recovering from tail injuries

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recovering from tail injuries

Post by OceaneKS on Thu May 21, 2015 5:41 am

Hi all!
I just want to share my little experience on tail injury caused by stepping on the tail.
About a week after we got our ratties, I stepped on Sanka's tail (I know... bad bad me...) I felt miserable when I saw that I damaged it (some bones were "naked" at the tip of the tail) but still I couldn't turn to go to the vet to get it cut... I only sprayed antiseptic on it and told my self she'll be okay. Of coyrse, I payed a really careful attention to any sign of infection afterwards. In the end no infection !
And now I am really glad to see that I did well since Sanka has finished "recovering" her full tail ! Month after month the skin grew again over the bones Smile !
That is a little bulshit, I know, but I am so happy to have taken the right decision for that one, also because I consider that it is bad to tell people to get the injured part cut (most french sites do)...
So if it happens to you, maybe think about it Smile !
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Re: recovering from tail injuries

Post by Zoundz on Mon May 25, 2015 11:11 pm

Hmm, personally the risk of infection is too great for me to take a chance, I would probably amputate, depending on the fitness of the rat. Having said that it will eventually die and fall off - have never heard of it healing over though! :/

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Re: recovering from tail injuries

Post by OceaneKS on Tue May 26, 2015 8:18 pm

Haha Sanka has a great power of regeneration then (like Wolverine wouhou) Grin !
I am sure it healed because I looked to it like daily and saw the whole process (redish new skin and so on...) Smile
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