Is it normal to see a bearded dragon breathing?

It is important to note that heavy breathing in bearded dragons is usual to them. The common causes of this are eating and temperature regulation. However, heavy breathing could also a symptom of a more serious condition like a respiratory infection.

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’s the difference between lazy and lethargic bearded dragons?

Typically, there’s a big difference between a bearded dragon that acts lazy and one that is lethargic. Lazy is generally defined as a bearded dragon that simply lays around for a day or two then is peppy and roaring to go later. This could be very normal as bearded dragons have off days just like their human parents.

How often can a bearded dragon wake up from a nap?

If brumation is beginning, your bearded dragon can sleep for days or even weeks at a time and its appetite may drastically slow down or even stop. You may be able to wake your bearded dragon up every few days for food and a bath, but each beardie is different.

Why does my bearded dragon have low motivation?

Severe damage can internally affect the brain and cause nerve damage, which can then lead to stunt of growth, loss of appetite, and no to even extremely low motivation. I don’t know how your baby was before the cat attack, or how long you have had her, but I would call your vet.

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.

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.

When does a bearded dragon start to brumate?

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. Brumating bearded dragon will still react to you picking it up and when taking a bath.

What happens when a bearded dragon goes into hibernation?

Brumation generally occurs in older juveniles and adults and is basically the act of hibernation for bearded dragons. If brumation is beginning, your bearded dragon can sleep for days or even weeks at a time and its appetite may drastically slow down or even stop.