Tail rot?

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Tail rot?

Postby Dextersmom4116 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:53 pm

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I'm not sure if this is tail rot or not but the only instance I can think of that he might have gotten tail rot is from an injury. Possibly at the reptile store when he was housed with other juveniles or one time I was moving something in his tank, he ran, I got spooked and I dropped the cave. It didn't seem like he was hurt at all and I wasn't even sure if it hit his tail at all but I know it was close so maybe?? Anyways, i am a super helicopter mom and just want to make sure he is okay. I noticed the end of his tail looked crusty when he was shedding but I didn't really think about it too much since this was his first shed with me.[Click image to enlarge]
I gave him baths and helped his shedding process by keeping a moist hide in there if he wanted it. After he was done shedding the darkness on his tail didn't go away and the crusty end looked a bit better. It seems like it is not getting any better so I wanted to check to see if anyone knew if it was or not. Please help!!
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Re: Tail rot?

Postby Drache613 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:38 am

Hello,

That is hard to determine there but it doesn't look too bad. The darkness hasn't traveled
upwards on his tail has hit?
For now, keep a close eye on that area. You can get some raw, unpasteurized or manuka
honey or antibiotic ointment to put on that area, daily. Has his tail completely finished shedding
then?

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Re: Tail rot?

Postby Dextersmom4116 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:11 am

Thank you for replying Drache613. He is completely done shedding. It seems like there was a piece at the end that fell off during the shedding process though.
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Re: Tail rot?

Postby AHBD » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:06 am

It probably won't be a problem , looks like a very slight dent from a nip or bit of retained shed. A tiny piece falling off can be normal afterwards or just having a small divot/kink.
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Re: Tail rot?

Postby Adamspetdragon2019 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:20 pm

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I recently bought my first bearded dragon from an individual. She is approximately 5 years old. I dont know anything else about the person I bought it from or the bearded dragon. I am concerned with her tail it is crooked in several spots at the tip of it. It also looks discolored and when touched it feels hard. I have been reading up on bearded dragons and I am worried if it may be tail rot. Would appreciate it if anyone could tell me and also any advice if it is on what I need to do.
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Re: Tail rot?

Postby Drache613 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:43 pm

Hello,

******adamspetdragon2019******
Please go ahead & start your own thread so we don't hijack the OP's thread here.
That way, we can help you better & not get information all mixed up on the same
thread. We can review your tank setup with you as well.

Dextersmom4116, let us know how your boy is doing! I hope his tail is doing well & you wont
have any other issues with it.

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Re: Tail rot?

Postby AHBD » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:51 am

Adamsdargon 2019 , as Drache613 mentioned if you start a thread we can help you with things and your thread won't get mixed up with this one. As for what I can see it just looks like a wavy tail caused by lack of enough calcium at some point as the dragon was growing but not tail rot. To start a new thread, click on the beardie E.R. and right under that you'll see the words " new topic".
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