Please help bearded dragon prolapse

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Please help bearded dragon prolapse

Postby Oceansky » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:44 am

My mom has a female bearded dragon that has a prolapse and we have been reading your forum to try and help her but not sure if it is necrotic. could you please tell me what you think, we have been at this for several hours now. I would like to send a picture. We would like to know if you can use Vaseline or aloe Vera to keep it moist until she can get her to the vet?[Click image to enlarge]
. Well as it turns out we had followed all your recommendations on what to do and as we were putting Vaseline on it I noticed it seemed like it would go back in fairly easy, so we pushed it gently in and amazingly it seems ok but could it still get infected and what signs should we watch for? We still weren’t sure if it was necrotic all I can say is it wasn’t hard tissue.
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Re: Please help bearded dragon prolapse

Postby AHBD » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:10 am

Hi there, good to hear that it went back in !! Now it's very important to go over her care. Please post pics of her entire set up incuding lights. What type of uvb bulb do you use and what are the temps. in the tank ? What is she eating ? Be sure to keep her hydrated, don't feed her for 3-4 days and feed only small amounts of soft food after that. This way she won't try pooing anytime soon and prolapse again. Offer water by dripping it on her snout and if she will drink while being soaked you can do that as well.

Some of the causes of prolapse can be impaction [ food, substrate ] low temps. so she can't digest food properly, eggbound, parasites, dehydration .
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