Beardie has MBD (I think) and might have broken back. WDID?

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Beardie has MBD (I think) and might have broken back. WDID?

Postby auroracow » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:34 am

Poor Lulu has been shaking and is so twitchy when she moves. I don’t know how to relieve her and I feel bad. Also idk if our vet works with bearded dragons. It looks so serious and her front legs are like jello when she tries to move... Please Help! I want to comfort her somehow
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Re: Beardie has MBD (I think) and might have broken back. WD

Postby Moon4wolfgirl » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:02 am

Do you have a uv b bulb and what kind, and have you been feed her calcium dusted insects? It does sou N like she has mbd and you really need to take her to the vet. I would just keep her warm until you find a vet
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Re: Beardie has MBD (I think) and might have broken back. WD

Postby auroracow » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:19 am

Moon4wolfgirl wrote:Do you have a uv b bulb and what kind, and have you been feed her calcium dusted insects? It does sou N like she has mbd and you really need to take her to the vet. I would just keep her warm until you find a vet

- Idk how to reply so I’m just going to do this but yes I have been feeding her calcium dusted insects and we have oral calcium. I have a UV light but I’m not sure what kind. (I’m not home)
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Postby KarrieRee » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:32 am

When you get home please post pics of your tank and little one---- go to user image uploader at top of page down load pics - click reply on top of message box click on XIMG--- pics should post -- let page refresh and ck to see it they are there
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Re: Beardie has MBD (I think) and might have broken back. WD

Postby Martadragon017 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:34 pm

If your UVB has plastic covering the bottom or if it's a round/curvy bulb instead of a tube one that stretches throughout the enclosure, that may cause problems, or maybe you just haven't replaced the light in a long time. Unlike some lights, the UVB needs to be replaced not just when it burns out. It matters what kind of light you have but most bulbs need to be replaced at least once a year, and weaker ones every six months. I hope that your beardie gets better soon. :(
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Re: Beardie has MBD (I think) and might have broken back. WD

Postby Drache613 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:37 pm

Hello,

How old is Lulu?
Absolutely, we need some specifics on your tank setup, such as the type/brand of UVB,
temperatures in the tank, supplementation given, foods offered, etc so we can review it
all with you to be sure everything is correct.
Did your dragon fall off of a basking area & injure herself?

Let us know how she is doing.
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Postby Drache613 » Thu May 02, 2019 10:56 pm

Hello,

Any updates on your girl for us?

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