Adult beardie loaing weight and wont eat...Help!!!

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Adult beardie loaing weight and wont eat...Help!!!

Postby KimmieWB » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:51 pm

Ok so I took m[Click image to enlarge]
y bearded dragon to the vet today because she is lethargic. She also has swollen limbs, wont eat, is walking like she is drunk. All she does is sleep all day. I took to the veg they did an xray and said everything looks fine. She also did blood work and the results will be in tomorrow. I got some food that I have to syringe feed her twice a day. I'm worried the vet doesn't really know alot about beardies. I'm scared for my baby. Oh she is also 11 yrs old
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Re: Adult beardie loaing weight and wont eat...Help!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:56 pm

Please post pics of the tank and lighting and her ---https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/click on XIMG at top of message box and then click on the pics -- its possible she is brumating but we need to see the lighting and her please --- and w/ her losing weight that is not good
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Re: Adult beardie loaing weight and wont eat...Help!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:29 am

What UVB are you using and is there a reflector on the fixture--- she needs to be able to sit directly under the UVB -- what are her basking temps and how are you taking them? What is her diet consist of? Did the vet test for parasites? What is in the dome beside the basking light? The lighting in the tank along w/ basking temps are the MOST crucial thing to a dragons health!! Does she have a hide?
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Re: Adult beardie loaing weight and wont eat...Help!!!

Postby KimmieWB » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:30 am

KarrieRee wrote:What UVB are you using and is there a reflector on the fixture--- she needs to be able to sit directly under the UVB -- what are her basking temps and how are you taking them? What is her diet consist of? Did the vet test for parasites? What is in the dome beside the basking light? The lighting in the tank along w/ basking temps are the MOST crucial thing to a dragons health!! Does she have a hide?
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Hi Karrie,
When she is up on the log she sits directly under the light
The two lights one is heat and one is heat and uvb. Her basking temps are 100 and in the other end around 75 or 80. She only eats king worms, horned worms,crickets, kale, carrots, apple and squash. And dandelions in the summer. We have had her for 10 yrs and she has been doing fine up until a little while ago when I noticed her changing. Not eating as much and sleeping alot. I'm still waiting for the vet to call back with blood test results. She did say she felt something in her abdomen and she wasnt sure if it was eggs or tumors. She only started laying eggs a couple of yrs when we had a Male beardie for a little while.
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Re: Adult beardie loaing weight and wont eat...Help!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:39 am

So you have 2 UVB's the tube and the one in the dome? Sounds like shes slowing down-- did they do a fecal to check for parasites? Is she digging in the tank ?
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Re: Adult beardie loaing weight and wont eat...Help!!!

Postby KimmieWB » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:01 pm

KarrieRee wrote:So you have 2 UVB's the tube and the one in the dome? Sounds like shes slowing down-- did they do a fecal to check for parasites? Is she digging in the tank ?
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Ya we do have 2 is that bad?
No they didnt. But she will only poop when shes in the bath lately.
And she is not digging.
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Re: Adult beardie loaing weight and wont eat...Help!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:29 am

I don't think you need two UVB's-- I would change out your allin one and get a regular bright white basking bulb--- it's going to be trial and error w/ temps- start w/ a 100 watt get an accurate temp w/ digital or infrared heat gun and go from there-- make sure the UVB is where she can sit directly under it---
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