possible tail rot:-\

Discussion in 'Chameleons' started by mamabear73, Oct 24, 2013.

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how do i prevent tail rot?

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  1. mamabear73

    mamabear73 Embryo

    my Fred is 9 mths old and just shed last week today I noticed his tail appears to be dying so I found myself on this site, found some useful advice including a vet some stuff I can fInd at petco for tail rot but is there anything else I can do? IMG_20131024_203041.jpg
     

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  2. mamabear73

    mamabear73 Embryo

    he looks good and has not lost interns in crickets and ginger looks fine no issue's hope he recovers
     
  3. StikyPaws312

    StikyPaws312 Moderator Staff Member

    Hm, if he recently shed is there a possibility that not all of the shed has come off? I would suggest (if you can without stressing him too much) giving him a soak for about 10 to 15 minutes in a warm bath with water up to just below his belly, and then try to take a q-tip and "roll" the dead skin off of the tail. There is also a "shed-aid" product that I used to find at petco that helped. I'm not sure if it's suitable to use on chameleons though...
     

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