I've got an ig that just broke his tail. I've soaked the broken end in dettol and tried to get it to dry, but it always appears moist and doesn't look like its healing.
How should I encourage drying?
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I've got an ig that just broke his tail. I've soaked the broken end in dettol and tried to get it to dry, but it always appears moist and doesn't look like its healing. How should I encourage drying?

I had one lose about a foot, i kept it clean and dry, i tried to make like a cover to stop bits of dirt, although fresh clean air needs to be around it. You can get things to treat it but not sure what its called where you are. I would also not have humidity but raise the temps.

That was about 4 years ago.
I've got an ig that just broke his tail. I've soaked the broken endin dettol and tried to get it to dry, but it always appears moist and doesn't look like its healing. How should I encourage drying?

Why do you want to dry it out? Wounds heal better when they are kept a bit moist, as long as bacteria isn't permitted to grow. I recommend that you switch to a triple antibiotic ointment and see if the wound's condition improves.
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Why do you want to dry it out? Wounds heal better when they are kept a bit moist, as long as bacteria isn't permitted to grow.

I was thinking the same, however have never had to deal with this problem.

On this subject..I have read somewhere that it is less likely an iguana will loose it's tail as it matures, the tail becoming less fragile, and less easlily autotomized. True or false?

Cj-
I've got an ig that just broke his tail. I've ... doesn't look like its healing. How should I encourage drying?

I had one lose about a foot, i kept it clean and dry, i tried to make like a cover ... called where you are. I would also not have humidity but raise the temps. That was about 4 years ago.

How about an antibiotic powder?
That would stick to the wound and act as sort of a bandaid.

I use furasol spray powder for serious open wounds on my poultry flock, would that stuff be ok for reptiles? Birds are pretty sensitive and it's never, ever hurt them, only helped them.
Furasol spray powder (furazolidone) is available at some feed stores for livestock, and "Tractor Supply" outlets.
Jeffers Pets on line also carries it.

K.
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Why do you want to dry it out? Wounds heal ... bit moist, as long as bacteria isn't permitted to grow.

I was thinking the same, however have never had to deal with this problem. On this subject..I have read somewhere ... will loose it's tail as it matures, the tail becoming less fragile, and less easlily autotomized. True or false? Cj-

Dont know but they dont grow back as like people say.

BTW I heard from Mistress of Doom a while back, after i was on a UK tv show,sheseems ok. Not many regulars still here it seems.
Dont know but they dont grow back as like people say. BTW I heard from Mistress of Doom a while back, after i was on a UK tv show,sheseems ok. Not many regulars still here it seems.

hey thanks..often wonder how the old regulars are doing. I've been ill this past year, just getting back on my feet now. Been a rough ride. I heard you were on the telli! How did that go?
Hourds of groupies'now? ;o)
Dont know but they dont grow back as like people ... tv show,sheseems ok. Not many regulars still here it seems.

hey thanks..often wonder how the old regulars are doing. I've been ill this past year, just getting back on my feet now. Been a rough ride. I heard you were on the telli! How did that go? Hourds of groupies'now? ;o)

I get recognised everywherem esp with a haircut like mine. I have posted a cd rom of the show all around the world so let me know if you want to see it, its pretty funny.
I still get recognised from a show from 98 which has repeated hundreds of times on diff channels.
I get recognised everywherem esp with a haircut like mine. I have posted a cd rom of the show all ... pretty funny. I still get recognised from a show from 98 which has repeated hundreds of times on diff channels.

Hey Julian, I wanna see it, please?
)
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