Do girl bearded dragons bleed?

Do girl bearded dragons bleed?

This is definitely not something female dragons normally do. However, females can lay infertile eggs even when no male is present, and there are difficulties resulting from egg production and laying that could produce such blood.

Why is my female bearded dragon turning black?

Both male and female dragons will puff out and blacken their beards as a sign of aggression or to demonstrate that they wanting to be left alone. The dark beard also serves to scare away predators; it may be accompanied by hissing and a gaping mouth to make a specimen look larger and more impressive.

What does it mean if my bearded dragon turns black?

Overall body color changes and beard color changes may occur slowly as your bearded dragon grows, but if a sudden or temporary color change is noted, it is due to stress, illness, or an emotion. Beardies will often darken or turn black if threatened or upset.

What should I do if my bearded dragon is acting lethargic?

A mercury vapor bulb can be used to supply both radiant heat and UV radiation. If temperatures are in the correct range for the age of your bearded dragon, and it’s not the right time of year for brumation to occur, and your bearded dragon is still acting lethargic you may need to seek the advice of a reptile veterinarian. Additional Reading…

Is there such thing as an unhealthy bearded dragon?

There are also times when an unhealthy bearded dragon may start showing signs or symptoms of a condition without you really knowing it. Unfortunately, an unhealthy bearded dragon can not tell us what is wrong. It is very important to pay attention to tell-tale signs that something might be amiss.

Is it normal for bearded dragon to open its mouth?

It can be very common for the bearded dragon to open its mouth while on the basking perch for short periods of time. This is a way to cool off while directly under the basking bulb. This behavior is very similar to the way a dog pants to cool off and completely normal. If slack jaw is suspected seek a reptile veterinarian immediately.

What to do if your bearded dragon has a swollen tail?

If your bearded dragon has a swollen limb or tail seek a qualified veterinarian immediately. The veterinarian can perform x-rays and other tests to determine exactly what’s causing the swelling and prescribe treatment. If you suspect possible Metabolic Bone Disease, seek a qualified veterinarian.

When to take a bearded dragon to the vet?

Your bearded dragon could get infected, and infections spread from other lizards or from living in unsanitary conditions. If you have just bought your bearded dragon, this is especially important to take its poop to the vet for a fecal examination. Make sure to take some fresh poop to the vet – ideally that is less than 2 hours old.

What are the signs of an unhealthy bearded dragon?

Soft or runny stool could be a sign that your bearded dragon has a possible internal parasite or an inadequate diet. Feeding a bearded dragon lettuce can cause a runny stool and cause malnutrition. A yellow tinged urate (the end of the poop that is usually white) can be a sign of dehydration.

Why does my bearded dragon go to the bathroom so often?

If your bearded dragon is going to the bathroom much more frequently than normal it could be due to stress. Consider whether anything outside the tank (a new pet lurking around, loud noises, etc.) could be stressing them out. Additionally, consider what’s going on within the tank.

When does a bearded dragon mate and lay eggs?

Once the female is sexually mature she is vitellogenic, can become gravid (with or without mating) and can lay eggs. Female bearded dragons are vitellogenic and gravid (fertile and pregnant) from spring to early summer (Amey et al, 2000), this is when mating and egg laying occurs.