Help! Tip of tails missing!!

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Help! Tip of tails missing!!

Post by Ruby Woo on Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:02 am

I have just noticed my three 9 week old boys have the tips of their tails missing. I've been told it's not degloved but it's "nail tail". How do I insert a picture?? I'm pretty worried Cry
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Re: Help! Tip of tails missing!!

Post by smokierat on Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:51 am

"nail tail"? Is there any blood or bruising or do they just look kind of dry? how much of their tails are missing?

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Re: Help! Tip of tails missing!!

Post by Zoundz on Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:57 pm

I think I know what you have. My understanding is it can be caused by dehydration and poor diet. There's nothing you can do except make sure that they have the right food from now on and plenty of fluid.

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Re: Help! Tip of tails missing!!

Post by Ruby Woo on Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:28 pm

Sorry I didn't get a notification for this. Yes I've been told it's "nail tail". How does this happen?? People have said it's just extra keratin which is what their scales are made from.
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Re: Help! Tip of tails missing!!

Post by Zoundz on Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:46 am

Not heard of anything of the sort, I would imagine it is as I described above ☺ can you get a picture?

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