I just got a baby bearded dragon about 3 days ago, he ate around 8 meal worms the first day I got (it) don't know sex

Expert's Assistant chatimg
Customer: I just got a baby bearded dragon about 3 days ago, he ate around 8 meal worms the first day I got (it) don't know sex yet, but hasn't eaten anything since.. It IS shedding but I just wanted to be sure, cus the 1st day it did eat a small rock when I was feeding it... I feed it with tweezers to try and avoid that but he decided to eat 1 right after eating a meal worm so this has me concerned
JA: I'll do all I can to help. A lack of appetite can seem worrying. Does the Bearded Dragon also seem more tired than usual?
Customer: No he's pretty active, as in he moves around his cage quite a bit
JA: Does the Bearded Dragon seem to be in any pain?
Customer: not from what I've noticed, but its kinda hard to tell with reptiles.... you usually dont know something is wrong untill they are really in trouble
JA: What's the Bearded Dragon's name?
Customer: Beedee for now
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: I've tried mealworms, crickets, veggies and fruits.. he has "licked" at them as if going to eat but wouldn't actually take the food
Answered by DrRoyC in 2 hours 2 years ago
imglogo
DrRoyC
Pet Specialist
logo

2,178 satisfied customers

Specialities include: Reptile Veterinary, Herp Veterinary, Exotic Animal Medicine, Amphibian Veterinary

Hello,Customerresponding to your message and concerns about Beedee. Know it's distressing when our reptile pets are not feeling well. I've thirty years experience as a veterinarian and owning and treating reptiles. To keep Beedee hydrated, please soak in equal parts of filtered water and clear Pedialyte, a children's electrolyte replacement solution from pharmacy, warm and shallow for 5 minutes 3 times day. Yes the rock could be causing digestive obstruction. Photos and video Help use paper clip icon and please upload. Thank You for using Just Answer. I'll await your response so we can discuss further.
Read less
unlike
0 Likes
logoBack
logologo
DrRoyC
logo
logo
2,178 satisfied customers
logo
Pet Specialist
imglogo
DrRoyC
+ years of experience
logo

2178 satisfied customers

Ellen

Ellen

Licensed veterinarians

31,131 satisfied customers

Pearl avatar
Pearl Wilson, Veterinarian's Assistant
116 Veterinarians are online right now.
Related Veterinary Questions
A bearded dragon, we just got him from a reptile store last
7.6.2020
img
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
5,214 Satisfied Customers
My bearded dragon's right hind leg is twice as big as the
12.9.2019
img
Joan
Veterinary Technician
9,649 Satisfied Customers
Our 10 month old bearded dragon has lost interest in
1.4.2018
img
Joan
Veterinary Technician
9,649 Satisfied Customers
We noticed our new beatded dragon has some black spots and
6.21.2017
img
Joan
Veterinary Technician
9,649 Satisfied Customers
Sorry if I drive anyone crazy. I've bought my 1st baby
2.25.2017
img
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
5,214 Satisfied Customers
How it works
logoAsk for help, 24/7
Ask for help, 24/7
Members enjoy round-the-clock access to 12,000+ verified Experts, including doctors, lawyers, tech support, mechanics, vets, home repair pros, more.
logoExpert will respond in minutes
Expert will respond in minutes
After you reach out, we match you with an Expert who specializes in your situation. Talk, text, chat, whichever you prefer.
logoSave time & money
Save time & money
No scheduling hassles, missing time from work, or expensive consults.
A JustAnswer membership can save you significant time and money each month.
Sarahesq and 87 other Veterinarian specialists are ready to help you.
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.
Why you’ll love JustAnswer
JustAnswer is the best way to get expertise on-demand from doctors, lawyers, vets, mechanics and more. Since 2003, we’ve helped more than 9 million people in 196 countries and have an A+ rating with BBB and a 9.6/10 rating with TrustPilot.
Highly rated, verified Experts
We pride ourselves in our 8-step verification process including license and credential checks. Vetted by us and rated by customers, like you.
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal ...leave nothing to chance.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
JustAnswer, Professional Services  General, San Francisco, CA
Google reviews
TrustPilot Reviews