New to bearded dragons. My female seems to be breathing heavy. She just got done shedding. Checked to see if nose was

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Customer: New to bearded dragons. My female seems to be breathing heavy. She just got done shedding. Checked to see if nose was clear. It appears so. She also had a couple light puff noises. There is a male near her tank also. Paper towels as substrate. Crickets with calcium and kale. Eating good. Poop was good. Basking light 100 watt. UVB on.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: 2.5 female bearded dragon
JA: What is the dragon's name and age?
Customer: Cleo 2.5
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cleo?
Customer: She just finished shedding. Eating and pooping good. Just seems to be breathing heavy. We got her three days ago. There is a male nearby her tank but I have their sight blocked with a board.
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Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I am a Vet tech with over 40 years Reptile Experience.

Is there open mouth breathing?

Any wheezing or noise wnen breathing?

Is she active?

Are you feeding any other veggoes or Prey than posted above?

Joan

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Butter squash. Super worms as treats. Collard greens. Yes she’s not lethargic at all. No not open breathing like panting. Her mouth is closed. Just looks like really deep breaths and her under chin is puffed bu my not black. I only hears a couple what sounded like little snorts this morning. But not anymore.

From what you have told me it sounds like she may be showing off for your male dragon or she sees her reflexion in the glass. she is acting dominent and territorial.

As far as diet stop the kale as it binds calcium and stop meal worms. They are not digestible, high in chitin and fat and this can cause liver issues over time. You would do better with silk worms, Horn worms for treats. The Temps in basking area should be 105-11, ambient temp mid 90s and cool area mid 80s.

Please let me know if you have further

Customer
Ok thanks.

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