Alaisper

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Hello, I am taking care of my friend's bearded dragon. Almost two weeks ago she noticed what looked like tail rot and she started a treatment of betadine that's diluted in water along with Neosporin without pain relief. Her tail is a darker color still and I'm worried that it's getting worse. Can someone help me? If it helps, she is a baby. She was adopted on August 13, but we don't actually know when she was born.
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Hello, I am taking care of my friend's bearded dragon. Almost two weeks ago she noticed what looked like tail rot and she started a treatment of betadine that's diluted in water along with Neosporin without pain relief. Her tail is a darker color still and I'm worried that it's getting worse. Can someone help me? If it helps, she is a baby. She was adopted on August 13, but we don't actually know when she was born.
No that is shed ---- tail rot starts w/ nips bites and pinches --- here is some info on tail rot
Causes of tail rot are:
1. Injuries/trauma - caused by falls, or by any other bearded dragon.

2. Malnourished - make sure he has a balanced diet and he gets the nourishment he needs

How to identify tail rot:

1. Dried out - Decaying tail won't be able to retain moisture, check if it's dried out completely.
2. Very thin, brittle - Decaying tail won't be able to process nourishment, causing it to become more thin and brittle.
What to do after finding out it has a tail rot:
1. Go to a vet - very recommended
For more info, please see the link: Bearded Dragon Tail Rot: What the Dark Tail Mean & Treatment
T Ask yourself these questions:
Was the tail recently injured?
Was a part of the tail open (eg wound/scrape/cut)
Was flesh exposed?
Is the tail constantly dark? or does the darkness ever go away (eg when in the tank, different environments)
If you didn't answer yes to basically all of those questions, it's not tail rot.
Tail rot is extremely rare. It's an infection of the flesh, from a wound or injury to the tail.
Tail rot is really kind of just a fancy name for an infected wound, one of which is affecting the tail.ail Rot
 

Drache613

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Hello,

That is definitely an upcoming shed! It often changes color prior to shed, getting darker right
before it sheds. The tail looks very normal & healthy!

Tracie
 

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