Funny Looking Scales +Black Spot?

Selkie1993

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Hi Everyone!

In recent months, I noticed a few black spots on Drogon's skin, particularly the one pictured below. Does it look cancerous? Also, anyone know what's going on with his tail scales? (also pictured). Thank you so much! - Selkie



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AHBD

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While it's true that beardies can develop melanoma it's not at all common and the few I've seen on here were dragons that had numerous black dots. The tail is just normal harmless tail trauma, like a scrape or dry skin for us but takes longer to disappear on a beardie or may stay as a tiny scab. The black spot near Selkie's pit is really not of concern either but just like we might have a dermatologist check a new spot on our own body you can have it looked at by a vet if you're concerned. I wouldn't be concerned though. An inexperienced vet can try all sorts of things that waste your time and money.
 

Selkie1993

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While it's true that beardies can develop melanoma it's not at all common and the few I've seen on here were dragons that had numerous black dots. The tail is just normal harmless tail trauma, like a scrape or dry skin for us but takes longer to disappear on a beardie or may stay as a tiny scab. The black spot near Selkie's pit is really not of concern either but just like we might have a dermatologist check a new spot on our own body you can have it looked at by a vet if you're concerned. I wouldn't be concerned though. An inexperienced vet can try all sorts of things that waste your time and money.

Thank you so much for this response. I really needed some reassurance. My little boy is my everything! <3 While my exotic vet is okay, they piss me off because:
1) They're not letting people inside still because of covid, which to me is getting old.
2) Theyre an hour an a half away, so I try to only take Drogon when it's necessary.

Thanks again!
 

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