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Is this tail rot?

newbeardie123

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Hello. I bought a 2-month-old hatchling who I suspect to have tail rot. Could you please look at the pictures and tell if my baby has tail rot or not? She sometimes closes her eyes when I lightly touch her tail tip.
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Sadie

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Hello. I bought a 2-month-old hatchling who I suspect to have tail rot. Could you please look at the pictures and tell if my baby has tail rot or not? She sometimes closes her eyes when I lightly touch her tail tip. View attachment 33027 View attachment 33028 View attachment 33029 View attachment 33030
I see just a pinch --- if it turns black all the way around it could be the start of infection at this time I dont see that - if she still has feeling in it then its not dead -- keep an eye on it it may fall off at the end - then you can put some raw honey on it - that will stop any infection that would start -- keep doing that till it scabs over - here is some info to help you
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/ 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
 

newbeardie123

Bearded Dragon Egg
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I see just a pinch --- if it turns black all the way around it could be the start of infection at this time I dont see that - if she still has feeling in it then its not dead -- keep an eye on it it may fall off at the end - then you can put some raw honey on it - that will stop any infection that would start -- keep doing that till it scabs over - here is some info to help you
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/ 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
Thank you so much!!!
 
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