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Q: tail tip dying
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one of my bps has had a hard time shedding.  when it was a baby, a shed got stuck on its tail and went unnoticed for a while, leaving an indent.  recently, i noticed another stuck shed in the same spot, but the skin around the tail where the blood flow is so thin that the tip (about 1/4 of an inch) is going to fall off.  the skin is still attached to the area, but i dont want to aggrivate it because i could rip the part off.  what can i do.  do i wait til it falls off on its own and treat the effected area...

Points: 50
Topics: Skin
Tags: Skin, Tail
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Assisted Answer 1/23/2011 10:04:26 AM


Leave it and/or put a little neosporin on the area to make sure it doesn't get infected when it does fall off. 

Accepted Answer 1/23/2011 10:47:48 AM


As long as all the shed is off to that point, I wouldn't worry about it. There shouldn't be anything open when that happens, its almost a self healing thing.

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