Tail rot?

Kristina

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Hi, I'm a new beardie owner. I got my dragon about two weeks ago. He is a baby. Today I noticed his tail is very dark and I'm worried it's tail rot. Full disclosure, the first few days I didn't have the proper UVB light. Is this tail rot or the start of shedding?
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Hi, I'm a new beardie owner. I got my dragon about two weeks ago. He is a baby. Today I noticed his tail is very dark and I'm worried it's tail rot. Full disclosure, the first few days I didn't have the proper UVB light. Is this tail rot or the start of shedding?
Are there any nips bites or injuries on the end of the tail? That is where tail rot would start for the most part it looks like shed
What uvb did you replace w/ please
 

Kristina

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Not that I can see. Nothing bent, nothing kinked, no visible cuts or wounds. I can't find the box for the new light. Previously I had been using a light for tropical reptiles, but I now have the uvb for desert reptiles I believe it's a 10.0. Here's a closer photo in different lighting.
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Not that I can see. Nothing bent, nothing kinked, no visible cuts or wounds. I can't find the box for the new light. Previously I had been using a light for tropical reptiles, but I now have the uvb for desert reptiles I believe it's a 10.0. Here's a closer photo in different lighting.
Ok I will have ahbd take a look at the tail your screen will determine the placement and distance of the uvb- please post a pic of the screen from the top so I can help you place the uvb
@AHBD
 

SPandS

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Are you only using 1 bulb? Is that the uvb or heat bulb in that dome? Your new beardie needs both heat and uvb. Also don't use either of those bulbs in that box behind the tank, the blue and red bulbs are both bad for your beardies eyes.
 

Kristina

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Are you only using 1 bulb? Is that the uvb or heat bulb in that dome? Your new beardie needs both heat and uvb. Also don't use either of those bulbs in that box behind the tank, the blue and red bulbs are both bad for your beardies eyes

Are you only using 1 bulb? Is that the uvb or heat bulb in that dome? Your new beardie needs both heat and uvb. Also don't use either of those bulbs in that box behind the tank, the blue and red bulbs are both bad for your beardies eyes.
I don't use those bulbs. They were purchased and I realized they weren't right. I was using the UVB bulb and had a small heater on durring the day and used a ceramic heat bulb at night which was working well. I now have both a heating bulb and uvb on during the day and just the ceramic bulb at night.
 

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