tail rot or normal coloration?

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tail rot or normal coloration?

Postby Reptarmama » Sat May 30, 2020 10:46 am

When I got my beardie his tail was all the same color, as hes aged (he's 10 months old now) half of his tail is turning a darker shade, I'm unsure if his coloration is naturally changing/darkening as hes growing or if he has tail rot?
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Re: tail rot or normal coloration?

Postby KarrieRee » Sat May 30, 2020 12:06 pm

It looks like shed but its really dark on the tip -- can you post a better pic of the tip of tail -- I hope your kitty is declawed - she looks like shes taking a swipe at the dragon --- their claws can give the dragon an infection if they break the skin ---
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Re: tail rot or normal coloration?

Postby Claudiusx » Sat May 30, 2020 12:25 pm

Hi there,

The tail can darken for a multitude of reasons, stress and being alert is one of them. And that's most likely what's happening especially with the cat being right there.

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Re: tail rot or normal coloration?

Postby Reptarmama » Sat May 30, 2020 1:29 pm

KarrieRee wrote:It looks like shed but its really dark on the tip -- can you post a better pic of the tip of tail -- I hope your kitty is declawed - she looks like shes taking a swipe at the dragon --- their claws can give the dragon an infection if they break the skin ---
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Nope, not taking a swipe and yes he is declawed... Reptar and my kitty Maverick are extremely comfortable with each other. I wouldn't allow them together if Maverick were aggressive in any way.
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Re: tail rot or normal coloration?

Postby KarrieRee » Sat May 30, 2020 1:31 pm

It looks like shed - just wanted to get a better look at the end of the tail --
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Re: tail rot or normal coloration?

Postby Reptarmama » Sat May 30, 2020 1:49 pm

Claudiusx wrote:Hi there,

The tail can darken for a multitude of reasons, stress and being alert is one of them. And that's most likely what's happening especially with the cat being right there.

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Thank you for your input, but my beardie and kitty are very comfortable and close with each other. They've been two peas in a pod since day one :)

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Re: tail rot or normal coloration?

Postby Claudiusx » Sat May 30, 2020 1:59 pm

I wasn't saying that your dragon wasn't uncomfortable with your cat, more so that tail darkening can be a sign of being alert or stressed just to name a few. I wasn't singling out the two, just naming two of the potential reasons.

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Re: tail rot or normal coloration?

Postby Reptarmama » Sat May 30, 2020 2:04 pm

Claudiusx wrote:I wasn't saying that your dragon wasn't uncomfortable with your cat, more so that tail darkening can be a sign of being alert or stressed just to name a few. I wasn't singling out the two, just naming two of the potential reasons.

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Ahhh gotcha! Thank you for the clarification, nice to know it’s pretty common among beardies :)
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