What happens if a bearded dragon falls?

What happens if a bearded dragon falls?

Bearded dragon fall injuries can lead to an array of symptoms mainly due to internal bleeding or bone fractures. Apart from witnessing a fall, the owner will notice lethargy, bleeding from the mouth or cloaca, a sudden swollen abdomen and/or leg, difficult breathing, limping or an inability to use one or more limbs.

What are the signs of an unhealthy bearded dragon?

Soft or runny stool could be a sign that your bearded dragon has a possible internal parasite or an inadequate diet. Feeding a bearded dragon lettuce can cause a runny stool and cause malnutrition. A yellow tinged urate (the end of the poop that is usually white) can be a sign of dehydration.

How often should you feed a bearded dragon?

It depends on the dragon, like people tgey are all very different. A Bearded Dragon should not be fed more than a day apart from each feeding. Beardies need to eat every day so the absolute max amount of days would be three to four days, but their health will be declining each day with out proper food and supplements.

What should I do if my bearded dragon is dying?

Replacing basking and UVB bulbs where necessary. Consider removing loose substrates as these can sometimes exacerbate health problems. Think about if there has been any changes to their habitat, this can have an on their stress levels which will in turn affect their behaviour. Review their diet, has something changed, are you over supplementing?

What should I do if my bearded dragon is slack jawed?

This is a way to cool off while directly under the basking bulb. This behavior is very similar to the way a dog pants to cool off and completely normal. If slack jaw is suspected seek a reptile veterinarian immediately. In the mean time, offer soft foods to the bearded dragon such as baby food or soft wax worms.

How often to feed a bearded dragon at any age?

For babies under 3 months, aim to feed them 5 times a day. Babies 3-6 months should be fed 3-4 times a day, while those six months old should be fed 3 times a day, working their way down to 2 times a day as they approach a year of age. On a personal note, I remember many moons ago having my first bearded dragon how lost I was!

What foods should you never feed a bearded dragon?

Here are just a few examples of foods to NEVER feed a bearded dragon: 1 Dairy products (cheese, milk, yogurt, ice cream, etc.) 2 Avocado 3 Meat (red meat, sea food, poultry, etc.) 4 Wild caught insects 5 Spinach 6 Lettuce (loose leaf and iceberg) 7 Onion

Is it possible for a bearded dragon to become overweight?

Just like people, bearded dragons can become overweight from an over-indulgent diet. In fact, obesity can become quite a problem in adult bearded dragons and as such, is something no owner should take lightly. Typically, obesity in adults occurs when the diet is overly rich in yummy things (Read: insects) and deficient in veggies.

How big of an insect can a bearded dragon eat?

When you give your beardie insects you will need to make sure that the insect isn’t too big for your dragon to eat. If it is longer than the space between it’s eyes, then it is too large. Baby Bearded Dragon Diet When a bearded dragon is young it will need to eat more insects than vegetables because it’s still growing.

Bearded Dragon falling injuries can cause major internal bleeding, organ rupture and bone fractures. Within a few hours after the incident, internal injuries and organ ruptures can sometimes be identified by enlargement of the abdomen, fast or difficult breathing and/or bleeding from the mouth.