How can I help my bearded dragon with a prolapse?

How can I help my bearded dragon with a prolapse?

To replace the prolapse, keep it lubricated and apply gentle pressure directly to the pink tissues. If possible, work from the outside in and try to gently push the tissue back into the cloacal opening.

What does it mean when bearded dragons flatten out?

When a beardie thinks he’s in danger, he will instinctively flatten out his stomach and display it. This posture makes him appear larger and stronger than he actually is. Stomach flattening is done in order to avoid conflict rather than to invite it.

Why does my bearded dragon have a prolapse?

Bearded Dragon Prolapse Due to Diarrhea. If your bearded dragon is straining because they have diarrhea from eating watery foods or for another reason he could prolapse. Offering foods that are more nutrient and fiber dense should help prevent prolapses if this is the cause.

What should I do if my bearded dragon is straining?

If the fecal test is positive, a deworming may be necessary to lessen or clear the parasitic infection and help prevent further prolapses from occurring. If your bearded dragon is straining because they have diarrhea from eating watery foods or for another reason he could prolapse.

Why is my bearded dragon trying to lay eggs?

If your female bearded dragon has recently laid eggs, is in the process of laying eggs, or is trying to lay eggs (she doesn’t have to have been with a male to lay eggs) she could be straining to pass the eggs and in turn prolapse.

Bearded Dragon Prolapse Due to Diarrhea. If your bearded dragon is straining because they have diarrhea from eating watery foods or for another reason he could prolapse. Offering foods that are more nutrient and fiber dense should help prevent prolapses if this is the cause.

If the fecal test is positive, a deworming may be necessary to lessen or clear the parasitic infection and help prevent further prolapses from occurring. If your bearded dragon is straining because they have diarrhea from eating watery foods or for another reason he could prolapse.

If your female bearded dragon has recently laid eggs, is in the process of laying eggs, or is trying to lay eggs (she doesn’t have to have been with a male to lay eggs) she could be straining to pass the eggs and in turn prolapse.

Lubricating gel, Vaseline, and water can all keep the important tissues healthy while you replace, or get help replacing, the prolapse. Sometimes by applying sugar to the prolapse, you can help shrink it since the sugar absorbs excessive fluid. This may make replacing the prolapse easier.