Twisted Toe

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Twisted Toe

Postby morgsjeids » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:31 pm

Hi all,

I brought my beard home from a local breeder and noticed once I got home that he has a twisted toe. He is around 3 months old (8 inches long) right now and I was wondering if I should worry or try and have a vet to check him out. He doesn't seem to be bothered or hurt by it. He was housed alone when I found him at the breeder. I just certainly don't want it to cause problems in the future. Here is what it looks like:

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Re: Twisted Toe

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:02 am

It looks like either a birth defect or the toe got caught on something and twisted. It may stay like that going forward or the end with the nail may fall off. If it heals over cleanly, then it shouldn't pose a long term problem. A vet may have a better idea of how to proceed but I'd look out for the damage to appear to spread up the toe. If it looks dark or shriveled and progresses it may indicate infection and will need to be treated.
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