scared that my beardie has tail rot

flights

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worried my beardie has tail rot around half of his tail has turned black and his stress marks are super dark please help :( he isn't acting lethargic he's still very alert
 

Drache613

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Hello,

As Karrie requested, a picture or two would greatly help out.
Has your dragon had a recent tail injury or trouble shedding that would cause the tail to
become infected?

Tracie
 

flights

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his tail looks a little dark he isn't acting lethargic he's also shedding pretty slowly but not sure if that matters
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Looks like the tail maybe going into shed-- I don't see any injuries/ nips/ that is what can cause tail rot- lethargic behavior has many causes- one being improper uvb NO COILS -- and basking temps- what are they and how are you taking them NO Stickons
 

flights

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KarrieRee":xujvckro said:
Looks like the tail maybe going into shed-- I don't see any injuries/ nips/ that is what can cause tail rot- lethargic behavior has many causes- one being improper uvb NO COILS -- and basking temps- what are they and how are you taking them NO Stickons
as you can see in the background of the 2nd of i have digital one just sitting there and i also have a temp gun but the thing is his tail just shedded and now it looks like that
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
It not uncommon for them to go into shed again-- you still need a digital probe thermometer- you want actual basking temps of where he's sitting the one you have is giving ambient temps- I misread and thought you said he was lethargic-- you still do not want a coil UVB
 

flights

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KarrieRee":ld6y58ao said:
It not uncommon for them to go into shed again-- you still need a digital probe thermometer- you want actual basking temps of where he's sitting the one you have is giving ambient temps- I misread and thought you said he was lethargic-- you still do not want a coil UVB
i have a 12' strip uvb light bulb i already know not to have uvb coil lights and i think my father recently purchased a digital probe thermometer for a tortoise we got so I think I could use that to check
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Please tell me the fixture your using and the bulb brand of bulb please --- or post a pic of the UVB your using
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Ok so that is good what size is the tank ? --- you have a T 8 bulb it needs to be placed in the tank directly above the basking decor piece 6-8 inches -- that bulb needs to be changed out every 6 months I recommend 5 -- I would look at upgrading your UVB to the same brand but w/ a 24" fixture --- if at some point you want to upgrade to a larger tank for your dragon like a 75 or 120 gallon that 24" fixture will go right into it -- if you need help w/ hanging it inside let me know I will post some things for you to use
 

flights

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so basically i just recently got a 40 gallon so im planning on purchasing a 24' and the basking decor is fine with its temp when he becomes full grown ill most likely upgraded to around like 100 gal and custom build an enclosure
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Ok so get the 14" in the tank and have the basking decor directly underneath 6-8 inches and make sure there is NO clear plastic cover over the bulb ---- the T 8 needs to UNOBSTRUCTED ---
 

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