Raw scales on tail

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Dominic
Hello,

I’ve just got my beardie back from boarding.

He had nearly finished a shed before he went in but still had his tail to go. Have just picked him up to find what looks like raw scales. Almost as if they’ve tried to pick his shed off before it was ready. Pictures attached.

Will send photos to my vet but they are closed until tomorrow. Can anyone advise what, if anything I should do. I have also bought Tamodine which arrives tomorrow.

He doesn’t seem stressed or have stress spots and has an appetite.

Thank you!
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Hello,

I’ve just got my beardie back from boarding.

He had nearly finished a shed before he went in but still had his tail to go. Have just picked him up to find what looks like raw scales. Almost as if they’ve tried to pick his shed off before it was ready. Pictures attached.

Will send photos to my vet but they are closed until tomorrow. Can anyone advise what, if anything I should do. I have also bought Tamodine which arrives tomorrow.

He doesn’t seem stressed or have stress spots and has an appetite.

Thank you!
Not sure if the Tamodine is going to burn or sting the tail - I would make it a weak solution like a tea--- and then I would get some raw unfiltered honey on it - Manuka is good but expensive - you can use any unfiltered raw honey - make sure there is no crickets in the tank -
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Thank you. I found and bought some Manuka honey and put some on. He seems completely unfazed which I’m hoping is a good sign.
Ok good -- that should promote healing and prevent any infection -- I dont know if the tail bled at the time but shed should NEVER be picked off --- it needs to be left alone to do its thing--- the only time you can mess w/ it is when its dry and crackly and peeling off - then take and spray the area w/ water get a baby soft toothbrush and gently brush - the loose stuff will come off and it will scratch them in the process
 

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The thought of boarding my beardies absolutely terrifies me, disease, neglect, some fool trying to pull off shed. I understand sometimes theres no other choice but man it's a scarey proposition. I'm lucky enough to have a couple people I've trained that lives close enough that they can pop in and take care of mine. I pay them way more than boarding would cost, but it's worth it imho.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Oh that is too bad, but, I think with a bit of time he will heal up. I'm glad it isn't more serious than
that. We have seen some horrible incidences of premature peeling, etc & it isn't good.
The manuka honey should help a lot in the healing for him. Let us know how he is doing.

Tracie
 

DominicTheDragon

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Dominic
Hello,

Thank you all for you help!

His tail already looks a bit better (pictures attached) compared with OP.

Yesterday it was almost as if there dent with his scales below the others but now they're flat to his other scales. They also looks less red.

He's back doing his favourite thing and watching the world go by out the window.

This is only the second time Dominic has been in boarding. He usually stays with my Mum and we have a second tank set up for him. I have just found out that my vet, a reptile specialist offers boarding so if I ever have to again, I'm sure he'll be better looked after there.

Thanks,
 

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DominicTheDragon

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Dominic
Hello,
Small update here. Dominic seems to be doing well. Acting normally and enjoying the extra attention.

Has been just under two weeks now since I picked him up to find his shed on his tail had been pulled and have been keeping clean and putting manuka honey on since.

Picture attached from today. Much darker scales and a bit of a dent.

He’s never had an injury on his scales before so wanted to check in if you’d say it looked like it was healing well?
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Hello,
Small update here. Dominic seems to be doing well. Acting normally and enjoying the extra attention.

Has been just under two weeks now since I picked him up to find his shed on his tail had been pulled and have been keeping clean and putting manuka honey on since.

Picture attached from today. Much darker scales and a bit of a dent.

He’s never had an injury on his scales before so wanted to check in if you’d say it looked like it was healing well?
We need ahbd to take a look flagging to her
@AHBD
 

CooperDragon

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It doesn't look like the scales are damaged. The color is similar to what I've seen show up as "freckles" or similar. It could be caused by the healing process as mentioned, but it doesn't look harmful to me.
 

Hazelthebeardeddragon

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Hazel
Hello,

I’ve just got my beardie back from boarding.

He had nearly finished a shed before he went in but still had his tail to go. Have just picked him up to find what looks like raw scales. Almost as if they’ve tried to pick his shed off before it was ready. Pictures attached.

Will send photos to my vet but they are closed until tomorrow. Can anyone advise what, if anything I should do. I have also bought Tamodine which arrives tomorrow.

He doesn’t seem stressed or have stress spots and has an appetite.

Thank you!
I’d say call where you boarded him and see if he went through shed and someone picked off the shed. If they don’t answer I’d see if you could check the cameras. If it is their fault for this you could sue them or at least get a refund
 

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