Discoloured foot

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Discoloured foot

Postby GDragonZulu » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:41 pm

So I just got a bearded dragon last week, he is turning 3 in June, maybe day 3 I noticed one of his front feet looked much darker than the other. Upon further inspection his toes look thinner as well. And he often will raise that foot at me. Or when he's sleeping he lays it flat behind him whereas the other foot will be above his head. He also does dig with that hand and I havn't given it a good clean yet. But I know it's more than dirt. I've been putting triple antibiotic poly on it. How much would a vet apt cost? And what are some natural remedies I can try??? Please help! [Click image to enlarge]
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**UPDATE**
So I have been doing the soaking and I scrubbed it one time, polysporin, and then also some 2.5PH water and 11.5ph water soaks and when I came home from work today one of his toes fell off! No blood that I can see. I'm pretty freaked out. I have a vet apt. Booked for the 20th but that's still a ways away! Should I continue to put polysporin on it?? The PH water should have gotten rid of any infection. I don't know how else to help my little guy, please help 😭
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Re: Discoloured foot

Postby hdochow » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:04 pm

I don't know about the foot. To post a pic, scroll down on the right side menu, under other fun stuff, and there is a link to the user image upload manager. Click that, upload your photo, then you can use the ximg tab up above to add a pic to your post. I've had to try a couple times while refreshing the page to upload an image, but it eventually works. People on here are EXTREMELY helpful, but something like this sounds like a time they would want to see a picture of what you are talking about.
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Re: Discoloured foot

Postby GDragonZulu » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:20 pm

Thank you friend
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Re: Discoloured foot

Postby hdochow » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:25 pm

You are so very welcome. As a new beardie mom as of late December, I totally feel the stress of having a new dragon and wanting to do the absolute best for them. These people have helped me save the life of my rescue. Good luck to you and yours.
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Re: Discoloured foot

Postby Drache613 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:17 am

Hello,

Is your dragon housed alone or with another dragon? It is hard to tell but it doesn't look like
an injury so much but possibly retained shed?
How long has it appeared this way? Have you tried soaking the foot for a bit & gently using a
toothbrush to see if you could slough off any old skin that might be having some trouble shedding
off. You could use some shea butter or coconut oil on that area if there is some shed skin.
Is he eating normally? He is a very handsome dragon, by the way, he looks very happy.

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Re: Discoloured foot

Postby GDragonZulu » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:25 am

Hi Tracie!
Thanks so much for the suggestions! I will definitely try the soft scrub and shea/coconut oil. He has been housed alone for the past 2 years to my knowledge. And he seems very happy to me as well, eats everyday. Pooping a few times a week too. Everything else seems normal, regular lights off times, I have temp and humidity under control as well. Also thank you for calling his handsome😋 I definitely agree. 👌
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Re: Discoloured foot

Postby Drache613 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:51 am

Hello,

You are welcome. Let us know how things are going & if his foot starts to improve. Hopefully
it will get better & it is just retained shed that will slough off with some effort.

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