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Help please!

Postby Emma66 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:33 am

I just gave my beardie a bath as she’s shedding... she has now gone dark all over and is breathing rapidly. Has she just got too cold?
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Re: Help please!

Postby Sassy123 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:06 am

It could've scared her maybe... Have you given her baths before? Also, was the water cold or lukewarm? Bath water should be warm, but not hot
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Re: Help please!

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:23 am

Very likely your dragon has aspirated some water (partly downed) …. keep a very close eye on the dragon since it's obviously in respiratory distress (most likely) and keep it warm including overnight to help the it's lungs dry , when it's asleep , place it on slight slope with it's head lower than it's bottom , this will also help some water drain out of lungs overnight.

If still in distress tomorrow you need a vet to check the dragon's lungs. Can very easily develop a very serious respiratory infection from having water in the lungs.

Essentially
>> monitor very closely
>> comfort
>> keep warm (daytime temperatures overnight as well)
>> help lungs drain by placing on a gentle slope while overnight.
>> vet assessment a very wise move.
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Re: Help please!

Postby Emma66 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:30 pm

Water was warm. She’s not the biggest fan of baths so it could be stress. I hold her in my hand and scoop small amounts of water over her. She tolerates this better then a standard bath.

I’m hoping it’s just stress and shead.
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Re: Help please!

Postby Emma66 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:47 am

She is absolutely fine this morning. Thank you for all your help
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Re: Help please!

Postby morgankirk » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:24 pm

what does it mean if there's a white thing hanging out of my bearded dragons but
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Re: Help please!

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:25 am

morgankirk wrote:what does it mean if there's a white thing hanging out of my bearded dragons but


It may be a piece of urate. Possibly stuck to a piece of hair that has been ingested. Not usually a big deal. You can start your own thread under the health section and post some photos if you'd like so we can verify. You can upload photos here https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ and post them to your thread using the XIMG button.
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