Tail Rot

Bearded dragon tail rotSymptoms

  • blackening of tail, starting at the tip
  • tail does not shed


  • tail trauma
  • incomplete shed cutting off tail circulation


Bearded dragons can’t regrow their tails, so a tail injury is relatively serious. If you believe your dragon has tail rot, take him/her to the vet. Depending on the severity of the issue, the tail may be saved. Most likely, however, your vet will either recommend surgery or letting the tip fall off on its own.

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