Why does my bearded dragon open one eye and close the other?

Just like humans constrict their eyes to get a better look at something, beardies close one eye to allow them to focus on an object. These pets usually do this when they want to catch their prey. You can also note the trait when feeding your beardie because it just wants to focus and better visualize the food.

Do bearded dragons have boogers?

Re: Do bearded dragons have boogers? Yes, it is normal and in fact, beardies actually shed throughout their entire lives. The shedding of course is not as frequent as they get older, but they do shed.

Why does a bearded dragon only open one eye?

Closing one eye in bearded dragons is not necessarily a response to external stimuli, but it a way in which the beardie tells you that something is not going well internally. The beardies are prone to many types of parasites, such as mites, coccidia, protozoans, etc.

How can you tell if your bearded dragon is sick?

Much like people, you can tell A LOT about the overall health of your pet simply by examining your bearded dragon’s eyes. For instance, if your bearded dragon has sunken eyes it could be due to them being dehydrated. If you discover that your bearded dragon is dehydrated, try coaxing them to drink fresh water by placing a bowel in their tank.

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.

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.

Why do bearded dragons not open their eyes?

Bearded dragons are hardy lizards, but from time to time, problems may arise. In this post, we will talk about bearded dragon eye problems, inability to open one or both eyes, eye infections and discharge, why bearded dragons close their eyes and more.

Is it safe to use a coiled bulb on a bearded dragon?

Some bulbs are also fake/cheap, and can damage your bearded dragon’s eyes if used for a long time. If you used the coiled bulb, especially in a smaller tank, then it could damage the eyes. Turn off the UVB lighting for 2-4 days to see if it helps your bearded dragon’s eyes.

What should I do if my bearded dragon is unhealthy?

Use a small cup to gently pour water over the bearded dragon’s head to wet the head and face. Avoid getting water in the eyes or nostrils. You can also use Repti Shedding Aid, or Zilla Bath Shed Ease, to help loosen the skin and promote healthy shedding.

Why does my bearded dragon have a respiratory infection?

Respiratory infections can be caused by fungi or viruses, but most are the result of bacteria. In some cases, they contract pathogenic (illness-causing) bacteria from other lizards or even your hands, if you’ve recently had contact with a sick lizard.

How do you unclog a nostril on a bearded dragon?

Re: Both of my Dragon’s nostrils are clogged! Be careful not to pull at the tabs too much because they may still be attached inside. If they’re moving a bit as she breathes you could try rubbing her nose with a wet q-tip which may help to pull the tab away if it’s already loose.

Why is my bearded dragon’s eyes shut?

Why do bearded dragons close their eyes? Your bearded dragon can close its eyes to shut off, and this is a protective mechanism. If your bearded dragon is closing its eyes when basking, then it could be too close to the light. UVB light could also be too strong, that it makes your bearded dragon close its eyes.

Can a bearded dragons nose get clogged?

Yes. Beardie’s nose does get clogged, something that will force these pets may breathe via their mouth. It can be due to respiratory infection or shedding. In the case of shedding, be careful as picking their nose may damage their delicate nostrils.