What causes a baby bearded dragon to get lethargic?

What causes a baby bearded dragon to get lethargic?

Why Is My Baby Bearded Dragon Lethargic? 1 General Poor Animal Husbandry 2 Incorrect Enclosure Temperature 3 Parasites 4 Various Diseases 5 Dehydration 6 Impaction 7 Bacterial Infection 8 Stress From Improper Handling 9 Calcium Deficiency 10 Incorrect Lighting

What does it mean when a bearded dragon is lazy?

A bearded dragon acting lethargic could be a serious sign of a possible health issue. If your bearded dragon is just being lazy, don’t be too concerned, but keep a close eye on their behavior for the next few days.

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 to do if your bearded dragon has diarrhea?

Another way to prevent diarrhea in your bearded dragon is by maintaining a clean tank. This can be achieved through the use of a disinfectant, deodorizer, or a proper cleaning agent. You do, however, need to ensure that the products you use are safe for your beardie. One of the most effective terrarium cleaners is Zoo Med’s Wipe Out 1.

Why does a bearded dragon get lazy and lethargic?

A bearded dragon acts lazy or lethargic if the temperatures are not adequate enough. Low temperatures can cause a loss of appetite and activity levels can drop. Make sure to use high quality thermometers at each end of the terrarium (one in the basking area and one in the cooler area) so you can monitor temperatures.

What does it mean when a bearded dragon has diarrhea?

Diarrhea often signifies that your bearded dragon may be afflicted with an internal parasite. If the urates (the end piece of poop that is usually white) on your bearded dragon’s stool are red or orangeish in color, this essentially confirms the presence of a parasite.

How often does a baby bearded dragon poop?

If your bearded dragon is experiencing diarrhea however, they may be eliminating much more frequently! A baby or juvenile bearded dragon will most likely poop daily or even more than once a day, up to multiple times per day.

What happens when the temperature of a bearded dragon goes down?

Low temperatures can cause a loss of appetite and activity levels can drop. Make sure to use high quality thermometers at each end of the terrarium (one in the basking area and one in the cooler area) so you can monitor temperatures. For more information on proper temperatures depending on the age of the bearded dragon please read our Care Sheet.

When do bearded dragons start to lose weight?

Please note that your bearded dragon might start brumation. Bearded dragons start brumating during colder months of the year, and can go without eating for up to few months without losing any weight! 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.

When does a gravid bearded dragon become pregnant?

Most female bearded dragons reach a sexual maturity by the age of 15 months, but it can be earlier. During the first year, she can lay 2-3 clutches per season. Gravid bearded dragons tend to get lethargic and refuse food, especially towards the end of the pregnancy.

Why is my bearded dragon not eating or moving?

If your bearded dragon is not eating, they might be suffering from impaction. This isn’t something that many new owners are familiar with, so let’s explain it for a second. Impaction is a buildup in the gut or intestines that can’t be moved by normal digestive or colon contractions.

Why do bearded dragons get sleepy?

A common reason why a bearded dragon sleeps a lot is that of brumation. When bearded dragons brumate, it is their body voluntarily slowing down and their metabolism coming to a near standstill. This enables them to not eat and drink anything for long periods of time without losing weight and keeping their overall health.

What are the symptoms of a sick bearded dragon?

Symptoms of a sick Bearded dragon. Partial or complete anorexia (lack of appetite) Weight loss & poor body condition. Diarrhoea (abnormal or runny faeces and / or cloacal soiling) Lumps, bumps, sores & abrasions on the skin. Dehydration (wrinkled skin & sunken eyes) Paralysis or lameness of the limbs or tail.

What kind of day does a bearded dragon have?

Bearded dragons are active lizards and they spend their days walking around the tank, eating or hunting for food, climbing, basking and generally exploring. But sometimes, your bearded dragon might become lethargic due to different reasons.

What happens if bearded dragon can’t move its back legs?

If your bearded dragon can’t move its back legs, it can be impaction, gout, back injury and more. With impaction, the foreign object, large bugs or substrate fill the guts and compress the spine. Gout is when a bearded dragon’s kidneys don’t filter out uric acid properly, so their levels rise in blood.

How to treat impaction or constipation in bearded dragons?

Enemas (consult your veterinarian) Surgery (consult your veterinarian) Of course, the best way to stop this condition from occurring in bearded dragons is simple prevention. Understanding what causes impaction or constipation in bearded dragons is the first step in preventing it from occurring or reoccurring.

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.

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…

Why does my bearded dragon not have a bowel movement?

Pro Tip: If your bearded dragon hasn’t had a bowel movement in what feels like a long time for them and/or isn’t acting like their normal self, then they could be impacted, meaning you’ll need to take matters into your own hands right away to help them! A bearded dragon that stops eating can be due to several reasons.

Is it normal for bearded dragon’s appetite to decrease?

The bearded dragon’s appetite will decrease along with it’s activity levels. Most of the time this is normal and nothing to worry about. It’s still important to continue to offer food and water while maintaining proper temperatures and light cycles.