Why is my bearded dragon making himself skinny?

Why is my bearded dragon making himself skinny?

Bearded dragons eat quite a lot, especially when they are babies. That being said, bearded dragons need to eat mainly live bugs 2-4 times a day until they become sub-adults. Not feeding enough, especially coupled with lack of lighting & heating, will cause weight loss and make your bearded dragon skinny and lethargic.

Is it normal for a bearded dragon to be lazy?

One of the most common occurrences many owners face is when their bearded dragon acts lazy or lethargic. This can be a normal behavior during certain times of the year, or can be a sign of a serious health condition for many bearded dragons. We will go over some things to look for when a bearded dragon acts lazy or lethargic.

Why does my bearded dragon have a black beard?

If your bearded dragon is preparing to have a shed, don’t be alarmed if they seem to be a little bit on the cranky or reclusive side. You may additionally notice them not wanting to be held or even seeming a little restless and fidgety. They may even black beard a little more than normal as well.

Why is my baby bearded dragon not eating?

Small baby bearded dragons of up to 16 weeks of age can eat 3-4 times a day. Juveniles of up to 28 weeks can eat 2 times a day, and all adults above that age – once a day. The stress can be caused by both external and internal problems. For example, low or very high temperatures in the tank might cause your bearded dragon to reject food.

Why is my bearded dragon dragging its hind legs?

Impaction can sometimes lead to paralysis in the hind legs. If your bearded dragon has stopped moving, or seems to be trying to drag its hind legs, this could be a sign of impaction. If you witness anything similar to what’s described get your bearded dragon to a veterinarian immediately.

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 long does it take a bearded dragon to go back to normal?

Also, don’t expect them to have much of an appetite either. How long it will take your bearded dragon to go back to normal will vary on a case by case basis, with some beardies acting like their normal selves within a few days and others taking a whole month. Just be make sure to be patient.

Why is my bearded dragon scratching at the glass?

If you have noticed your bearded dragon head bobbing lately, I highly recommend you check it out! Much like your dog scratching desperately at the glass after being put outside, your bearded dragon too may scratch at the glass, displaying what is commonly referred to as “glass surfing”.

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.