Need Help! Don’t know if this is tail rot!

Shore

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Hey all. My beardie has been doing fine since I got him. I noticed discoloration in his tail and it looks withered and fragile. I do not know if this is tail rot, but I can make the appropriate decision once I know what is wrong. Any help is greatly appreciated. Let me know if you need any info. Thanks!
 

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Badwolfe

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Looks like the tail on your dragon has been subject to a fair bit of damage (and he's already lost part of it).

Also looks like he has only shed part of the of the skin on his tail at the moment making things harder to see. In the first picture it looks like he's possibly going to lose another small section of the tip.

How old is he because in the pics he still looks quite young and the damage could be as a result of fellow tankmates biting his tail before you got him.
 
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Shore

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I’ve had him since November of last year. It could be that but his tail used to look fine. I’m sending an old picture of him. Please let me know what you think.
 

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Badwolfe

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I take it your dragon is housed alone. If thats the case then theres definitely something going on there. From what I can see through the dead skin on the tail tip theres still normal colouring there but in a couple of other sections there does look like theres some possible blackening. It could be the onset of tail rot.
 

Shore

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Alright I’ll put see if I can fix it using home remedies. If not I’ll take him to a exotic pet veterinarian. Do you think I’ve caught it early?
 

Badwolfe

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Alright I’ll put see if I can fix it using home remedies. If not I’ll take him to a exotic pet veterinarian. Do you think I’ve caught it early?
Yep as it gets more advanced it would cover a complete section of the tail. This entire section would look dark and brittle with a withered look
 

Shore

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Yep as it gets more advanced it would cover a complete section of the tail. This entire section would look dark and brittle with a withered look
Okay. I soaked his tail in betadine and then coated it in neosporin. I saw a couple people say that it helps. I will continue to do this each day and see if it gets better. If it doesn’t I’ll go to the vet. Thanks for the info.
 

Badwolfe

Hatchling Member
Okay. I soaked his tail in betadine and then coated it in neosporin. I saw a couple people say that it helps. I will continue to do this each day and see if it gets better. If it doesn’t I’ll go to the vet. Thanks for the info.
You should be able to get a clearer look once the rest of that shed comes off
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Okay. I soaked his tail in betadine and then coated it in neosporin. I saw a couple people say that it helps. I will continue to do this each day and see if it gets better. If it doesn’t I’ll go to the vet. Thanks for the info.
You need to get some raw unpasteurized honey on it asap too that's going to kill the infection
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Definitely try to start using some raw unpasteurized honey to help out with any infection. Do you know
how the tail was damaged?

Tracie
 

Shore

Member
Original Poster
Hello,

Definitely try to start using some raw unpasteurized honey to help out with any infection. Do you know
how the tail was damaged?

Tracie
I have no idea. I couldn’t think of anything that could have happened to him that could have caused this. I just want to make sure my little guy is alright. I’ll look into getting some of that. Thanks.
 

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