How can you tell if your bearded dragon is sick?
I have a list of common illnesses that may affect your bearded dragon. Genentic Disease Genetic diseases are hereditary health problems bearded dragons are born with. They occur in the offspring of dragons that are closely related. Some genetic diseases involve deformed limbs, tails, and possibly extra appendages. Calcium & Vitamin D3 Deficiencies When a bearded dragon has deficiencies it can cause seizures, stunted growth, deformities, poor bone growth, and brittle bones. Vitamin D3 and calcium problems can be solved by making sure your bearded dragon receives proper lighting and dietary supplements. Beta-Carotine Deficiencies A deficiency in bera-carotine will cause the coloration of your bearded dragon to fade over time. This is especially prevalent in lizards with bright color variations. The easiest way to rectify the problem is to include carrots and yellow vegetables in the bearded dragon's diet. Overfeeding Babies & Juveniles Overfeeding baby and juvenile bearded dragons causes paralysis in the hind quarters and is usually fatal. It results from the pressure of the food bolus on the spinal nerves. Therefor, do not overfeed the young lizards and do not give them insects that are too large for them. The best way to check this is if the food is bigger than the gap between their eyes it too big to feed them Injuries It is not uncommon for bearded dragons housed together to inflict unjury upon less aggressive lizards. They may lose toes or tail tips from the combative behavior. The injury should be treated with a disinfectant ointment. If aggression persists, separate caging is the only way to stop the fighting. Respiratory Infection Signs of respiratory infection are gaping, noisy breathing, and mucus discharge from the nose and mouth. It is usually caused by low temperatures, high humidity, or both. You should keep your bearded dragon warm and at a relatively low humidity. It is often required to see a veterinarian. Gastrointestinal Infections Signs of gastrointestinal infection are weight loss, lack of appetite, and foul smelling diarrhea. This type of illness must be treated by a veterinarian. Fungal Infections Fungal infection are caused by a warm, damp environment. The infection occurs in a cut or scrape on your bearded dragon. It should be treated with an anti-fungal ointment. Egg Binding Egg binding can be caused by calcium deficiency, being under or overweight, or the bearded dragon can't find a suitable egg nest. Have a deep, soil substrate for your lizard to dig a nest. If egg binding is caused by a different reason, you will need to take the animal to the veterinarian. If there is a suitable spot to dig a nest and the animal stops eating for days and keeps looking for a place to lay its eggs, there is a problem. (source: BeardedDragonGuides.com)
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YES theres many... the most common is a bone diases.. usally if you dont have a uvb or uva rays on your bd. they also need repti cal/calcium. but not to much just a dusting … hope this helps
If taken care of properly you can guess a Bearded Dragons age by their size and development.
Well, Bearded Dragon is a exotic animal that lives in different environments. There is many reasons a pet could become Sick, well known that animals with a wrong diet or kept …in bad condition's, example lack of Sun, Light, Warmth or anyother kind of normal problem like just age.. To learn more, see the in-depth information video on how to care for bearded dragons, further down this page, listed under "Related Links."
if it is not eating and its skin is diffrent color forsay pale or weirder than usual
yes. there is a possibility of getting a disease from almost any animal. This is why it's a good idea to wash your hands and to aviod touching your eyes or mouth after handlin…g most animals. A disease that can be possily transmitted from a bearded dragon to a human is salminala. No this does not mean all beardies have salminala. But it could be a possibility if the animal is exposed to it (saminala is easily transmitted to reptiles including snakes, lizards, and turtles). So if your Beardie does happen to have it all you need to do is wash your hands after handling, which should be done regardless.
well im pretty sure no normal person wants to be abused by a little lizard...and dont let it near those 'lower' regions in your body im not sure about STIs and lizards
If its not eating, has trouble breathing, eyes are constantly closed, nose mouth or eye discharge, not moving as much. These could all be signs of illness.
It depends on how much you clean it and its surroundings. Also it depends on the bearded dragon itself.
In most cases, If you carefully hold her and feel her stomach, If shes pregnant she should be lumpy, Or get a bigger stomach
In order for you to know your bearded dragon illnesses symptoms, you need to observe understand the pet's daily activities and behaviors. Even there is not suspected symptoms,… it is good practice see how the pet act in healthy condition. When there some warning signs, you will be alerted. These are the several symptoms that should be looked for: . Lack of appetite . Sudden weight loss . Changes in stool, such as smelly, runny, bloody . Labored breathing . Tiredness and exhaustion . Sunken eyes . Discharge from eyes, mouth, or nostrils Once you found out the symptoms of bearded dragon's illness, if budget allow, try to bring it to see reptile veterinarian. Sometimes, if the illness is not severe, it will recover as time goes on. However, it is better to find some home remedies or reptile medications for cure. Of course when the disease strikes the pets, it is very frustrating, but it is the owner responsibilities to help them. An earlier cure is definitely a better approaches if you can spot the illness symptoms earlier.
Washing your hands before and after handling your Bearded dragon will help keep you and your new pet healthy. If you wash your hands before handling you reduce the risk of pas…sing anything on to your Dragon. Washing your hands after handling greatly reduce the risk of you contracting salmonella. The risks of getting this are very slim to begin with but hand washing will even further reduce the risks. Your chances of contracting salmonella from the food you eat are greater than your chances of getting it from your Bearded dragon so don't fret.
You can tell a sick bearded dragon by dramatic change in behavior or you dragon is not eating like usual but this Doesnt mean your dragon is sick all the time your dragon may …either be shedding or if it's time , hibernating.
I would get on google search and look up diseases of bearded dragons and look through them till you find the one where the symptoms match up
The natural environment for a lizard is outdoors, so it unlikely that just being outside made your warm and cuddly pet sick.
What a ridiculous question ! Why on EARTH would you want to MAKE your Bearded dragon sick !
They are slow, sluggish, and act out of the normal. Basically if they are not acting how they normally do, you should look up the probable causes and make sure your habitat is… correct and fix it.
It is probably best that you not try to force your bearded dragonto eat - you can cause major problems like aspiration pneumonia orcellulitis of the throat and mouth if you ge…t the food into thewrong space. It would be better to take your bearded dragon to aveterinarian with experience in treating reptiles to figure out whyyour bearded dragon isn't eating. This could be anything frominfection to cancer, and treatment for the underlying cause shouldalso resolve the inappetence.