Is that tail rot?

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Is that tail rot?

Postby MrPickle » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:26 am

I'm not sure if it's shed that needs to go or some kind of trauma or worse? I already bought benatine to be ready just in case!

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Re: Is that tail rot?

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:30 pm

It looks like the end was nipped by a tankmate or constricted by a shed at some point. It's likely to just stay like that or the end will fall off and heal over (be sure to keep it clean if this happens to avoid infection). This is pretty common though so unless you see the damaged area appear to move up the tail/expand or if you see an open wound it's not cause for concern.
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Re: Is that tail rot?

Postby MrPickle » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:17 pm

CooperDragon wrote:It looks like the end was nipped by a tankmate or constricted by a shed at some point. It's likely to just stay like that or the end will fall off and heal over (be sure to keep it clean if this happens to avoid infection). This is pretty common though so unless you see the damaged area appear to move up the tail/expand or if you see an open wound it's not cause for concern.


Thank you very much for replying! That's reassuring :)
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Re: Is that tail rot?

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:05 am

CooperDragon wrote:It looks like the end was nipped by a tankmate or constricted by a shed at some point. It's likely to just stay like that or the end will fall off and heal over (be sure to keep it clean if this happens to avoid infection). This is pretty common though so unless you see the damaged area appear to move up the tail/expand or if you see an open wound it's not cause for concern.

My bearded dragon has a blackish tail tip with a possible nip that did not take off the tail. I dont think it is tail rot.
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