Do bearded dragons need to see a vet?
Bearded dragons do not require vaccinations. Like other pets, bearded dragons should be examined by a reptile-savvy veterinarian annually and have their feces tested for parasites.
How do I get my bearded dragon to stop being threatened?
How to Quickly Calm Down and Destress Bearded Dragons
- Reduce handling to a minimum.
- Minimize Sensory Overload.
- Get Them Used to Your Scent.
- Give Them a Warm Bath.
- Offer Food Daily.
- NO Roommates.
- Use a Pleasant Tone.
Do you have to take your bearded dragon to the vet?
These vets have extensive special training. They typically have a lot of experience with bearded dragons. They also have access to the right equipment and medication that will be needed if there is a problem with your beardie. Having the right medication on hand is critical.
What kind of parasites does a bearded dragon have?
As a fair warning – most bearded dragons have some amount of coccidia and/or pinworms and are asymptomatic (they don’t show any signs or symptoms of health issues). Many veterinarians prefer not to treat for parasites unless there is a problem (like diarrhea or weight loss) with the lizard.
Why does my bearded dragon not eat anything?
So, as you can see… your dragon wants to eat every day, but sometimes there are logical reasons why they don’t. If you can assume your dragon isn’t eating because of reason #1, I recommend playing around with different staple foods.
Is it possible to get salmonella from a bearded dragon?
Not necessarily. You see, bearded dragons (along with tons of other reptiles) do in fact carry salmonella and this can be passed on to humans through their feces and in rare instances their skin. However, with this being said, you are more likely to contract salmonella from contaminated food than a bearded dragon.
Bearded dragons need proper veterinary care to stay healthy, just like any other pet. You’ll need to bring your cute dinosaur in to the vet for regular checkups. Between appointments, watch for signs of illness, such as lack of appetite; discharge from the eyes, nose, or mouth; and diarrhea.