Posted by Brian on 10/14/2015, 10:57 pm, in reply to "Re: broken tail" 220.127.116.11
If is a partial break then the a vet visit is in order to finish the job. If the blood vessels broke then the remaining/ damaged section will wither and die off... Sometimes you gets lucky and it just drops off but if gangrene settles in deceased tissue then an iguana that young can die very quickly. I would personally just have a vet finish the job.. Might need localized pain meds to do this. To find out if the tissue past the break is still alive poke with a toothpick.. Just be careful not to cause further damage the tail could still heal.