Tail rot

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Tail rot

Postby Emma66 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:42 am

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Does anyone know if this is tail rot?
If so how do I treat it?
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Re: Tail rot

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:14 am

It does not look like tail rot --- more than likely its gonna shed --- here are some things to look for w/ tail rot
Causes of tail rot are:
1. Injuries/trauma - caused by falls, or by any other bearded dragon.

2. Malnourished - make sure he has a balanced diet and he gets the nourishment he needs

How to identify tail rot:
1. Dried out - Decaying tail won't be able to retain moisture, check if it's dried out completely.

2. Very thin, brittle - Decaying tail won't be able to process nourishment, causing it to become more thin and brittle.

What to do after finding out it has a tail rot:
1. Go to a vet - very recommended
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Re: Tail rot

Postby Emma66 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:00 am

Thank you!!

She’s my first and still learning what’s normal and what isn’t.
Love her to bits.
It doesn’t seem to bother her at all
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Re: Tail rot

Postby Drache613 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:21 am

Hello,

No, it doesn't look like tail rot at all. It just looks like a tiny bit of the tip either shed off wrong or
broke off but nothing major! If you are concerned you can get some raw unpasteurized honey or
manuka honey, or even antibiotic ointment to put on the tip there.
I think though, it will be fine!
You have a great looking dragon, by the way. :D

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Re: Tail rot

Postby Emma66 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:22 am

Thanks. She is very attractive.... but a fussy eater and a little temperamental. Love her for it.

Thanks so much for the advise
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