Why did my bearded dragon stop eating and die?
Many times the bearded dragon may go after a food item, such as a cricket, and accidentally swallow some of the substrate. The substrate pieces then become trapped in the digestive system causing a blockage. Impaction will most likely result in the untimely death of the bearded dragon unless detected early.
Why is my bearded dragon’s beard turning white?
This can especially happen at night or when it gets very hot. If your bearded dragon is turning white or pale and not eating, this can be a bad sign. Turning white or very pale, not eating and being lethargic can be a symptom of dying. Another symptom of a dying bearded dragon is when it’s beard turns black, but limbs, face and tail turn pale.
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.
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.
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.
What happens when a bearded dragon is not eating?
When a bearded dragon isn’t eating, brumation is something you should definitely consider. Brumation is a hibernation-like state that lizards will go into during the cold months of the year. When a bearded dragon goes into brumation, a lot of their core body functions will slow down.
What should I do if my bearded dragon wont poop?
If your bearded dragon hasn’t pooped in a while and isn’t eating normally, it could be impacted. Give it a few drops of olive, vegetable oil or mineral oil then give baths. Also, feed it some natural laxatives – pumpkin puree, applesauce. Bathing will stimulate pooping.
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…
Can you tell if a bearded dragon is getting ready to brumate?
If you can discern that your temperatures are spot-on, then it could simply be that your bearded dragon’s lethargy could actually be a sign that he or she is getting ready to brumate. Fortunately, if you believe your bearded dragon is getting ready to brumate, there are things you can do to make brumation successful for them.