How do you know if something is wrong with your bearded dragon?

How do you know if something is wrong with your bearded dragon?

  1. Eyes Appear Cloudy or Filmy. The eyes of a healthy bearded bearded dragon should be clear, bright and alert.
  2. Acts Very Lethargic.
  3. Soft, Runny, or Foul Stool.
  4. Swollen Limbs or Tail.
  5. Loss of Appetite.
  6. Mouth Hanging Open.
  7. Inside of Mouth is Black or Discolored.
  8. Discolored Stomach.

Why does my bearded dragon keep scratching at the glass?

During the breeding season, your bearded dragon might be scratching at glass to escape the tank and look for a potential mate. Breeding behaviors in bearded dragons start around a month after the end of brumation, in early spring. If your bearded dragon’s beard is also black, this might indicate breeding interest.

Why is my bearded dragon not eating anything?

Impaction occurs when your bearded dragon is not able to “pass” something they’ve eaten. The most common causes of impaction are using the wrong substrate (such as loose particle substrates), feeders that are too large or contain hard shells, and inadequate tank temps.

Can you tell if a bearded dragon is getting ready to brumate?

If you can discern that your temperatures are spot-on, then it could simply be that your bearded dragon’s lethargy could actually be a sign that he or she is getting ready to brumate. Fortunately, if you believe your bearded dragon is getting ready to brumate, there are things you can do to make brumation successful for them.

What causes a bearded dragon to lose its tail?

First and foremost, if their skin seems to be rotting on the tail, it is possible your beardie could be suffering from tail rot, which can lead to the loss of a tail or death in serious instances.

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.

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 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…

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]

Can a bearded dragon be handled by a human?

Combined with their nearly ideal body size, this makes them some of the most enjoyable lizards to handle in the reptile-keeping hobby. Typically, bearded dragons don’t mind interacting with humans and they’ll tolerate regular, brief handling sessions without becoming stressed or objecting very much.

Signs That Your Bearded Dragon is Sick

  1. It Isn’t Eating. Your bearded dragon is behaving like a stroppy teenager that won’t eat its greens.
  2. It Barely Moves.
  3. If Your Bearded Dragon Cannot Physically Move.
  4. A Change in Bathroom Behaviour.
  5. Diarrhea.
  6. It’s Eyes are Puffy and Swollen.