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QUESTION: hi we spoke before about my
gecko violet's dried out tail. i was unable to reapond to your last answer so i'm starting a new thread. here is a picture of violet's tail

ANSWER: Hello Amanda,

Yes, how is she doing?
The end is definitely going to fall off here eventually.  Has the dried portion changed or seemed to travel up the tail at all lately or is it staying the same?


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QUESTION: So far I haven't noticed the dryness traveling up the tail.

ANSWER: Hello Amanda,

Great, I am glad that it doesn't look like it is traveling upwards on the tail.  That is a good sign!
Are you going to take her into the vets?


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QUESTION: do you think i should? or wait it out and if it spreads then go in?

Hello Amanda,

That is a hard call as I know vets are expensive.
Seeing as there were not any bites involved, the chance of it being infected is low since you have kept it so clean.  
How long has it been like this for now?
It might be a good idea to take her in just to be sure there isn't any infection though.  It would put your mind to rest.



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I can answer questions pertaining to health, UVB specifics, overall husbandry care & supplementation, analysis of blood test results, and behavioral problems & handling. I can answer questions pertaining to bearded dragons, leopard geckos, iguanas, uromastyx & ball pythons. I can answer adeno virus related questions in bearded dragons, & then specifically about the testing methods as well. I am beginning an Pogona Adeno Testing Society in 2008 which will help to begin to start some standardization within the bearded dragon colonies of the breeders who choose to test.


I have been working with bearded dragons for over 5 years now, as well as leopard geckos, too. I am currently doing rescues, as well. I hope to be able to educate people prior to them purchasing an exotic pet in order to avoid any health crisis with them.

I have a master's degree in sports medicine & physiology, & 1 year of vet tech schooling, & am currently working on a reptile certification through the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council.

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