Possible tail rot?

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Hi! I noticed last night that my beardie had been sliging his tail around while in his enclosure. I saw that there was a small piece of shed left so I figured maybe thats what it was. I gave him a bath to help get the remaining shed off but he continued to sling his tail. I also noticed his tail is a little darker than normal. I know that his tail is usually darker due to temperature, but it has been this way even in his enclosure. The shed that came off of his tail also had small dark spots on it. I have never seen this before. Could this be possible tail rot or is it nothing to worry about? (He has also always had the small crease on his tail since he was a baby so don't pay attention to that part.)
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
View attachment 65934 View attachment 65935 Hi! I noticed last night that my beardie had been sliging his tail around while in his enclosure. I saw that there was a small piece of shed left so I figured maybe thats what it was. I gave him a bath to help get the remaining shed off but he continued to sling his tail. I also noticed his tail is a little darker than normal. I know that his tail is usually darker due to temperature, but it has been this way even in his enclosure. The shed that came off of his tail also had small dark spots on it. I have never seen this before. Could this be possible tail rot or is it nothing to worry about? (He has also always had the small crease on his tail since he was a baby so don't pay attention to that part.)
Darker as in black? We need AHBD to take a look--
@AHBD
 

titothadragon

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Darker as in black? We need AHBD to take a look--
@AHBD
not really black, just a gray color. it looks like it would if i have him out of his cage for awhile and he gets cold, but it stays this color even under his heat lamps. I'm not sure if his color is just changing, as he has just finished shedding, or if it is something else.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
not really black, just a gray color. it looks like it would if i have him out of his cage for awhile and he gets cold, but it stays this color even under his heat lamps. I'm not sure if his color is just changing, as he has just finished shedding, or if it is something else.
Ok we will have AHBD look she can advise but it sounds like it could be going into shed again --- is there any nips on the end or pinches?
 

titothadragon

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Not any new ones, no. He has a small indent close to the tip of his tail, but he has had it since he was a baby. There have never been any issues with it. We believe that he got is from another beardie that he was being kept with before we got him.
Ok we will have AHBD look she can advise but it sounds like it could be going into shed again --- is there any nips on the end or pinches?
 

AHBD

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I see there's a nick about an inch up on the tail, you can apply Neosporin to it and keep an eye on it, t should be fine and may even fall off but if it begins to look worse you may need to have it checked by a vet.
 

titothadragon

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I see there's a nick about an inch up on the tail, you can apply Neosporin to it and keep an eye on it, t should be fine and may even fall off but if it begins to look worse you may need to have it checked by a vet.
Hi! He has had that since he was a baby. We believe he got it from another beardie that he was being kept with before we got him. It doesn't ever bother him.
 

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