How can I get my sick bearded dragon to eat?

How can I get my sick bearded dragon to eat?

Feeding with a stimulant will help if they begin to get weak or lose too much weight. The best stimulant is going to be Zilla appetite stimulant or Reptaid. Reptaid uses herbal extracts to help bearded dragons fight off parasites and viruses, but also works to stimulate their appetite and get them eating again.

Can I soak my bearded dragon in Pedialyte?

Here are some things you can do to help with rehydration. — Pedialyte is an electrolyte solution for human infants. — It can be added full strength to bath/soak providing some electrolytes absorption through the cloaca and if the bearded dragon drinks from the bath. — Give a warm water 15 minute bath/soak.

Is it possible for a bearded dragon to bite you?

To cut straight to the chase, YES bearded dragons can in fact bite. However, this is definitely not a common behavior and they won’t go out of their way when feeling threatened to bite you the way a dog or snake might. You see, bearded dragons are amongst some of the least aggressive domesticated lizards you can buy.

Is it normal for a bearded dragon to be lazy?

One of the most common occurrences many owners face is when their bearded dragon acts lazy or lethargic. This can be a normal behavior during certain times of the year, or can be a sign of a serious health condition for many bearded dragons. We will go over some things to look for when a bearded dragon acts lazy or lethargic.

What does it mean when a bearded dragon is lethargic?

Lethargic can mean that the bearded dragon doesn’t move much at all, stays in one location for days and days, and acts very weak and unresponsive. A bearded dragon acting lethargic could be a serious sign of a possible health issue.

How can you tell if a bearded dragon has a parasite?

These parasites only become a problem for beardies when their count gets too high. If the urates (the end piece of poop that is usually white) on your bearded dragon’s stool are red or orangeish in color, this essentially confirms the presence of a parasite.

Can a bearded dragon bite a new owner?

A bearded dragon bite is something that many new and prospective owners wonder about. And we totally understand why. Many times this is the first lizard (or even reptile) that people consider purchasing, and they want to know what they’re getting into.

Why does a bearded dragon get lazy and lethargic?

A bearded dragon acts lazy or lethargic if the temperatures are not adequate enough. Low temperatures can cause a loss of appetite and activity levels can drop. Make sure to use high quality thermometers at each end of the terrarium (one in the basking area and one in the cooler area) so you can monitor temperatures.

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.

How does the age of a bearded dragon affect its bite?

The age of your bearded dragon when it bites you will impact how much their bite hurts too. Younger beardies can’t bite as hard as older ones. This is a good thing because a baby bearded dragon that’s being brought home for the first time is far more likely to bite you!

What is the best food for bearded dragons?

Bearded Dragons can eat a wide range of live food such as crickets, mealworms and kingworms; vegetables such as sweet potato and pepper and leafy greens such as kale and parsley . They can also eat limited amounts of fruit. Greens, vegetables and limited fruit make up the other 20% to 25% of their diet.