How do you help a baby bearded dragon with MBD?
Metabolic bone disease usually requires immediate oral calcium supplementation, rehydration with fluids, nutritional support, treatment with injectable vitamin D3, and injections of calcitonin (a drug which helps re-deposit calcium back into bearded dragons’ bones).
Is it OK to keep baby bearded dragons together?
As they get older, they become territorial and are likely to pick on smaller tank mates. For this reason, you wouldn’t keep more than three of the same size baby Bearded Dragons together – and avoid putting small dragons with large ones. Hungry hatchlings have been known to bite the tips of tails and toes of tank mates.
Is it normal for bearded dragon to open its mouth?
It can be very common for the bearded dragon to open its mouth while on the basking perch for short periods of time. This is a way to cool off while directly under the basking bulb. This behavior is very similar to the way a dog pants to cool off and completely normal. If slack jaw is suspected seek a reptile veterinarian immediately.
Why did my baby bearded dragon die quickly?
If you have got a baby bearded dragon and it died very quickly, it could possibly be a parasitic infection. This is why getting a slightly older bearded dragon at least will give you a better chance of its survival. Even if this sounds harsh, weak and sick baby bearded dragons mostly don’t make it, even with intensive care.
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.
What happens when you put a bearded dragon on its back?
Your bearded dragon is not responsive if you put it on its back or side (dragons can’t breathe properly on their back) No breathing – however their breathing is very slow when they are sleeping or brumating. Lack of any movements – bearded dragon is limp and unresponsive; When rigor mortis sets in – a bearded dragon will become stiff
What should I do if my bearded dragon is slack jawed?
This is a way to cool off while directly under the basking bulb. This behavior is very similar to the way a dog pants to cool off and completely normal. If slack jaw is suspected seek a reptile veterinarian immediately. In the mean time, offer soft foods to the bearded dragon such as baby food or soft wax worms.
How long does a bearded dragon sleep during brumation?
Some dragons will go into a single long sleep for weeks on end, others will take long naps on and off, and some may never even really sleep at all! Bearded dragon brumation time will depend on what hemisphere you live in.
How big of a tank does a baby bearded dragon need?
Baby bearded dragon over a month old already require 30 gallons tanks – so it’s better to get a bigger one straight away. In this tank, you must create a temperature gradient – a hot and a cool side. However, in smaller tanks, especially for baby dragons, you can’t create a gradient due to lack of space.