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Bump / Slight Curve on Tail.

Discussion in 'Bearded Dragons' started by chocolatebear, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Sandra75

    Sandra75 Elite Member

    Did you get the bump checked by a vet today?
     
  2. chocolatebear

    chocolatebear Active Member

    Thanks for the story! Vet was busy yesterday but got an appointment on monday with 1 of the best reptile vets in the uk :) thanks for all your help x
     
  3. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member


    Hi, does this vet work at Edinbrough zoo, by any chance? (I may know him, if yes).
     
  4. chocolatebear

    chocolatebear Active Member

    he works for lawrie veterinary clinic dont know if he goes to edinburgh zoo thopugh 1st time going their was told hes one of the best by another vet clinic
     
  5. chocolatebear

    chocolatebear Active Member

    He got a cheak up today hes fine and healthy :) gotta wait a month or so to see if the tail is drying up but it should be ok :) x
     
  6. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Good, I hope the tail tip remains o.k!
     
  7. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    I hope the tail stays good, keep an eye out for any changes in the color or visual differences.
     
  8. millerpj

    millerpj Elite Member

    Glad everything is fine. But what makes a tail dry up?
     
  9. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Lack of circulation, which will lead to death of the tail.
     
  10. Lise

    Lise New Member

    Has he ever bitten her tail (especially when chasing crickets, etc)? I've seen lizards clamp down on their tail when missing their aim at food a few times. It shouldn't be an issue but yeah, does look fractured.
     
  11. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    As Michele said it could be lack of circulation due to a ring of retained shed.
    It could also be due to physical damage such as a break.
    When the tip is damaged a condition known as dry gangrene can set in. If left unattended the infection can progress up the tail into the body and kill the animal.
     
  12. millerpj

    millerpj Elite Member

    Thanks Merlin!
     
  13. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    No problem!
     

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