Nails issue

Cuttlefishh

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Charlie
Hi all, I was cuddling my girl Charlie and I noticed an issue with one of her nails. I've never noticed this before... but I do trim them regularly. She has had somewhat of an issue with slightly curling nails, and sometimes they do splinter, I've done my best to otherwise remove causes for this. She was very active yesterday in her dig pot so I suspect she might have done it some point while digging:

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It almost looks like there's a tiny nail regrowing? The part where the nail meets her toe looks like there's a tiny amount of dried blood/bruising but no obvious signs of infection

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Here is her other same nail for comparison on the other foot.

Is this any cause for concern ? If doesnt seem to be causing her any pain or anything, her behaviour is otherwise normal/active and bright. Her appetite also remains solid. Any advice certainly appreciated 😊
 

Nikki.D

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Garnie
Hi all, I was cuddling my girl Charlie and I noticed an issue with one of her nails. I've never noticed this before... but I do trim them regularly. She has had somewhat of an issue with slightly curling nails, and sometimes they do splinter, I've done my best to otherwise remove causes for this. She was very active yesterday in her dig pot so I suspect she might have done it some point while digging:

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It almost looks like there's a tiny nail regrowing? The part where the nail meets her toe looks like there's a tiny amount of dried blood/bruising but no obvious signs of infection

View attachment 79235
Here is her other same nail for comparison on the other foot.

Is this any cause for concern ? If doesnt seem to be causing her any pain or anything, her behaviour is otherwise normal/active and bright. Her appetite also remains solid. Any advice certainly appreciated 😊
Do you cut your bearded dragons nails once a month? To me the photos seem fine
 

Cuttlefishh

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Charlie
Do you cut your bearded dragons nails once a month? To me the photos seem fine
Around once every 6-8 weeks I'd say if i were to try to track it, the first photo the nail on the small toe is extremely tiny and bruised almost, I don't remember it looking like that at all. I've started to clean it with betadine just in case 🥲
 

Nikki.D

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Garnie
Around once every 6-8 weeks I'd say if i were to try to track it, the first photo the nail on the small toe is extremely tiny and bruised almost, I don't remember it looking like that at all. I've started to clean it with betadine just in case 🥲
Maybe you should just start cutting your beardie’s nails once a months. Do you use reptile trimmers?
 

Nikki.D

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Garnie
No i use infant nailcutters, where can I find reptile ones? This one is very small and almost looks partially ingrown or something
Maybe you should by reptile trimmers because human nail clippers are meant for flat nails however bearded dragon nails have round nails. The photo is just to show you what they look like. I got mine from pet barn however you can get them from pet circle (online pet store). Also when you search for them you can just type in small animal trimmers because you can use them for bearded dragons.
 

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Cuttlefishh

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Beardie name(s)
Charlie
Maybe you should by reptile trimmers because human nail clippers are meant for flat nails however bearded dragon nails have round nails. The photo is just to show you what they look like. I got mine from pet barn however you can get them from pet circle (online pet store). Also when you search for them you can just type in small animal trimmers because you can use them for bearded dragons.
There is a pet barn near me, I'll have a look for them.
 

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