Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:58 pm

Also, this started happening after he got this light. He didn't have nearly as much UVB before this so I doubt that is the problem but we are getting a new tank soon so I will wait to fix the light. Also his hammock is high enough where he could climb out if it was open for long enough.
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:16 pm

Ok - well it won't hurt to try-- and yeah we don't want him escaping-- I was wondering about that
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:45 pm

Hasn't moved all day.
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:52 pm

Is he eating--?
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:09 am

No :( I will get supers if they have them to see if he will eat them.
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:10 am

I am getting his new enclosure today.
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:05 am

I think you need to PM TracieDrache613 and AHBD --- I am afraid hes going to die --- not trying to scare you but he really needs to eat something and supers are too hard on them --- they are mainly for older dragons --- there is some food called Repshy or Critical care you can feed him --- but please PM and tell them its urgent that you start getting food in him its been way too long for him not to be eating--
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby claudiusx » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:04 am

Eating the superworms would be better than not eating anything at all. If you can see if they have any that are notfull grown. As long as your temperatures are fine he shouldn't have too much of an issue with digesting them. But I wouldn't let him gorge on them. Try to put a carrot or potato in with the superworms too for an hour or two before you offer them. This will help add some nutrients.

I would be cautious about moving him to a bigger tank. It could trigger relocation stress and he doesn't need any more stress right now.

Does he usually lay up there on that hammock to bask? Seems pretty close to the lamp. Is it hard for him to get up there?
What is the temperature on his hammock? Specifically the surface temp, not the temp of the surrounding air.

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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:27 am

There are lots that aren’t full grown. He ate 3 yesterday. I don’t want him to die :’(
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:34 am

Have you gotten him any closer to the UVB-- ? If the UVB is still being blocked by the screen or if its too far away your going to have eating problems- they need the rays to absorb the nutrients from the food- have you PM'd Tracie or AHBD?
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:29 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Have you gotten him any closer to the UVB-- ? If the UVB is still being blocked by the screen or if its too far away your going to have eating problems- they need the rays to absorb the nutrients from the food- have you PM'd Tracie or AHBD?
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Pm’d Tracie. He is really close to the UVB at his basking spot.
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:31 pm

Ok I hope she replys soon
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:03 pm

She said she would view this thread. I took him to the vet today and got an X-ray. He has a giant gas bubble in his stomach. He is also very dehydrated and he needs to soak daily.
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:46 pm

Did the vet say anything else-- ? What about feeding him? Did they put him on critical care or give you any advice to feed him?
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Re: Beardie won't eat and is VERY skinny!

Postby Kaelwizard » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:45 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Did the vet say anything else-- ? What about feeding him? Did they put him on critical care or give you any advice to feed him?
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They want me to wet down pellets enough to syringe feed him with them.
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