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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Health' started by Pepe, Jul 13, 2019 at 6:29 AM.

  1. Pepe

    Pepe Bearded Dragon Egg

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    I've got my beardie yesterday, a 3 months old leatherback, and I'm a little concerned about his tail.I can't clearly say if its tail rot or not. It's my first reptile so I'm really worried about doing the proper things. Please help if you can, thank you.

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    kaylynangel Juvenile Dragon

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    it looks like its shedding but here is some info on tail rot --- or gonna shed---
    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: https://reptile.guide/bearded-dragon-tail-rot/
    kaylyn