Dinraal's tail is darker than his body; tail rot?

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Dinraal's tail is darker than his body; tail rot?

Postby arcadia1216 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:33 pm

Dinraal has been shedding on various body parts for the last few weeks (currently he is shedding his back and legs) and I've noticed that his tail is darker than the rest of him. I've read up on tail rot, but it doesn't look or feel like it's rot. His tail is just a little bit darker than the rest of him:

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Is it normal for dragons to have a different colored tail than the rest of the body? Or is this just a thing that juveniles go through, and eventually when he reaches his full size his tail will be the same color as the rest of him?
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Re: Dinraal's tail is darker than his body; tail rot?

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:40 pm

Yep, it's normal for their tails to darken like that. It is also common for them to shed their tail and have the color change a bit. As they get older, their sheds get even patchier so it could be part of the tail one day and maybe a toe or finger or part of the beard a few weeks later etc. The tail looks healthy to me based on the photo
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Re: Dinraal's tail is darker than his body; tail rot?

Postby arcadia1216 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:43 pm

Oh, that's a relief! Thanks for the info and the reply!
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Re: Dinraal's tail is darker than his body; tail rot?

Postby Jay0818 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:38 pm

My beardie's tail looks like that too :D it's just the coloration! Though sometimes, the shadows will catch some of the dark scales wrong and give me a scare, lol. I love the look of it a lot.

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This is my boys tail!
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Re: Dinraal's tail is darker than his body; tail rot?

Postby arcadia1216 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:38 pm

That's a beautiful beardie! :D I love his coloring!
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