How do I know if my bearded dragon is Brumating?
Signs that your beardie is brumating include:
- Spending less time in the basking area and instead retreating to cooler areas of the enclosure.
- Loss of appetite.
- Sleeping for longer periods of time.
- Seeking dark places to hide or digging to make a nesting spot.
How can you tell if a bearded dragon is sick?
Bearded dragons are not especially active lizards. But brief flourishes of activity should punctuate the natural daily rhythm of healthy individuals. Sick dragons, on the other hand, often become very lethargic, sedentary and listless.
Why does a bearded dragon not eat after a meal?
Because of their cold-blooded nature, many dragons won’t eat until they are warm enough, and post meal their lights should be kept on for around 2 hours, to ensure successful digestion. A lack of correct lighting can also cause feeding issues. Bearded dragons need both UVA and UVB lighting for around 10-12 hours everyday.
Why does my bearded dragon keep blowing bubbles?
These types of bacteria don’t usually cause problems for healthy dragons, but they can cause illness for injured or stressed individuals, whose immune systems are not yet operating at full strength. Prompt veterinary care is almost always advisable for bearded dragons who are blowing bubbles.
Why does my bearded dragon keep producing stool?
But if your lizard starts producing consistently concerning stools, you’ll want to have your vet examine your dragon. A variety of things can cause these kinds of intestinal disturbances, but they most typically result from bacterial infections or parasites (and often, both).
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.
How can you tell if your bearded dragon is sick?
Much like people, you can tell A LOT about the overall health of your pet simply by examining your bearded dragon’s eyes. For instance, if your bearded dragon has sunken eyes it could be due to them being dehydrated. If you discover that your bearded dragon is dehydrated, try coaxing them to drink fresh water by placing a bowel in their tank.
What should I do if my bearded dragon is acting lethargic?
A mercury vapor bulb can be used to supply both radiant heat and UV radiation. If temperatures are in the correct range for the age of your bearded dragon, and it’s not the right time of year for brumation to occur, and your bearded dragon is still acting lethargic you may need to seek the advice of a reptile veterinarian. Additional Reading…
Can a bearded dragon be disturbed during the brumation period?
A bearded dragon shouldn’t be disturbed during the brumation period. Waking your bearded dragon during the brumation period can cause the brumation cycle to increase. For example, waking your bearded dragon every week for food or bathing can extend a 1-month brumation period to up to 3 months. Bearded Dragon Brumation Weight Loss