How do I know if my bearded dragon has RI?

Respiratory tract infections may be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Affected lizards may sneeze, or have discharge from their eyes or nose, bubbles from the mouth or nose, unnaturally rapid or shallow breathing, open-mouthed breathing, decreased appetite, and lethargy.

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.

Can a bearded dragon have an URI infection?

A URI is a bacterial infection in the lungs that results from excess moisture. If left untreated, URIs can prove deadly, which is why it is SO important you know the symptoms associated with them. Regardless of whether your bearded dragon has actually had a RI or not, you’re going to want to abide by the advice below.

What’s the average age of a bearded dragon?

In the wild the average lifespan of a bearded dragon is 3 – 4 years and in captivity the average age is around 8 -10 years. Although some have been known to live to 14+ years.

How can I get my bearded dragon back to normal?

With treatment, you can bring your bearded dragon back to normal, but with weak dragons, it might not be enough. When treating your bearded dragon for parasites, make sure to keep its enclosure extremely clean to prevent reinfection.

What are the symptoms of a bearded dragon?

However, they do get sick, and you need to be on the lookout for some common signs of illness that may include anorexia, diarrhea, vomiting, sunken eyes, sleeping more, being lethargic, hiding more, jerky movements, and among others.

How old do bearded dragons live in captivity?

Bearded dragons can live up to 10-15 years in captivity. With very good care, bearded dragons often live at least 7-10 years. Bearded dragons over 6 years old enter the old stage of their lives.

What causes a bearded dragon to have a ri?

They can develop a RI for many reasons like incorrect temperatures, stress, a weakened immune system or virus. However, the most common cause is usually humidity that is too high or temperatures that is too low. Mucus around the mouth and nostrils. Visible breathing difficulties. Wheezing or popping noise when breathing. Sneezing or snorting.

When do bearded dragons start to lose weight?

Please note that your bearded dragon might start brumation. Bearded dragons start brumating during colder months of the year, and can go without eating for up to few months without losing any weight! Brumating bearded dragons mostly sleep, don’t move around much, and don’t eat. Also, bearded dragons start to brumate after reaching 12-18 months old.