Why do bearded dragons stay still?
Bearded dragons normally are very active reptiles. Laziness or lethargy in bearded dragon is always a sign for sickness or faulty housing conditions. Temperatures that are too low can cause lethargy in bearded dragons while overfeeding and feeding the wrong food can cause laziness in bearded dragons.
Is it normal for a new bearded dragon to not eat?
A baby bearded dragon would be able to go without food for 2-4 weeks. Healthy adults can go without food for 2-3 months. During brumation, healthy adults shouldn’t lose any weight. Some owners stop feeding their bearded dragon for few weeks to a month if they are picky eaters.
Why is my bearded dragon not moving or lethargic?
You can also use an infrared gun thermometer to check temperatures in any spot. Never have light on for 24 hours. That disturbs the photoperiod, and your bearded dragon won’t be able to sleep if it doesn’t know whether it’s a day or night. You need to have the light for 12-14 hours a day, and have them off for rest.
When to take your bearded dragon to the vet?
So, if you believe your bearded dragon might be sick, please consult a veterinarian as soon as possible. If your bearded dragon hasn’t had a bowel movement in a couple days or a week, you’ll definitely want to start considering what could be backing them up…
Is it normal for bearded dragon to open its mouth?
It can be very common for the bearded dragon to open its mouth while on the basking perch for short periods of time. 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.
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.