I have a 4.5 year old female Cuban rock iguana who has suffered an injury to the tip of her tail...
This cause of the injury is unknown but the trauma has caused the tip of her tail (the first four rings as well as part of the fifth) to shrivel and become unviable.
We have been for progress checks (as recently as 3 days ago) and our vet is pleased as there have been no signs of ascension or infection. Our vet also said she expects the end of the tail to naturally drop at some point in the next few weeks.
Just last night I discovered that there is a split in the skin on the underside of the tail between the fifth and sixth "rings" (just below the area that is no longer viable). There is blood visible in the split skin but the area is not bleeding.
So my question is do you think this is the beginning of the dropping of the end of the tail, or is this another additional injury worthy of a vet visit.
I know this is certainly a question that is likely to be hard to solve via an Internet message board but I thought I would give it a go as my vet will not be available for a few days.