Thread: Illness/Sickness: Tail Issue

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Old 23rd October 2013   #1
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Unhappy Tail Issue

My son has a tiger salamander and a day ago his tail turned pink/red (looks like a rash) - he tries not to handle him too much because he's very adamant that it isn't good for them but we had to pull him out of his terrarium and inspect him - it looks like he has a hole at the base of his tail! it is sore because he goes crazy when you touch his tail (he never used to) - what do I do?! I've read to clean it with saline solution and/or bactine and put an antibiotic ointment (I have polysporin) on it - is this true? Or should I just bite the bullet and take him to the vet?? Please help!!
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