- 1 Why is my bearded dragon not moving his front legs?
- 2 Why do bearded dragons play dead?
- 3 Why is my bearded dragon not moving its back legs?
- 4 What are the signs of an unhealthy bearded dragon?
- 5 What does it mean when a bearded dragon waves its arms?
- 6 What kind of body language does a bearded dragon have?
- 7 How do you treat an MBD bearded dragon?
Why is my bearded dragon not moving his front legs?
If your bearded dragon can’t move its legs at all, it’s likely to be suffering form MBD, broken bones, paralysis from impaction and spinal injuries. However, if your dragon is walking strangely, this can be caused by infections, overheating or other neurological illnesses.
Why do bearded dragons play dead?
Bearded dragons can and will play dead when they feel like it. Often this takes place when they feel afraid or threatened in some way. Bearded dragons can hold their breath for ten minutes, so don’t worry just yet. If your reptile appears motionless, give him some time to come back.
Why is my bearded dragon not moving its back legs?
Another possible reason why your bearded dragon is not moving its front or back legs is because of impaction. Your bearded dragon might become impacted with food (feeder insects or salad pieces that are too large), substrate (loose substrate such as sand, pebbles, coco fiber, shells) and other small objects.
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.
What does it mean when a bearded dragon waves its arms?
Below is the full list of different behaviors that bearded dragons have and what they mean. Arm Waving. This is when the bearded dragon will stand high on three legs and will raise the remaining leg in the air and wave it in a circular motion. There are a couple of possible meanings when a bearded dragon waves it’s arms.
What kind of body language does a bearded dragon have?
Similar to people, bearded dragons will have specific body language that indicates their mood, health, and feeling. This page will go over some of the most common bearded dragon behaviors so you can better understand what your bearded dragon is feeling. Table of Contents Reasons for Certain Behavior Full List of Bearded Dragon Behavior
How do you treat an MBD bearded dragon?
Metabolic bone disease usually requires immediate oral calcium supplementation, rehydration with fluids, nutritional support, treatment with injectable vitamin D3, and injections of calcitonin (a drug which helps re-deposit calcium back into bearded dragons’ bones).