There's something wrong with my bearded dragon she is barely moves and she won't open her eyes. She occasionally opens

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Customer: There's something wrong with my bearded dragon she is barely moves and she won't open her eyes. She occasionally opens her mouth.
Answered by Jav917 in 3 mins 6 years ago
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Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and reptile rescue.

Can you tell me about the set up?

Substrate?

UVB light, linear tube or compact coil strength, age of bulb and brand?

Basking light?

Temps in basking area, ambient temps and cool side?

Diet Prey/veggies?

Supplements?

Have you ever had a fecal check done?

State to locate a Herp Vet?

Joan

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She lives in a 40 gallon tank with sand. She has a 100w basking light and a 10.0 UVB light. Basking area is 90-100 and her cool side rages 85-80 degrees. I feed her zillas reptile munchies omnivore mix and adult bearded dragon food by rep cal. She has never had a fecal check and I love in Alabama

Hello,

How old is the UVB light if older than 6 months of age they need to be replaced. They do loose potency. THe Sand is deadly can cause intestinal impactions. We only recommend cage carpet, tile or paper. I would changed that asap. The basking temps need to be adjusted to 105-110 in the basking area. If not warm enough the dragon cannot digest their food as well as they will shut down. As far as diet she should be getting 80% fresh veggies and 20% live prey all dusted with a plain calcium 5 days a week and a vitamin 2 days a week. By not giving a fresh diet it can reduce the immune system.

the opening the mouth and what you have describe could be a respiratory infection, or some type of a parasite, issue or maybe an impaction. At this point it is imperative she sees the Herp Vet tomorrow for a hands on exam and a fecal. I am afraid she is so ill she may not pull through if not seen asap.

These are Herp Vets in AL: http://www.anapsid.org/vets/alabama.html I would have her into the Herp Vet first thing in the Morning. I know this is not something you wanted to hear, but I have to be honest with you.

Joan

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