Egg Bound? Illness?

This forum is for urgent health concerns, where your beardie seems very ill and you need immediate help!

Egg Bound? Illness?

Postby hkwalker1 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:50 pm

My female dragon, approximately 2 1/2 years old, just finished laying eggs. Today, she was very dark colored, lethargic, and refusing to eat anything. I checked for a lump, and feel a hard lump on the very bottom left of her belly. I also noticed the top of her head appears a bit sunken in as well as her eyes. She also looks a bit thing, which is unusual because she has always been, unfortunately, a bit over weight. I will include images as soon as i can figure out how to :(

-
Husbandry:

3 ft by 8 ft glass tank
Mercury vapor bulb for basking + long zoomed UVB bulb, approx. 1.5-2 feet above basking spot
Opposite side used for digging w/ tubes + branches
Water bowl w/ added calcium supplment
She’s fed a mix of super works (dusted w/ miner-all) and baby lettuce, dark greens, kale, and occasionally fruits like strawberries
She’s out A LOT since she will scratch at the cage until we let her out to sit by the windows in the living room

[Click image to enlarge]

[Click image to enlarge]

[Click image to enlarge]

[Click image to enlarge]

[Click image to enlarge]

[Click image to enlarge]

[Click image to enlarge]
hkwalker1
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:31 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: Egg Bound? Illness?

Postby AHBD » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:04 pm

Hi there, she looks very good for just having laid eggs aside from possibly dehydrated. If you haven't already, give her a lukewarm 10 minute bath + dribble water over her nose to get her to drink. The pics don't give any indication of an egg, it's pretty impossible to see any appearance of 1-2 eggs.


If she's not better in a few days you might want to have her seen by a reptile specialist. Other than that she should bounce back. Offer other insects besides superworms if you can such as dubia + crickets, silk + hornworms. Keep her in the tank with the heat + uvb, she needs it right now. Hopefully she'll perk up soon !
AHBD
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 21978
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 am

Re: Egg Bound? Illness?

Postby hkwalker1 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:05 pm

Does she appear underweight? I was a bit concerned that those indents meant underweight
hkwalker1
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:31 pm

Re: Egg Bound? Illness?

Postby AHBD » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:08 pm

Very slightly underweight , but that can be attributed to her egg laying. Feed her pretty much all she wants once she gets her appetite back. But dehydration can happen easily so be sure to soak her. They don't usually drink from a bowl even if you have one in the tank.
AHBD
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 21978
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 am

Re: Egg Bound? Illness?

Postby hkwalker1 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:09 pm

What other options are there for providing water? I may have a drip bottle from when I had a chameleon years ago.
hkwalker1
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:31 pm

Re: Egg Bound? Illness?

Postby hkwalker1 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:13 pm

What other options are there for providing water? I may have a drip bottle from when I had a chameleon years ago.
hkwalker1
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:31 pm

Re: Egg Bound? Illness?

Postby AHBD » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:24 pm

You can drip water on her snout but a dripper isn't needed per se. If you want you can put that over her water bowl with a very slow drip though since the dripping water can attract a beardie. You just don't want the tank to get sloppy + wet though or for your dragon to try to eat the rubber dripping hose, these guys try to eat everything.
AHBD
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 21978
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 am
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Return to Beardie ER

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dustybeardie18