Tailrot????

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Tailrot????

Postby Notta » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:57 pm

Is this tailrot? I thought it was just shedding but I noticed it was way darker than normal shes and it looks like tailrot. Before anyone asks yes my setup is perfect, I don’t mean to sound dumb but I’ve posted on here a ton and gave the details of my setup almost every time and got approval every time, and my uvb is still working fine I test it every day and the temps are correct. He’s been a really picky eater as well, I have school and have to be at the bus super early so I can’t wait for him to eat, so I’ve stopped feeding him in the mornings for consistency. I’ll put him in the cricket box and he’ll just stare at them, unless I hand feed him but that encourages that behavior so idk what to do, and he won’t touch veggies anymore. We just moved and can barely afford groceries so there’s no way I can afford a vet, what should I do? https://ibb.co/B61ghZ5
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Re: Tailrot????

Postby Gormagon » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:01 pm

Your picture is not coming through but, what you are describing is normal coloration. Unless it is shriveled up on the end and turning black, it's ok.
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Re: Tailrot????

Postby Notta » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:08 pm

Also he still reacts to me twisting the tip of his tail and scratching it, it didn’t start till like two weeks ago, and he’s shedding all over so idk
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Re: Tailrot????

Postby claudiusx » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:10 pm

Yeah, not seeing the pictures either. The link just takes you to a broken image.

But like mentioned, unless the tail was injured, or is obviously shriveling up and decaying, it wouldn't be tail rot most likely. Their tails can go dark for a multitude of reasons.

Here is one of my girls tails. Her tail darkens when she is alert and out exploring
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She's perfectly fine... Well at least her tail is :lol:

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Re: Tailrot????

Postby Notta » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:12 pm

Ok his tail looks healthy, just dark so I guess that’s it I hope, I’ll bathe him more frequently and pay attention
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Re: Tailrot????

Postby Gormagon » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:32 am

Bathing will not change the darkness in color. Unless you dragon actually likes it, bathing is not necessary unless they soil themselves.
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Re: Tailrot????

Postby AHBD » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:28 am

I agree, the tail is fine . :) There are a few beardie care sheets, youtube videos + blogs on the internet that show a dark tail as being tail rot. Misinformation like that gets people really worried.
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