Have Reptile Care Questions? Ask a Reptile Vet for Answers ASAP
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Diet Greens and Prey?
Temps and how measured?
Lighting? UVB? UVA?
Size of Enclosure?
ROMAIN LETTUCE, APPLES, CARROTS.
CRICKETS, SUPPER WORMS
MINERAL-ALL SPRINKLED ON THEIR VEGIES.
20 GALLON CAGE WITH UVA .
I ALSO HAVE A FEMALE WITH NO PROBLEM. DURING THE DAY I PUT THEM IN OUTSIDE IN THE SUN. HE STARTED GETTING SICK ABOUT 3 DAYS AGO. HE IS NOT EATING. MY HUSBAND GAVE HIM ABOUT 5 SUPER WORMS. COULD THAT BE MAKING HIM SICK? I HAVE TEMPERATURE GAGES INSIDE THE CAGE . RIGHT NOW THE TEMPERATURE IS 75 DEGREES.
The Dragons need a UVB light and also need calcium daily. The diet needs to be changed as there is not enough nutrition in the Romain. The Miner all does not have enough calcium, so plain calcium is a must. If the temps are too low and need to be adjusted as that can be a problem with digestion. I am going to give you my care sheet for you to review and after you read it, then hit reply and we can further discus what can be done for your beardie. Joan
Bearded Dragon Care Sheet
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 shorter 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
http://www.repticzone.com/articles/fruitsandvegetablesrated.html This is for fruits and Vegetables
http://www.beardeddragon.org/articles/impaction/?page=3 calci sand
Is ther anything I can do for his throwing up? Is this common? Do you think he will be ok?
Right now make sure you have him on a Paper towel substrate, I would like you to give him a soak in some Warm water and Pedilayte. This will help with any dehydration since they can absorb fluids through the Vent area. Watch for stool passage if there is no stool being passed there may be an intestinal blockage or impaction. At that point he will need to see the Herp Vet. If you can give me a city and state I can locate a Herp Vet in your area. The vomiting is not normal and be be as I said due to a blockage, Parasites, but can also be the Temps are too low. It would be wise to get a digatal probe thermometer. Walmart sells them for about $15.00. This would give you a more accurate temp reading. the stick ons can be off as much as 20* F. Joan
thanks for the info. I will put him in some warm water right now. I will get some pedilayte first thing tomorrow. I am in Buena Park CA.
Thanks so much.
Is that No Ca Or So Ca. Joan
Here are the lists: Joan
Wendi AengusPleasant Hill Veterinary Hospital31 W Hookston RdPleasant Hill 94523(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Wendi AengusValley Veterinary Hospital1780 Ygnacio Valley Rd.Walnut Creek 94598(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Wendi AengusDanville Veterinary Hospital812 Camino Ramon RdDanville, CA(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Louisa Asseo DVMXXXXXbr />Pleasant Hill, CA 94523(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Kenneth L Bacon * Lynn LankesCentral Marin Cat & Exotic4144 Redwood Hwy # XXXXXSan Rafael(NNN) NNN-NNNN
Jeffrey BryanIrving Street Vet HospitalXXXXXbr />San Francisco 94122(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Kathy CalvertCreekside Vet HospitalSanta Cruz(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Lisa CloseSurrey Junction Vet ClinicXXXXXPine Grove 95665
Art ColyerColyer Vet SvcXXXXXbr />Paradise 95969(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Peter CyrogPOB 884Green Valley 91350
Lynn DustinBay Area Bird HospitalXXXXXSan Francisco 94116(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
John Elliot8640 Elk Grove BlvdElk Grove(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Rene C GandolfiCastro Valley Companion Animal Hospital XXXXXCastro Valley, CA 94546 (NNN) NNN-NNNN
* Dr. GrudenOcean Animal ClinicXXXXXbr />Santa Cruz 95060(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Kenneth HarkewiczBerkeley Dog & Cat HospitalXXXXXbr />Berkeley 94704(NNN) NNN-NNNN Fax(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Alex HermanAll Pets Hospital269 S Van Ness AveSan Francisco(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Gary HurlbutPacifica Pet Hospital4300 Coast HighwayPacifica 94044 (NNN) NNN-NNNN
Evelyn IveyFour Corners Veterinary Hospital1126 Meadow LaneConcord 94520(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Robert Jereb DVMNorth Park Veterinary Clinic5700 State Farm Drive (x Professional Center)Rohnert Park 94928(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Victoria JosephBird and Pet Clinic of RosevilleXXXXXRoseville 95747(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Jeff Kahler Veterinary Medical Associates 1504 W Granger Modesto 95350 (NNN) NNN-NNNN
Garrand Look, DVMVCA Crocker Animal Hospital475 North Jackson Ave.San Jose, CA 95133(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
William Love, Leanne XXXXX, XXXXX XXXXX, Shann Ikezawa Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care XXXXXSan Ramon 94583(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr />Evening hours and exotics vet on weekends, too.
Mark MaddenJackson Creek Veterinary Clinic1245 Jackson Gate Rd.Jackson, CA 95642Works part time - call for availability and appointment
Christine McFaddenValley Animal Hospital58 West 16th StMerced 95340 (NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Janette MillerCamino Animal HospitalPO Box 1098Camino 95709
* Michael MurrayAvian & Exotic ClinicXXXXX Suite 1-AMonterey(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Oakley Veterinary Medical CenterXXXXXbr />Oakley 94561(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Jeri OliphantArcata Animal Hospital1701 Giuntoli LaneArcata, CA 95521(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Tina PeakPeak Mobil Veterinary Services(NNN) NNN-NNNN
Chris SandersWildwood Veterinary HospitalXXXXXbr />Portola Valley 94028(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr />Also does acupuncture on mammals and reptiles.
Thomas SholsethXXXXXbr />Mill Valley 94941
Sierra Pet Clinic10411 River Park PlaceTruckee 96161(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Scott SimsPegasus Vet ClncXXXXXbr />Novato, CA 94945(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Richard SlevinMarianne BrickMadison Ave Vet ClinicXXXXXFair Oaks (Sacto area)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
XXXXX XXXXXGarberville-Redway Vet GroupXXXXXbr />Garberville 95542(NNN) NNN-NNNN
XXXXX XXXXX18475 Bollinger Canyon RoadSan Ramon CA 94583
Kenneth StocksSan Joaquin Vet Hospital4333 N. Blackstone AveFresno 93704(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
DJ TanzellaVet Avian/Exotic SvcXXXXXbr />San Carlos 94070(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Joan TeitleerEl Macero Vet ClinicXXXXXSte CDavis 95616(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Vicki ThayerXXXXXSte BWalnut Creek 94596
Josephine ThompsonCivic Feline Clinic & ReptileXXXXXSte BWalnut Creek 94596(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Michael TrapaniFor the Love of PetsXXXXXbr />Grass Valley 95945
* XXXXX XXXXXArbor Pet Clinic819 North Sacramento RoadLodi, CA 95240(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Donna WaldnerLinda Mar Veterinary HospitalPacifica(NNN) NNN-NNNN
* Niklos WeberWhispering Pines Pet Clinic14632 SkywayMagalia 95954(NNN) NNN-NNNN
* XXXXX XXXXXWikiup Animal HospitalXXXXXbr />Santa Rosa(NNN) NNN-NNNN
Daryl S. WolfAmador Valley Vet Hospital1809 M Santa Rita RdPleasanton CA(NNN) NNN-NNNN
Zoological Medicine ServiceSchool of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of California, Davis (UCD)XXXXXbr />Davis 95616(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr />[Map
Rick AbrahamsDel Norte Plaza Vet Clinic306-F W. El Norte Pkwy,Escondido 92026(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
TJ AdlerAdler Vet GrpXXXXXbr />Sepulveda 91343
Marti Rae ArmingtonPort Hueneme Animal Hospital701 E. Port Hueneme RdPort Hueneme 93041(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Judith AronsonXXXXXCulver City 90230
Todd R. Cecil Pet Emergency & Specialty CenterXXXXX Ste 105La Mesa 91941(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
XXXXX XXXXXAvian & Exotic Animal HospitalXXXXXSouth, Suite CSan Diego, CA 92108(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Stephen BeckGrand Ave Vet HospitalXXXXXbr />Grover City 93433(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
JL BerensAnimal & Avian Clinic of Golden Cove31236 Palos Verdes Dr WRancho Palos Verdes(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
JJ BernsteinBer-Mar Pet Hospital349 E. FlorenceInglewood 90306(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Patty BogeNarbonne Animal ClinicXXXXXbr />Lomita 90717(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Lorrie BoldrickXXXXXbr />Orange 92669(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Thomas H. Boyer, DVMEditor, Bulletin of the ARAVPet Hospital of Penasquitos9888 Carmel Mtn. Rd., Suite FSan Diego, CA, 92129(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr />858-484-3499 (fax)
Sherry BrothersHighland Animal Vet Clinic1731 E. Highland AveSan Bernardino 92404(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
XXXXX XXXXXNoreda Animal ClinicXXXXXbr />Northridge 91324(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Roseanne BrownXXXXX #176El Cajon, 92019(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Louis Burch, XXXXX XXXXXRedlands Pet Clinic340 North 6thRedlands CA 92373
Jennifer BurkePOB 10056,Santa Ana 92711
Patrice Buroughs, * Susan ChoyBear Valley Animal ClinicXXXXXbr />Los Ossos(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* XXXXX XXXXXRancho Mesa Animal HospitalXXXXXbr />San Diego 92126(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Robert CartinMission Animal & Bird HospitalXXXXXbr />Oceanside 92056(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Chris Cauble, B. BrunskillCenter Animal Hospital897 Silver Spur Rd,Rolling Hills Est. 90274(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Kechen ChangSea Gate Vet Hospital16061 Bolsa Chica Rd,Huntington Beach(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Michael ChristiansonVetsmart Pet HospitalRiverside 92507(NNN) NNN-NNNN Hrs: 9-6 Tues-SatSpecial interest in tortoises.
Gerry Citek9640 E. Firestone Blvd.Downey, CA 90241Corner of Firestone & Stewart & Gray(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
XXXXX XXXXXSan Diego Pet Hospital7086 BroadwayLemon Grove 91945(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Sherry ClarkSouthwest Vet Hospital2905 Brundage LnBakersfield(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
S. Clemmensen & A. EdmistonParadise Valley Rd Pet Clinic8360 Paradise Valley RdSpring Valley 91977(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Robert ClipshamCalifornia Exotics Clinic5734 E. Los Angeles AveSimi Valley 93063(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Maxwell ConnCat and Exotic Care of the Central Coast565 Five Cities DrivePismo Beach 93449(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Robert CorbettAlosta Animal Hospital1821 E. Alosta AveGlendora 91740(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Frank CrowderArizona Animal Hospital10194 Arlington,Riverside 92503
Bernadine CruzLaguna Hills Animal Hospital24271 El Toro RdLaguna Hills 92653(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr />Note: Office says she no longer treats iguanas.
Bronwyn DawsonDr. Domotor's Animal House135 West Foothill BoulevardMonrovia 91016For appointments:(NNN) NNN-NNNN FAX:(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic938 N. Diamond Bar Blvd.Diamond Bar, CA 91765(NNN) NNN-NNNNor 1-800-PET-ER20Call first to make sure the doctor on duty does see reptiles. Our hours are Mon-Fri 6pm-8am, weekends and holidays.
David GantenbeinXXXXXNPalmdale(NNN) NNN-NNNN
* Tia Greenberg DVMWestminster Veterinary GroupXXXXXWestminster, 92683(NNN) NNN-NNNN
* Tom GreekYorba Linda Veterinary HospitalXXXXXbr />Yorba Linda 92882(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
KG KaliNorth Tustin Vet Clinic14081 S. Yorba, Ste 103,Tustin 92680(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
David KenneyAnimal Med HospitalXXXXXbr />Poway 92064(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Lynne LankesAnimal and Bird Hospital, IncXXXXXbr />Norco 92860(NNN) NNN-NNNN Fax(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Susan KlagesEl Dorado Animal Hospital74320 US Highway 111Palm Desert(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Bob KnightTri-City Pet Hospital1145 S. Placentia AveFullerton 92631(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Wayne KopitBrook-Ellis Pet HospitalXXXXXFountain Valley CA 92708(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Michael KrivoyBerkeley Pet HospitalXXXXXNHollywood 9160(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Frank LeVac, Cassie XXXXX, XXXXX StringfieldWilshire Animal HospitalXXXXXbr />Santa Monica 90403(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Bruce LevineAnimal Medical CenterXXXXX Ste AFountain Valley 92708(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Roger LevoyBaldy View Animal HospitalXXXXXbr />La Verne 97150*04/01: outdated/inaccurate iguana care information but otherwise good clinically
XXXXX XXXXXne & Tom TalbotBishop Vet Hospital1650 N. Sierra HwyBishop 93514(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Douglas MacDonaldHelilx Pet HospitalXXXXXbr />La Mesa 91941(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Ann McDowellChaparral Hosp.915 W. Foothill BlvdClaremont(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Drs. McKormick and ThompsonConejo Valley Vet Clnc1850 E. Thousand Oaks BlvdThousand Oaks 91362(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Kerry Milliken Capri Plaza Pet ClinicXXXXXbr />Tarzana, CA 91356
Dennie MorleyMorley Animal HospitalXXXXXbr />Reseda 91335(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Robert MushkotAdobe Animal Hospital17787 Sierra HwyCanyon Country 91351(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Alison NaitoHuntington Pet VetCorner of Beach & Adams
Michael Oshrey815 W. ManchesterInglewood 90301(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Dr. ParkXXXXXbr />Sunnymead 92388(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
J Pasco, J. LitvakAll Creatures Care CottageXXXXXbr />Costa Mesa 92627(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Michael PastenAvalon Animal Hospital22404 S. Avalon BlvdCarson 90745
Carl Palazzolo, William Ridgeway, Tia GreenbergLong Beach Vet Hospital3816 E. Anaheim StLong Beach 90804(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Clyde Pitts, Geoff SteinStudio City Animal HospitalXXXXXbr />Studio City 91604(NNN) NNN-NNNN
* Gaetan ReinaL.A. Pet ClinicXXXXXbr />W. Hollywood 90038(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Ronald RidgewayNorth Park Vet HospitalXXXXXSan Diego 92103(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Reid RimenbergerWarner Pet ClinicXXXXXbr />Woodland Hills 91367(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Michael D. RittenbergFoothill Pet HospitalXXXXXbr />Santa Barbara 93110(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Gayle RobertsNorthwood Pet ClinicXXXXX #115Irvine 92715(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
XXXXX XXXXXkopf, Richard WoerpelAvian/Exotic Animal Hospital4871 W. Rosecrans AveHawthorne 90250(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr />Based on a client report on 5/1/99, this clinic's iguana care sheet handout is very outdated, recommending significant amounts of animal protein. It sounds like the same one I got from them almost 10 years ago! If they have updated this since, please let me know.
Francine SassinEstrella Vet Hospital25925 Camino del EstrellaCapistrano Beach 92624(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Dr. SearSear's Vet HospitalXXXXXILancaster 93534(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Warren ShetroneSan Dieguito Vet Hospital195 N. El Camino RealEncinitas 92024(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Bob SmartGenessee Bird & Pet ClinicXXXXXbr />San Diego 92117(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Geoffrey SmithBrengle Terrace Animal Hospital971 Vale Terrace DrVista 92084(NNN) NNN-NNNN
Randy StrathmanCorona Comm Animal Hospital423 E. Grand AveCorona 91720(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
David StreeterRolling Hills Animal Hospital28916 S. Western AveSan Pedro 90732(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Geoff SteinStudio City Animal HospitalXXXXXbr />Studio City 91604(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Meg Sutherland-Smith3335 JuniperSan Diego 92104(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Richard SvihlaLacy Animal HospitalXXXXXbr />Lemore 93245(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Dr. TeslaaWoodcliff Animal HospitalXXXXXbr />Chatsworth 91724(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Thad E. ThorsonCritter Care Of Joshua Tree61720 CommercialJoshua Tree 92252(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Donald TylerBeach City Animal HospitalXXXXXbr />Huntington Beach 92647(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Theresa VossMid Penninsula Animal HospitalXXXXXbr />Menlo Park 94025(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Norman WeinerBel-Air Animal Hospital2340 S. SepulvedaW. Los Angeles 90052(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Scott H. WeldySerrano Animal and Bird Hospital21771 Lake Forest Drive #111Lake Forest, CA 92630(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Eric WestheimerValley Animal Hospital102 So. FairviewGoleta 93117(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
David WeuleRainbow Vet HospitalXXXXXbr />Burbank CA 91504(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Here is the List for So Ca.