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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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What are some bearded dragons sicknesses?

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

Why is your bearded dragon being sick?

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

Can you get sick from a bearded dragon?

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

Can you get sick from a bearded dragon bite?

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

What are home remedies for a sick bearded dragon?

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,

Can you get sick from handling a bearded dragon?

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

How can you tell a bearded dragon is sick?

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

How can you make your sick bearded dragon eat?

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