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scared that my beardie has tail rot

Postby flights » Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:17 am

worried my beardie has tail rot around half of his tail has turned black and his stress marks are super dark please help :( he isn't acting lethargic he's still very alert
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Re: scared that my beardie has tail rot

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:58 am

Please post a pic of the tail ---- https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post -- if it is tail rot you will need to get to a vet ASAP-- www.arav.org website for a reptile vet
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Re: scared that my beardie has tail rot

Postby Drache613 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:21 am

Hello,

As Karrie requested, a picture or two would greatly help out.
Has your dragon had a recent tail injury or trouble shedding that would cause the tail to
become infected?

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Re: scared that my beardie has tail rot

Postby flights » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:51 pm

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his tail looks a little dark he isn't acting lethargic he's also shedding pretty slowly but not sure if that matters
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Re: scared that my beardie has tail rot

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:03 pm

Looks like the tail maybe going into shed-- I don't see any injuries/ nips/ that is what can cause tail rot- lethargic behavior has many causes- one being improper uvb NO COILS -- and basking temps- what are they and how are you taking them NO Stickons
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Re: scared that my beardie has tail rot

Postby flights » Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:08 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Looks like the tail maybe going into shed-- I don't see any injuries/ nips/ that is what can cause tail rot- lethargic behavior has many causes- one being improper uvb NO COILS -- and basking temps- what are they and how are you taking them NO Stickons

as you can see in the background of the 2nd of i have digital one just sitting there and i also have a temp gun but the thing is his tail just shedded and now it looks like that
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Re: scared that my beardie has tail rot

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:14 pm

It not uncommon for them to go into shed again-- you still need a digital probe thermometer- you want actual basking temps of where he's sitting the one you have is giving ambient temps- I misread and thought you said he was lethargic-- you still do not want a coil UVB
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Re: scared that my beardie has tail rot

Postby flights » Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:31 pm

KarrieRee wrote:It not uncommon for them to go into shed again-- you still need a digital probe thermometer- you want actual basking temps of where he's sitting the one you have is giving ambient temps- I misread and thought you said he was lethargic-- you still do not want a coil UVB

i have a 12' strip uvb light bulb i already know not to have uvb coil lights and i think my father recently purchased a digital probe thermometer for a tortoise we got so I think I could use that to check
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Re: scared that my beardie has tail rot

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:18 pm

Please tell me the fixture your using and the bulb brand of bulb please --- or post a pic of the UVB your using
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Re: scared that my beardie has tail rot

Postby flights » Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:20 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Please tell me the fixture your using and the bulb brand of bulb please --- or post a pic of the UVB your using

fixture & bulb are zoo med
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Re: scared that my beardie has tail rot

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:29 pm

Ok so they are Zoo Med does it look like this https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Naturali ... 2780&psc=1
and is the bulb a coil type?
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Re: scared that my beardie has tail rot

Postby flights » Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:31 pm

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Re: scared that my beardie has tail rot

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:36 pm

Ok so that is good what size is the tank ? --- you have a T 8 bulb it needs to be placed in the tank directly above the basking decor piece 6-8 inches -- that bulb needs to be changed out every 6 months I recommend 5 -- I would look at upgrading your UVB to the same brand but w/ a 24" fixture --- if at some point you want to upgrade to a larger tank for your dragon like a 75 or 120 gallon that 24" fixture will go right into it -- if you need help w/ hanging it inside let me know I will post some things for you to use
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Re: scared that my beardie has tail rot

Postby flights » Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:43 pm

so basically i just recently got a 40 gallon so im planning on purchasing a 24' and the basking decor is fine with its temp when he becomes full grown ill most likely upgraded to around like 100 gal and custom build an enclosure
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Re: scared that my beardie has tail rot

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:46 pm

Ok so get the 14" in the tank and have the basking decor directly underneath 6-8 inches and make sure there is NO clear plastic cover over the bulb ---- the T 8 needs to UNOBSTRUCTED ---
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