Tail rot?

Toadleagend

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Cole
I’ve noticed his tail has been a bit darker on the end for a while now. I don’t think it used to look like that. Is it tail rot?
 
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The tail can darken for multiple reasons just like the rest of the body. It's completely normal.

Tail rot is just a fancy term for infection of the tail. You don't get an infection without first having an injury or open wound. If the tail hasn't had an injury or open wound you're never going to have tail rot.

-Brandon

Toadleagend

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Claudiusx

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The tail can darken for multiple reasons just like the rest of the body. It's completely normal.

Tail rot is just a fancy term for infection of the tail. You don't get an infection without first having an injury or open wound. If the tail hasn't had an injury or open wound you're never going to have tail rot.

-Brandon
 
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Toadleagend

Sub-Adult Member
Original Poster
Beardie name(s)
Cole
The tail can darken for multiple reasons just like the rest of the body. It's completely normal.

Tail rot is just a fancy term for infection of the tail. You don't get an infection without first having an injury or open wound. If the tail hasn't had an injury or open wound you're never going to have tail rot.

-Brandon
Ok. He’s never had that. Is his tail being dark like that something I need to fix? Or figure out what’s causing it? Or is it ok?
 

Claudiusx

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Ok. He’s never had that. Is his tail being dark like that something I need to fix? Or figure out what’s causing it? Or is it ok?

It's normal. They can darken for a multitude of reasons from being alert and active to being cold and trying to absorb more heat.

If your husbandry is up to par you don't need to pay it much mind.

-Brandon
 

Drache613

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Hello,

I agree, his tail looks healthy & normal. As Brandon has suggested, tail rot is usually caused by
trauma & or injury that leads to infection. Perhaps his tail is going to shed soon?

Tracie
 

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