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Water dragon tails

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pri_nce33x, Dec 22, 2006.

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  1. pri_nce33x

    pri_nce33x New Member

    Do Water Dragon tails grow back after they have fallen off?
     
  2. MRHickey

    MRHickey Elite Member

    I'm not 100% sure, but I am reasonably sure they wll, however they will not look as good, or be as strong. I know with a lot of other lizards it depends upon what kind of damage was done, how clean the break was, and where the break was. If you have one that broke, I would take all the medical precautions whether it grows back or not.
     
  3. Moshpitrockchick

    Moshpitrockchick Subscribed User Premium Member

    What sort of damage was done to the tail? was it a clean break or a nasty mangled infection or gangrene or what? For the tail to even heal properly you need to know the soarce of the loss and if it is an infection it has to be properly treated.
     
  4. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Is it just the tip or the whole tail. I know that the tips will not grow back, but not sure if the whole thing will regenerate. As Lac said, can you give us more detail.
     
  5. joeking

    joeking Elite Member

    I didn't think water dragon tails 'fell off'
     
  6. venus

    venus Founding Member

    From Tricia's site:

    The end of the tail may also snap off if grabbed in an effort to keep the struggling animal from getting away, or may even drop suddenly when the animal is frightened by something (although this last is least likely to occur with water dragons).
     
  7. Manhirwen

    Manhirwen Elite Member

    One of my water dragons lost half of his tail and it did not grow back at all after a year so it's safe to say that no...they don't grow back, sorry.
     
  8. pri_nce33x

    pri_nce33x New Member

    it was a clean break off, just the last inch of it was broken off when he got caught between a rock and log and it just came off.
     
  9. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    How old is the dragon? I know with iguanas that loose their tails a younger one is more likely to regenerate well than an older one.
     
  10. Manhirwen

    Manhirwen Elite Member

    My water dragons were fairly young when the tail broke off of the male and it never grew back even a little. The tail will not grow back but will heal and be blackened at the end if it's anything like my male's. Use a Neosporin or something similar to keep infection away. They aren't like iguana's in the respect of the tail regenerating.
     
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