Should I be worried about her dark tail

Postby Gormagon » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:22 pm

I don't see anything to be concerned about, looks normal to me. As they age their tails darken from the tip and, fades to a lighter color up at the base.
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Re: Should I be worried about her dark tail

Postby MiraC » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:17 pm

after end of his tail falls off, what can I do to prevent infection?
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Re: Should I be worried about her dark tail

Postby Gormagon » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:06 pm

MiraC wrote:after end of his tail falls off, what can I do to prevent infection?

I had to blow up the pic to see it and, it's just the tip. I didn't pick up on it before.

When the tip comes off just dab a little raw honey on it and, be sure there are no loose crickets or other bugs in the viv because, they will go for the honey while your dragon sleeps.
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Re: Should I be worried about her dark tail

Postby fcooper » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:01 am

I was told that it might be skin that has not shed properly. This restricts the blood flow and makes it go dark. I used a soft toothbrush when bathing my beardie to help ease the skin off a bit.
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