Today i was feeding my bearded dragon baby food with a syringe. Shortly after putting her back into her cage, her beard

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Customer: Today i was feeding my bearded dragon baby food with a syringe. Shortly after putting her back into her cage, her beard became black and her head drooped to the ground. She then became stiff and unresponsive. A while later she became completely limp and every once and a while opened her mouth wide to gasp for air. her eyes are sunken and she is limp, but still clinging to life. please help.
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Feeding with a syringe is hard for a professional that has done it for years. I suspect that when syringe feeding you may have aspirated the food into the lungs. This causes Aspiration Pneumonia, the Dragon will need to be suctioned and an antibiotic given. I never recommend syringe feeding for that reason. If this is the case the Dragon will need to see a Herp Vet asap. I can locate one for you with a city and state. Joan

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