Scale rot on the tail?


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Attached below is a photo of my Dragon's tail. Some of the scales seem softer, a little dry, and sometimes they flake off. We have tile for the enclosure and soil substrate for her dig box. Occasionally she will drag her body through her fecal matter. Obviously this gets cleaned off.

To me it seemed as though her tail was just dirty from being in her dig box and this has slowly been progressing over the past few weeks.

We have an appointment on Monday with an exotic vet, but in the meantime I would like to get some opinions so that way maybe my partner and I can get a little bit of peace of mind. Please and thank you.

Drache613 Sicko
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I agree, normal scale discoloration, dry scales. You can try using a soft toothbrush to help
gently scrub the scales, if needed.


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