Have Reptile Care Questions? Ask a Reptile Vet for Answers ASAP
What type of substrate are you using?
What are your Temps?
What are you feeding?
What type of lighting do you have UVB/UVA?
What supplemnets are you using?
Ditch the sand and put in paper towels. Get the beardie into a tub with Pedialyte and warm water and see if you can give a nice soak. Gently massage the stomach from Snout to Vent to stimulate the gut. The diet will need improvement as well as the lighting needs to be a tube type UVB to help metabolize calcium and the temps need to be measured with a Digital probe thermometer or a temp gun. I will give you a copy of my care sheet and it will help you get things straightened out. In the mean time get her into the tub to soak and swim. Joan
1. 0-3 months- baby 2. 3-12 months-juvenile 3. 12-18 months- sub adult 4. 18 months + -adult
1. A UVB light source-best is 10.0 Reptisun that runs the length of your tank. Your dragon must have this light to metabolize calcium. If not he will get metabolic bone disease, a serious condition. You can also take your beardie outside to bask in the sun for 15 minutes each day if your temps are 80 degrees or above outside. You can purchase cages or reptariums from your pet store. Never leave a beardie outside unattended. 2. A basking type light that puts out heat and warmth above basking spot. Your beardie must have warmth to digest food & thrive.
Babies: Warm basking log: 105-125 degrees F Cool side: 85-90 Adults: Warm basking spot: 110-115 Cool side: 80-85 Measure temperatures with a digital probe type thermometer or a temp gun-these are most accurate. Stick on thermometers unreliable.
*Beardies over the age of one year old during the winter months will go into a Brumation like most Reptiles and Herps. It is a form of Hibermnation that is governed by the weather and time of year. The lights should be on a shoter period at this time. Fresh greens should be available during this period. Do not feed live pery during Brumation.
Water: Mist your little one with the spray bottle 3-4 times a day. You can also offer a small dish of water in your enclosure but be sure your dragon is not too small to drown in it. It is recommended that when your beardie is 2 months old you can bathe your baby in a small plastic container with warm water- not hot. It will help them to stay hydrated. As they get older you can move up to the bathroom sink and then to the bathtub. Very important for bath enclosure to be thoroughly cleaned and rinsed prior to bath time. Clean between dragons too if bathing more than one.
If you have any further questions feel free to ask. I like to start people off with proper husbandry and then see if I can further assist. Joan
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This may be an impaction. What we are trying to do is to get her rehydrated. The soak will help with both probelms. You need to measure your temps. I have the feeling they are too low which can be a major problem and also her diet. read through the care sheet and see if there is anything eles that may be different form what you are doing. The soak will help, but your temps. need to be around 110 in the basking are. I hope you were carfyul with the olive oil since the Beardie can aspirate it into their lungs if not careful. I can help locate a Herp Vet if needed with a city and state.
I will be gone for about 20 mins. but will check back in shortly. Joan
May I have your city and state to locate herp Vets in your area> Joan
Here is a link about substrate impaction: http://www.beardeddragon.org/articles/impaction/?page=3
Here are the list of Vets in FL. I hope there is one close by. Joan
Aloha Pet & Bird HospitalIndia Harbor Beach(NNN) NNN-NNNN
Ray BaclMidway Animal Hos4090 N. LIttle Hawk PtCrystal River 34428(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Monique BollhoeferClermont Animal HospitalClermont(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Lisa BramsonAll Animal Clinic5th AveKey West 33040(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Bruce BogoslavskyAnimal Vet Hospital of Orlando4670 S. Orange Blossom Tr.Orlando407- 855-PETS(7387)
Sue BrillarAll Pets ClinicOcalala
John N. Case Jr.Clinic for Animals5201 N. State Road 7Tamarac, FL(NNN) NNN-NNNN/strong>
Mark CaspermeyerMobile Vet,Orlando(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Clarence DunningJust Exotics Pets VetPOB 1272Brandon 33509(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr />(Reportedly a little rough with igs)
Randy EiselBrown Vet Clinic801 Vanderhilt Beach RdNaples 33963(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Paula EngleWiles Road Animal HospitalXXXXXbr />Coral Spgs 33067(NNN) NNN-NNNN/strong>
Exotic Animals *12125 South Dixie HighwayMiami(NNN) NNN-NNNN/strong>
Gina Forgey, Nat McKerleySafe Harbor Animal HospitalXXXXXbr />Pensacola, FL 32504(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Leslie Gerson *5679 SW 137th AveMiami 33183(NNN) NNN-NNNN/strong>
XXXXX XXXXX GingerichN. Port Animal Hospital14500 Tamiami TrailNorth Port 347287(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Also:XXXXX XXXXX GingerichPunta Gorda Animal HospitalXXXXXbr />Punta Gorda 33950(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Thomas Goldsmith12521 South Dixie HighwayMiami(NNN) NNN-NNNN/strong>
XXXXX XXXXX HendricksonAll Birds/Cats/Dogs/Exotics16764 96th Terr N.Jupiter 33478
Robert Hess JrWinter Park Vet ClinicXXXXXbr />Winter Park 32789(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Mark HuffCoral Vet Clinic9540 Cypress Lake DrFt Myers 33919(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
David & Janice JourdenaisGeneva Oaks Animal Hospital4193 North City RdGeneva 32732
Dale Sue Kaplan-SteinOaks Vet Hospital229 NW 75 StGainesville FL 32607
* Rex KoesterIndialantic Veterinary Clinic XXXXXbr />Indialantic(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Marc H. KramerAvian & Exotic Animal Medical Center12125 S. Dixie Hwy.Miami, FL 33176(NNN) NNN-NNNN/strong>
Teresa LightfootXXXXXbr />Largo(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Scott LundLund Animal HospitalBoca Raton561-998 - 5863
Darlene LundbergArgyle Animal Clinic6001-2 Argyle Forest Blvd.Jacksonville 32244(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Douglas R. MaderMarathon Veterinary Clinic11187 Overseas HighwayMarathon(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Milton McKelvieViscaya-Prado Vet Hospital920 Country Club BlvdCape Coral 33990(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Ceasar MenKrome Animal Hospital19746 SW 177th AveMiami 33187(NNN) NNN-NNNN/strong>
*Theresa MerklePolk County Animal Hospital7433 US 98 NLakeland 33809(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
XXXXX XXXXX5700 SW 130th AveFt Lauderdale 33330
Christine M. MocklinLake Mary Veterinary Clinic2889 W. Lake Mary Blvd.Lake Mary, FL 32746(NNN) NNN-NNNN
Dean MoentmanAnimal Hospital of LargoXXXXXbr />Largo 34644(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
David Nichols1643 N. Hermitage RdFt Myers 33919
Robert T. PaneSouth Kendall Animal Clinic9501 SW 160th StMiami 33157(NNN) NNN-NNNN/strong>
John Parrot2455 NE 184th TerrMiami 33160(NNN) NNN-NNNN/strong>
Molly PearsonMagnolia Animal Hospital2019 N MagnoliaOcala 34475(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Limarie RodriguesMidway Animal Hospital1635 S. Suncoast BlvdHomosassa(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
XXXXX XXXXXiRiverside Animal HospitalXXXXXJacksonville, Fl(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Kristine SandsApopka Veterinary Clinic132 West Main StreetApopka, FL 32703(NNN) NNN-NNNN fax(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
David Stelling, DVMPO Box 924094Homestead, FL(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr />House-call services in the Miami (Dade County) area.
Don SweridaMobile VetSarasota Area(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Dr. Wade3695-50th Ave SouthSt. Petersburg(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
James F. WeegeColonial Animal Hospital127 S.E. Woolbright RoadBoynton Beach 33435(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Dr. WhitesideWynn Haven Animal ClinicXXXXXbr />Mary Esther (NNN) NNN-NNNN
XXXXX XXXXXPOB 2319Bellview 32620(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Margaret WissmanIcarus Mobile Vet SvcPOB 7322,Wesley Chapel 33543(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Roy Yanong10303 Casa Palarmo Dr #2Riverview 33569
* Jacqueline ZdziarskiXXXXXbr />Tampa 33618(NNN) NNN-NNNN
She needs some calcium mixed in chicken baby food and pedialyte. Drop on her snout and allow her to lick it. Do not try to force feed. A Heat source from above as well as a UVB light that simulates the sunlight will be needed. I would get her into the Vet. A fecal sample is very important as well as an exam to see what is actually going on. She should be okay for the night without the heat from above, but she will need her tank reset and proper asap. Please have her in for the visit asap. Joan
The pet supplies carry Reptical or Flukers plain calcium powder for reptiles. This should be on all food and prey fed to your dragon. Joan
Black bearding can be because of illness or anger. They will do if they are cold or mad. It is hard to say why she black bearded. Males do it when in Puberty. Joan
Follow the care sheet and see the Vet asap. A parasite check is very important, since that can be a big problem in captive Herps. Please let me know what the Vet findings are. Joan
You can reach me through the site. Just post and use my name in the title of the post. You can post in Reptiles if it is in relation to your Dragon. Joan