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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Forum Chat' started by Kristen Haskett, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Kristen Haskett

    Kristen Haskett Bearded Dragon Egg

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    This is Maui, he's a big cuddle bug. View attachment 20948
    I'm concerned about my baby, he had a kink in his tail when I got him from his previous owner, I've had him for roughly three years and it is suddenly getting worse? Looking closely at it I noticed that following the kink the colour goes slightly darker, like very slightly, but its black at the very tip. He has a cave inside his tank that he just loves to be in but he wraps himself around against it once he's inside it, I'm wondering if sleeping in that position with his tail bent his caused this slowly? Or is it tail rot? He has proper lighting, proper heating, has baths 3 times a week, no sand(learnt that the hard way), repti-carpet, "rock carpet", a log and a cave. He goes back and forth from calcium covered crickets to superworms(would eat the whole bucket if I let him), he loves his kale, romaine, blueberries(his favourite), carrots(not daily), broccoli and strawberries.
    I'm not sure any of that is relevant to his tail but might as well get to know my little mau wow while you're at it View attachment 20946 View attachment 20947
  2. kaylynangel

    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    It says I do not have permission to view attatchment--- 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
    If you can post pictures again using the upload file by the post reply it would be great------