Why does my bearded dragon have black spots on his back?

Why does my bearded dragon have black spots on his back?

Black spots could simply be dirt that your bearded dragon has picked up in or out of its enclosure, it could even be a little piece of poop. The best way to identify if it will come off is to give your bearded dragon a bath. Simply fill a tub with warm water that will go as high as your dragon’s knees.

How does impaction affect the legs of a bearded dragon?

If the impaction is higher in the digestive track, the front legs may also be paralyzed. A lower impaction that is only affecting the back legs can continue to grow until the front legs are also affected.

Why does my bearded dragon have a limp?

Blood testing can sometimes show incorrect results and even a mild deficiency can make your bearded dragon limp and not have as much control of its limbs as before. You can read a full guide on bearded dragon supplements here.

What causes the death of a bearded dragon?

Impaction is one of the conditions that frequently causes the death of bearded dragons. In the case of a major impaction, the animal will not be very mobile, and one or both back legs may appear paralyzed. If the impaction is higher in the digestive track, the front legs may also be paralyzed.

Can a bearded dragon walk on its back?

A bearded dragon that is healthy will use both of its front and back legs equally to move around. Your bearded dragon shouldn’t be limping, having trouble lifting its legs or move them to walk around. While most bearded dragons love laying with their stretched legs and doing splits, they should be able to walk normally.

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.

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.

What should I do if my bearded dragon has tail rot?

To help reduce the chances of possible tail rot following these steps: Follow sanitary husbandry conditions. Do not leave feeder insects in the terrarium for long periods of time or at night. Give the bearded dragon a warm bath at least once per week.

How to reduce the risk of metabolic bone disease with bearded dragons?

There are some steps you can take to help reduce the risk of Metabolic Bone Disease with your bearded dragon: Always provide adequate UV radiation by using reptile-specific bulbs. We highly recommend the Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 UVB Fluorescent Bulb or the Exo Terra Solar Glo Mercury Vapor Bulb for superior UV radiation output for bearded dragons.