- 1 How can you tell if something is wrong with your bearded dragon?
- 2 Do Beardies like human attention?
- 3 Why is my bearded dragon not eating enough?
- 4 What to do if your bearded dragon is sick?
- 5 How can you tell if a bearded dragon is impacted?
- 6 Why does my bearded dragon hide in the cave?
- 7 What are the signs of an unhealthy bearded dragon?
- 8 How long does it take a bearded dragon to go back to normal?
- 9 Why is my bearded dragon not moving in his cage?
- 10 Why does my bearded dragon not have a bowel movement?
- 11 What does it mean when a bearded dragon falls asleep on you?
How can you tell if something is wrong with your bearded dragon?
- Eyes Appear Cloudy or Filmy. The eyes of a healthy bearded bearded dragon should be clear, bright and alert.
- Acts Very Lethargic.
- Soft, Runny, or Foul Stool.
- Swollen Limbs or Tail.
- Loss of Appetite.
- Mouth Hanging Open.
- Inside of Mouth is Black or Discolored.
- Discolored Stomach.
Do Beardies like human attention?
If a person becomes part of a bearded dragon’s daily routine, the lizard might start looking forward to her presence. They occasionally go up to their owners of their own volition, seeking a little attention. It isn’t unheard of for bearded dragons to behave affectionately and sweetly around their closest people.
Why is my bearded dragon not eating enough?
There are number of reasons on why your bearded dragon might not eat enough. Small baby bearded dragons of up to 16 weeks of age can eat 3-4 times a day. Juveniles of up to 28 weeks can eat 2 times a day, and all adults above that age – once a day. The stress can be caused by both external and internal problems.
What to do if your bearded dragon is sick?
Illness and disease will change the behaviour and appearance of your bearded dragon. A sick bearded dragon will exhibit some similar signs to a dying bearded dragon and if left untreated in most cases will eventually die. If you’re in any doubt or think your bearded dragon is sick get them to a specialised vet or herpetologist.
How can you tell if a bearded dragon is impacted?
An indicative sign that a bearded dragon is impacted is that it eats, but won’t poop. Please note that most bearded dragons’ belly normally gets large after food and goes down after some time. If you feed your bearded dragon bugs that are too big (larger than the width between the eyes), your bearded dragon might choke]
Why does my bearded dragon hide in the cave?
Bearded dragons look for hiding places when they get stressed. So if your beardie’s tucked into the cave every time you walk past the enclosure, there’s a good chance that’s a stress warning. The overwhelming issues of relocation or introduction into a new home often result in hiding. And that goes double for baby or juvenile bearded dragons.
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.
How long does it take a bearded dragon to go back to normal?
Also, don’t expect them to have much of an appetite either. How long it will take your bearded dragon to go back to normal will vary on a case by case basis, with some beardies acting like their normal selves within a few days and others taking a whole month. Just be make sure to be patient.
Why is my bearded dragon not moving in his cage?
First and perhaps the least serious of issues could be due to inadequate tank temperatures. When bearded dragons don’t get enough heat, their metabolisms can slow down and lead to them having little energy or appetite. If you witness your bearded dragon not moving much, chances are their cage is a little too cool.
Why does my bearded dragon not have a bowel movement?
Pro Tip: If your bearded dragon hasn’t had a bowel movement in what feels like a long time for them and/or isn’t acting like their normal self, then they could be impacted, meaning you’ll need to take matters into your own hands right away to help them! A bearded dragon that stops eating can be due to several reasons.
What does it mean when a bearded dragon falls asleep on you?
If your bearded dragon falls asleep on you it’s more than likely because they trust and love you enough to do so or simply because they enjoy the natural heat that emits from your body. This is always a great sign that your bearded dragon trusts and loves you when they fall asleep on your body.