How high can a bearded dragon fall?
There is no set distance a bearded dragon can withstand falling from, however generally speaking, any fall from an excess of 1 foot or more could be cause for concern. Some bearded dragons are prone to Metabolic Bone Disease, which can cause even mild fractures to become much more dangerous.
Why is my bearded dragon dragging its hind legs?
Impaction can sometimes lead to paralysis in the hind legs. If your bearded dragon has stopped moving, or seems to be trying to drag its hind legs, this could be a sign of impaction. If you witness anything similar to what’s described get your bearded dragon to a veterinarian immediately.
What to do if your bearded dragon stops moving?
If your bearded dragon has stopped moving, or seems to be trying to drag its hind legs, this could be a sign of impaction. If you witness anything similar to what’s described get your bearded dragon to a veterinarian immediately.
Is it normal for a bearded dragon to be lazy?
One of the most common occurrences many owners face is when their bearded dragon acts lazy or lethargic. This can be a normal behavior during certain times of the year, or can be a sign of a serious health condition for many bearded dragons. We will go over some things to look for when a bearded dragon acts lazy or lethargic.
What does it mean when a bearded dragon is lethargic?
Lethargic can mean that the bearded dragon doesn’t move much at all, stays in one location for days and days, and acts very weak and unresponsive. A bearded dragon acting lethargic could be a serious sign of a possible health issue.
What’s the best way to deal with a bearded dragon?
Attempt to reduce stress as much as possible by giving the bearded dragon a good hiding place. The ability to hide gives the bearded dragon a safe and secure feeling where they can get away. When introducing a bearded dragon to a new home, give them a week or two to become accustom to the new surroundings.
What does it mean when a bearded dragon is Boney?
Boney / Malnourished Appearance. A boney, malnourished appearance can be a direct sign that the bearded dragon is not eating correctly. This could be due to stress, improper temperatures, a lack of adequate UV lighting, or a sign of a more serious health condition.
Is there such thing as an unhealthy bearded dragon?
There are also times when an unhealthy bearded dragon may start showing signs or symptoms of a condition without you really knowing it. Unfortunately, an unhealthy bearded dragon can not tell us what is wrong. It is very important to pay attention to tell-tale signs that something might be amiss.
How to reduce the risk of metabolic bone disease with bearded dragons?
There are some steps you can take to help reduce the risk of Metabolic Bone Disease with your bearded dragon: Always provide adequate UV radiation by using reptile-specific bulbs. We highly recommend the Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 UVB Fluorescent Bulb or the Exo Terra Solar Glo Mercury Vapor Bulb for superior UV radiation output for bearded dragons.