- 1 How do I get my appetite back after antibiotics?
- 2 At what age do bearded dragons Brumate?
- 3 Can antibiotics make you not want to eat?
- 4 Why is my bearded dragon not eating anything?
- 5 What to do if your bearded dragon is sick?
- 6 When to introduce protein to a bearded dragon?
- 7 What can I give my bearded dragon to make it poop?
How do I get my appetite back after antibiotics?
It is vital to restore a healthful balance in the gut microbiome after taking a course of antibiotics. People can do this by eating probiotics, prebiotics, fermented foods, and fiber. Probiotics and prebiotics can also help to reduce the side effects of antibiotics.
At what age do bearded dragons Brumate?
In extreme cases reptiles may enter brumation in late autumn and will emerge in spring as temperatures rise and the days begin to get longer. Most bearded dragons don’t start brumating until they are at least 10 months to one year old. Reptiles can be extremely unpredictable when it comes to brumation.
Can antibiotics make you not want to eat?
Another study proved that antibiotics have a significant effect on the body’s hunger hormone, called ghrelin. It’s secreted primarily in the lining of the stomach and sends signals to your brain to make you want to eat, and when your ghrelin levels are high, you tend to eat more, which leads to weight gain.
Why is my bearded dragon not eating anything?
Depending on the blockage your dragon may be suffering from intense pain which will put them off food. Obviously, force-feeding will increase the intensity of the problem. Impaction is one of the most feared health issues for dragon owners but it is one that can be helped with bathing, massaging and laxatives or ultimately taking to the vet.
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.
When to introduce protein to a bearded dragon?
Once the urine is a healthy white color, it will indicate that the liver and kidneys are working well. Depends on the severity of malnutrition or starvation, but usually protein can be slowly introduced after 7 days or 3 days after a white urine has been spotted.
What can I give my bearded dragon to make it poop?
Give it a few drops of olive, vegetable oil or mineral oil then give baths. Also, feed it some natural laxatives – pumpkin puree, applesauce. Bathing will stimulate pooping. You must also make sure that you don’t feed bugs or other foods that are larger than the width between the eyes.