Film In Bearded Dragon's Ear Broken!

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Film In Bearded Dragon's Ear Broken!

Postby ZolloKaptain » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:21 pm

So, for about 2 weeks now my Beardie has been going through a shed cycle. She pretty much shed everything like she normally would, but there was a certain bit of shed around the inside of her left ear that she simply couldn't get off. Everytime I put her in the bath she would have many seemingly futile attempts at scratching it off with her leg or arm.

When bathing her today I noticed that when attempted to scratch the shed of that she instead punctured a border around the bottom end of the film in her ear. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that when she made this hole that the shed in question got wedged behind the film of the ear. By lightly brushing the tip of the shed with my finger I confirmed that it was most likely impossible for the shed to be taken out without also taking the film out.

Currently the film is still inside her ear but it's noticeably been pushed farther out then it should be.

Anybody have any thoughts on what I should do?
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Re: Film In Bearded Dragon's Ear Broken!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:36 pm

Not a clue but I am gonna have Tracie and AHBD look please post a pic of the ear
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at top of message box then click on the pic and it should post
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Re: Film In Bearded Dragon's Ear Broken!

Postby ZolloKaptain » Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:45 pm

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This is a photo of what the damaged ear looks like, it's difficult to get the right lighting, but I think this shows it well enough

In comparison, this is an image of her other ear which looks completely normal. [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Film In Bearded Dragon's Ear Broken!

Postby AHBD » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:25 pm

Hi there, it's best just to leave it alone. Here's a post from several years ago with a similar problem.

viewtopic.php?f=45&t=212078
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Re: Film In Bearded Dragon's Ear Broken!

Postby ZolloKaptain » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:28 pm

I have seen that thread. The reason I'm concerned is because the retained shed in this case is lodged behind the film in the ear, which means that it's very likely that if she sheds that piece she will also be taking the film off of her ear.
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Re: Film In Bearded Dragon's Ear Broken!

Postby Drache613 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:18 am

Hello,

The membrane is pretty thin, but it is rather tough.
I concur, there isn't much a vet would do or could do, because you can't really cover it at all
but just let it heal or shed as it is going to.
Does it seem to bother him at all?

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Re: Film In Bearded Dragon's Ear Broken!

Postby ZolloKaptain » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:41 am

Well, she does seem fairly aggravated that she can't shed that piece from her ear, but also touching the shed seems to cause her some slight discomfort.
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