Is this tail rot?


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Got this beardie a few days ago at petsmart and he already his tail like this. Only found out about tail rot earlier today. He doesnt seem to react when I touch it, is this anything I should worry about or help with?


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the colors getting darker toward the end is pretty normal. it does look like the end of the tail has been bitten though. i can't tell from the pictures, but is there an open wound there or just a crimp? if just a crimp, it's probably fine and nothing to worry about. if it is open you can put some unpasturized honey on it to help keep infection away. (make sure there are no crickets in the tank. they will bite!) some people also do a betadine soak and plain neosporin. i've never had to do either personally but if you search the forum i'm sure you'll see lots of "how to" comments on the subject.

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There is a bit of an indentation/crimp on the end of the tail but it doesn't look infected. How did that
happen, do you know? As suggested, try the raw honey or even antibiotic ointment on it just to help
in case there is any infection going on.

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