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Tail rot or kink??

Cicikai

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Hello! I’m new to being a beardie owner and just got my Kaido about a week ago from PetSmart. He’s been doing really well getting acclimated and everything but I just noticed today that there was something wrong with the tip of his tail. It looks as if his tail stopped growing and then grew another one. I did some research and it kind of made me paranoid, especially since it just showed up today. He isn’t aggressive or shown any type of pain or irritation when I touch it…here’s some pictures for reference! Any advice or help is welcomed.
Sincerely, a stressed out beardie mom :(
 

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jadec19129

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Hi! I also adopted a baby beardie from petsmart and he also has that on his tail. I noticed it as soon as I got home and put him in his enclosure. That was about four months ago, he has shown any problems or anything. I assumed since it didn’t shed off when he was shedding then it must of been an injury from when he was with the other babies or it was stuck shed and just developed that way. I’ll show you some pictures of mine so you can see! I know this isn’t very helpful, but I’m hoping to relieve some of your stress because I was stressed out too when I first got him but he’s perfectly fine 😊.
 

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Cicikai

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Hi! I also adopted a baby beardie from petsmart and he also has that on his tail. I noticed it as soon as I got home and put him in his enclosure. That was about four months ago, he has shown any problems or anything. I assumed since it didn’t shed off when he was shedding then it must of been an injury from when he was with the other babies or it was stuck shed and just developed that way. I’ll show you some pictures of mine so you can see! I know this isn’t very helpful, but I’m hoping to relieve some of your stress because I was stressed out too when I first got him but he’s perfectly fine 😊.
Oh that looks super similar! That’s actually super helpful! Is it something I should still see a vet about do you think? I just don’t want to wait too long. It hasn’t shown any dark coloration at all. It just looks grey.
 

jadec19129

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Oh that looks super similar! That’s actually super helpful! Is it something I should still see a vet about do you think? I just don’t want to wait too long. It hasn’t shown any dark coloration at all. It just looks grey.

I think if he is overall healthy and not showing any signs that are concerning, you don’t have to. I will say that I am trying to get my beardie and overall check up since he’s been acting a little strange. Since I’m going to the vet anyway I was gonna ask about his tail and see what they say.
 

Cicikai

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I think if he is overall healthy and not showing any signs that are concerning, you don’t have to. I will say that I am trying to get my beardie and overall check up since he’s been acting a little strange. Since I’m going to the vet anyway I was gonna ask about his tail and see what they say
Thank you so much for your advice! Takes a little stress off my shoulders.
 

Cicikai

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Thank you so much for your advice! Takes a little stress off my shoulders.
Update: I made an appointment just in case cause I’m too worried and his tail just doesn’t sit right with me still…
 

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Drache613

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Hello,

His tail doesn't look infected at all, though it has been injured. It should just dry out & eventually fall off on its own.
It sounds like he is adjusting well to his new home though. Since you are taking him into the vets, you can have
them look the tail over, definitely.
Let us know how things go at the vets.

Tracie
 

Cicikai

Member
Original Poster
Hello,

His tail doesn't look infected at all, though it has been injured. It should just dry out & eventually fall off on its own.
It sounds like he is adjusting well to his new home though. Since you are taking him into the vets, you can have
them look the tail over, definitely.
Let us know how things go at the vets.

Tracie
Thank you so much for this! His tail did end up falling off just yesterday. I checked on it and it seems to be doing just fine. I put some aquaphor on it (cause it’s what I have at the moment) to make sure it stays moist until I’m able to get Neosporin!
Other than that, he’s eating a LOT and has let me hold him without struggle for the first time :) Still going to the vet for just a general check up and I’ll post an update after that!
 
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