Weird shedding on tail and maybe blood?

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Weird shedding on tail and maybe blood?

Postby Blarghblah » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:47 pm

Hi. I’m a new bearded dragon parent and I’ve been trying to search the forums and web regarding this situation but haven’t had any luck yet finding someone with a similar experience. My 7 month year old Yoshi seems to be shedding his tail but it’s been taking him a while. We noticed that small scales would fall off here and there but new ones were behind them which to us reminded us of baby teeth almost. It’s been about two months now and his tail seems to be still white and now ready to shed. It’s been very dry and we’ve been spraying him with a spray bottle and giving him baths regularly.

Today though I noticed something on his tail that frightened me. I saw some red dots on the inside section of his tail where some scales might have been that looks like blood. Just for reference I don’t leave any live food in his cage or anything like that. What could this be and should I take him to a vet? Please help or if I’m just overreacting and if I should wait and see what happens. He’s still eating normally, he loves his Dubia roaches and he’s still active and running around and wants to play but when I saw what I think is blood it worries me. Thanks so much.

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Re: Weird shedding on tail and maybe blood?

Postby AHBD » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:42 pm

Hi there, I don't see anything red but I see the few raised scales. Those look totally harmless but you can soak the tail in a watered down betadine solution [ mixed to look the color of iced tea ] Be sure he doesn't drink any of it though.
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Re: Weird shedding on tail and maybe blood?

Postby Blarghblah » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:57 am

Thank you for that suggestion I did give him a little betadine soak on his tail. I took a couple more photos of his tail this morning that might show his red dots on his tail a little better.

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