Should I buy this baby beardy (Black spot on its tail?)

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Should I buy this baby beardy (Black spot on its tail?)

Postby Sol » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:35 pm

Hi, I'm really interested in getting a beardy but I'm a first-time reptile buyer so I'm not too sure what I should be on the look out for.

I found a craigslist posting for a beardy with an enclosure included for $150, but the beardy has a black spot on it's tail. My first thought is tail rot or fungus. :( These are the images they provided:
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What do you guys think?
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Re: Should I buy this baby beardy (Black spot on its tail?)

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:44 pm

I feel bad for the baby-- we need Tracie or ahbd to look at it--- I will flag Tracie she's on at nite
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Re: Should I buy this baby beardy (Black spot on its tail?)

Postby Sol » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:49 pm

KarrieRee wrote:I feel bad for the baby-- we need Tracie or ahbd to look at it--- I will flag Tracie she's on at nite
Karrie


Thank you. Appreciate it. I've seen a couple more for sale and they all look like this. I hope it's nothing serious.
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Re: Should I buy this baby beardy (Black spot on its tail?)

Postby AHBD » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:36 pm

Ask the breeder what it is. Many breeders mark that area to keep track of what clutch it came from or sex it is, etc.
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Re: Should I buy this baby beardy (Black spot on its tail?)

Postby Sol » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:31 pm

AHBD wrote:Ask the breeder what it is. Many breeders mark that area to keep track of what clutch it came from or sex it is, etc.


That would be great to hear. This is the only post from this seller, however I will ask them and get back to you.

There’s another post from a different seller with black spots in various shapes and sizes. https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/for ... 44586.html
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Re: Should I buy this baby beardy (Black spot on its tail?)

Postby AHBD » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:55 am

Yeah those look like numbers, maybe 7 + 9. It's how they try to keep track of each baby.
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Re: Should I buy this baby beardy (Black spot on its tail?)

Postby Drache613 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:02 pm

Hello,

I agree, it looks like the breeder has marked the baby. It doesn't look like fungus or any
type of rot to me though.
Otherwise, the baby appears healthy.

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