Tail looks weird

Samanthameza

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Beardie name(s)
Bubba
Could someone help me and let me know what is going on with his tail?? Please!!!
 

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Miko

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Beardie name(s)
Miko
Could someone help me and let me know what is going on with his tail?? Please!!!
I’m not 100% sure because I’ve never seen this in person but it could be tail rot from looking at similar pictures online. This needs to be treated as it can affect the whole tail and could be fatal. I would get it looked at by the vet. So sorry, I hope I’m wrong!!
 

Samanthameza

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Beardie name(s)
Bubba
I’m not 100% sure because I’ve never seen this in person but it could be tail rot from looking at similar pictures online. This needs to be treated as it can affect the whole tail and could be fatal. I would get it looked at by the vet. So sorry, I hope I’m wrong!!
Thank you! I was hoping it wasn’t!
 

AHBD

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Yes it is tail rot, it may have affected even further up from the shriveled area. It may be best to have that amputated up at least 1/4 inch past the shriveled area. You can do it at home with a very sharp sterilized box cutter, knife or pair of scissors if you can't find a vet. Beardies don't have a lot of feeling in their tail and recover very well and quickly from end tail amputation.
 

Samanthameza

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Beardie name(s)
Bubba
Yes it is tail rot, it may have affected even further up from the shriveled area. It may be best to have that amputated up at least 1/4 inch past the shriveled area. You can do it at home with a very sharp sterilized box cutter, knife or pair of scissors if you can't find a vet. Beardies don't have a lot of feeling in their tail and recover very well and quickly from end tail amputation.
Thank you! Will definitely take him to vet Monday!!
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Definitely some issues there. Until you can get him to the vets, you can start putting some raw honey
on the area, just to help. They will need to take some of the tail off, but shouldn't be too much. As
AHBD stated, they usually recover pretty well from small amputations.

Tracie
 

Samanthameza

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Beardie name(s)
Bubba
Hello,

Definitely some issues there. Until you can get him to the vets, you can start putting some raw honey
on the area, just to help. They will need to take some of the tail off, but shouldn't be too much. As
AHBD stated, they usually recover pretty well from small amputations.

Tracie
Ok thank you!
 

Drache613

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Hello,

How are things going with your dragon's tail?
Let us know how your dragon is doing.

Tracie
 

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