stuck shed on tail

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stuck shed on tail

Postby cory123 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:07 pm

hi I have been trying for 2 months to get this off of its tail is it bad enough to where I need to take him to the vet? I'm just asking because it's a 3 hour drive away. is there anything else I can try? please help Image
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Re: stuck shed on tail

Postby kingofnobbys » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:26 pm

I'd have a vet deal with the tight ring of adherent shed.

They have the right tools to do the job and can likely get it off in under a minute with no injury to the dragon's tail.
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Re: stuck shed on tail

Postby AHBD » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:17 am

Hi there, what have you tried ? You might use some honey [ just be sure there are no loose insects in the tank that would go after the honey ] or plain aloe. Then a short warm soak + a stiff toothbrush. I can understand not wanting to drive 6 hours round trip.
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Re: stuck shed on tail

Postby cory123 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:41 am

AHBD wrote:Hi there, what have you tried ? You might use some honey [ just be sure there are no loose insects in the tank that would go after the honey ] or plain aloe. Then a short warm soak + a stiff toothbrush. I can understand not wanting to drive 6 hours round trip.


I have used a soft toothbrushe 4 times a week with aloe iv used the reptisun sheding aid
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Re: stuck shed on tail

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:59 am

cory123 wrote:
AHBD wrote:Hi there, what have you tried ? You might use some honey [ just be sure there are no loose insects in the tank that would go after the honey ] or plain aloe. Then a short warm soak + a stiff toothbrush. I can understand not wanting to drive 6 hours round trip.


I have used a soft toothbrushe 4 times a week with aloe iv used the reptisun sheding aid


Definitely needs a vet to help get it off. I think any vet can handle this one.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Fluffy rescued injured by lawnwacker14Nov17, Gutzy 27Sep19.
Lucky - cat attack rescue, SI RIP 21Jul2010.
Wriggles - injured rescued, boss lizard, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16. .
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