New bearded dragon mommy

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New bearded dragon mommy

Postby Adamspetdragon2019 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:19 am

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.[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: New bearded dragon mommy

Postby AHBD » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:22 am

Hi there, welcome to the world of b.d. ownership ! Sometimes a world of worry comes with it ! Just kidding, but it is pretty common for new owners to be concerned about anything unusual. :) The tail looks kinked or twisted [ but not tail rot ] most likely from a previous calcium deficiency as it was growing or sometimes genetic or birth defect. It should not affect her at all as long as you give proper care now. Can you post pics of her set up, lights and a rundown of your feeding + supplement schedule ?
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Re: New bearded dragon mommy

Postby claudiusx » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:43 am

Hi there,

Just parroting what AHBD said.
Welcome to the world of beardies :D

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Re: New bearded dragon mommy

Postby Gormagon » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:56 pm

Welcome to the wonderful world of bearded dragons a magical land of mystery, enchantment, cuddles, love and, worry! A mysterious realm where things always seem to change in an instant and, the moment you think you have it all figured out, the rules change! You think you own your dragon, guess again. You are now a slave!

As stated above, good care now will be on the menu. Calcium and, vitamin supplements, along with good lighting and, heat gradients will stop this. It may not straighten out but it will not continue to progress (in most cases).
The wonderful world of bearded dragons is a magical land of mystery, enchantment, cuddles, love and, worry! A mysterious realm where things always seem to change in an instant and, the moment you think you have it all figured out, the rules change! You think you own your dragon, guess again. You are now a slave!!!
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Re: New bearded dragon mommy

Postby Drache613 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:34 am

Hello,

That's great she has a good home with you now. :D
Which UVB lighting will you be using for her? I also recommend placing her on liquid
calcium, for a higher absorption rate, too.
Feel free to post full body pictures of her for us also.

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