What does it mean when my bearded dragon has diarrhea?

What does it mean when my bearded dragon has diarrhea?

Bearded dragons may get diarrhea from a number of causes such as stress, parasites, bacterial infections of the intestine, atadenovirus infections, spoiled food, malnutrition, dirty water bowls, unsanitary cages, and inappropriately cool or excessively high temperatures in the cage.

Why is my bearded dragon’s eyes watering?

If your bearded dragon’s eye is watering, then it could be some foreign objects in the eye. This could be sand, dust or other particles. In this case, wash your bearded dragon’s eye with an eye wash and it should help. You can also use a simple saline solution to wash the eye and see if any foreign objects come out.

Why does my bearded dragon have diarrhea all the time?

Coccidiosis, or an infestation of the coccidia (a protozoan parasite) in your bearded dragon, is a common reason for diarrhea in bearded dragons. Coccidia can hang out with your healthy bearded dragon and you may never even know it because their healthy immune system keeps everything in check.

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.

How can I tell if my bearded dragon is dehydrated?

If you don’t believe your bearded dragon is underweight but they still have wrinkly skin, it could mean that they’re dehydrated. If so, simply follow the recommendations above under “Sunken Eyes” to hydrate them.

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.

If your beardie doesn’t have enough essential proteins and enzymes, it can lead to an accumulation of undigested and unprocessed food. This then leads to higher levels of bacteria, which your beardie’s immune system cant defeat, thus leading to diarrhea. Natural food sources alone, are sometimes not enough for building a robust immune system.

Can a bearded dragon have a high parasite count?

Bearded dragons that have a high parasite count can display such symptoms as diarrhea, vomiting, a lack of appetite, and even lethargy and weight loss. If you suspect your bearded dragon is dealing with a high parasite count, then you’ll want to bag up any vomit or stool to take into the vet for a test.

How can you tell if a bearded dragon is dehydrated?

The following are signs of dehydration: Sunken eyes Your dragon perks up after drinking Wrinkled skin Lack of appetite Lack of energy

Why does my bearded dragon have sunken eyes?

If your bearded dragon has sunken eyes it could be due to them being dehydrated. A quick way to confirm if this is in fact the case, is to gently pinch your bearded dragon’s skin if it looks loose. If the skin doesn’t settle back into place immediately after you release, chances are they’re in need of some water.