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    Re: Black Tail?

    AIn a bearded dragon it is not a good idea to cut any of the tail off honestly. But Spike's tail looks fine honestly.






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    Re: Black Tail?

    Ok so my son is freaking out because there is 2 little spots that do not look normal. Then he googled. Mistake. Now he is soaking spike in a luke warm bath with a bit of olive oil and asking for Neosporin. I will NOT be cutting any part of spikes tail off. He would ever need that done he would see the vet for it.

    I will try to get a picture of the spots that do not look normal. Almost looks like the other smaller dragon bit him is 2 places. A couple scales also look shiny.

    Suggestions?

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    Re: Black Tail?

    A betadine bath might help too...
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    Picture. You can kinda see where it pinches in close to the end. When we touch it, it gets his attention.
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    Re: Black Tail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ieasa View Post
    Picture. You can kinda see where it pinches in close to the end. When we touch it, it gets his attention.
    Than it isn't totally dead...but on the tail it kinda looks like there might be something pinching the end of the tail close to the end of it...about 5 scales up from the end. Maybe a loose thread, hair, or retained shed? I might just be imagining it but it looks kinda pinched. I would recommend you get some betadine from your local pharmacy or even just somewhere like RiteAid and put some of the Betadine in the tub with warm water until it is a tea like color and soak the Dragon in there for 10 min or so. But first make sure that the Bearded Dragon is placed in a tub without the betadine first so that it can drink what it wants to and doesn't drink the betadine.
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    Re: Black Tail?

    Yes, I am seeing exactly that as well. I will give that a try. How often should we do that? Is coconut oil ok to put on it? I use coconut oil to heal mammal wounds and all kinds of stuff. Not sure if its ok on a reptile though.

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    Re: Black Tail?

    coconut oil is fine dont use a ton though.

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    aww poor little guy. I went thru a tail injury right off the bat with Wash. In transit from the original rescuer a rock in his tank rolled over the end. after a few days you could tell it was dead. manipulating it caused him no pain. In fact... I twisted it off. the bone was broken thru. After soaking him in a warm bath I dabbed it dry, applied wound wash and then polysporin. Kept an eye on it. Every few days I repeated the routine. Finally it also began to shed and I though oh god Ive killed him.. the old black skin slid off to reveal white new skin beneath. this kept up for a month. cleaning and antibiotic OINTMENT not cream. Kept his cage clean and made sure nothing could snag it. For quite a while he went to bed with his tail in his water dish. shrug. It seems the dark days are behind us and hopefully it will continue to heal and be just fine. May
    Majority of Bearded Dragons I have seen unless a high color morph have a darker tail end. It looks healthy to me just a wee dented. keep an eye on it.

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    I know my Bearded Dragon has a portion of her tail at is about two inches. I was told it's some form of pigment defect or something

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    Re: Black Tail?

    I looked real close and it doesnt look dead at all. It looks like a few scales are loose but some coconut oil and time should fix that just fine honestly.

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