Huge lumps on tail! Help !

Addyblake

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Yoshi
So, my ex husband got this beardie for my son for his birthday and she has HUGE Lumps on her tail I’m very concerned about and can’t find ANY information regarding this online . My ex of course will
Not tell me where he got her but she’s clearly not well or taken care of properly and needs medical attention that we did not sign up for . We want to take care of her but has anyone ever seen this ?!?
 

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Claudiusx

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Hi there,

Those are either wounds from another bearded dragons, or insect bites. Whatever the cause, they clearly are infected and the tail will likely need to be amputated an inch or so up from the wound. For now, you can try soaking her in a warm bath to hopefully loosen up any of the crud, and then apply some raw unpasteurized honey to the wounds. A vet visit is going to be necessary though.

Make sure you're not leaving insects in the tank with her, especially if you're going to put honey on the wounds.

-Brandon
 

Addyblake

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Yoshi
Hi there,

Those are either wounds from another bearded dragons, or insect bites. Whatever the cause, they clearly are infected and the tail will likely need to be amputated an inch or so up from the wound. For now, you can try soaking her in a warm bath to hopefully loosen up any of the crud, and then apply some raw unpasteurized honey to the wounds. A vet visit is going to be necessary though.

Make sure you're not leaving insects in the tank with her, especially if you're going to put honey on the wounds.

-Brandon
Yes we give her warm baths twice a week and then treat it with honey . We never leave any bugs In her tank after feeding .
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Oh wow, that looks really painful! I am willing to say that unfortunately she is most likely housed with
another dragon which has bitten her.
I agree, it would be a good idea to take her into the vet for analysis. If the tail gets too infected, the
infection can spread & make her ill. She will most likely lose the lower portion of her tail. For now,
raw unpasteurized honey should help out for short term.
Let us know how she is doing.

Tracie
 

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