Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

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Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

Postby Pricy0927 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:54 pm

I've been noticing this gooey stuff on my bearded dragon. It started out on his left eye and now it is at the tip of his mouth. Please help I am new to this stuff. And am I able to change my username?(sorry for this off topic sentence)
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Re: Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

Postby Drache613 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:19 am

Hello,

Can you post any pictures of your dragon's eye for us so we can see a little better, what you
are talking about & the severity?
What type/brand of UVB lighting are you using & do you have sand or another loose type of
substrate in the tank?
You can get some sterile saline solution to use, daily right now, to help flush out the eye to see
if that helps out.
Let us know how he is doing. I hope he doesn't have a really bad eye infection.
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Re: Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:35 pm

I agree that photos would help, along with more info about your setup. You can upload photos here https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ and post them to your thread using the XIMG button when you reply.
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Re: Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

Postby Pricy0927 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:50 pm

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Hello guys, I dont have sand in his cage but I use Reptile carpet. I'll post pic about his eyes later because I recently just took out the nasty stuff on his eyes and mouth yesterday but it is already coming back on his mouth and eyes. I'll have to wait a little bit longer to see all the disharge and then I'll send it.And I recently just got a new heat lamp for him.[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

Postby Drache613 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:09 am

Hello,

Yes, we definitely need some pictures of the eye area.
The tube bulb you are using, what brand is that? What type of basking light are you using?
I do recommend that you get some sterile saline solution to wash his eyes out with to help,
daily.
Is he eating anything right now?

Let us know how he is doing.

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Re: Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

Postby Pricy0927 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:29 am

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Hello The brand for the Heat bulb is from Zoo Med. For the UVB Bulb I dont remeber where it is from. He eats Dubia Roaches, Superworms, and Romaine lettuce.l also put raw honey mixed with warm water on his eyes and mouth. I saw someone say that it would help.( P.S I'm still waiting for the discharge to get to his eyes so you can see it, the eye pic I sent was from a different day.) And also can you send me a pic of the sterile saline solution I looked it up and there are many different types.[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

Postby AHBD » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:29 pm

Hi there, poor little guy does look sick. Looks like his body + throat are slightly puffed up which could indicate an R.I [ respiratory infection ] Does he breath O.K or make any noise ? What have the temps been in the tank before you got the new heat bulb and now ? How many watts is the heat bulb , the one you had before and the one you have now ?
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Re: Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

Postby Pricy0927 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:00 pm

He breathes ok, He doesnt make any noises either. The basking spot is usaully 100° to 110° F The heat lamp I think is 150 watts I just got the same type of heat lamp cuz the old bulb died out.
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Re: Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

Postby AHBD » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:15 pm

O.K that's good, just watch that he's not breathing heavy or making popping noises. How long has this been happening + how long have you been using the honey ?
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Re: Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

Postby claudiusx » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:47 pm

Hi there,

Aww poor fella'

I agree he does look pretty sickly. The bloating is what is concerning to me. In the last picture you showed you can really see the bloating. Does he typically look that way?

That is quite a huge range for your basking surface temp. What are you using to measure them? That dial that is seen in your picture?
Thats good he hasn't been making any noises while breathing. Does he seem to breath kinda hard though, like labored?

I'm wondering if he might have ate something that he wasn't supposed to. Is it possible he got out and ate something? Has he been outside at all?

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Re: Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

Postby Pricy0927 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:18 pm

I've been using the honey for 2 weeks. I started noticing the discharge 2 months ago. I thought it was shed but it wasnt till It started to go on the tip of his mouth.
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Re: Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

Postby Pricy0927 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:27 pm

To Brandon, He doesnt always look bloated he only does it sometimes in the mornings along with my 3 other dragons. The dial is what I use to measure the basking temperature the cooler side is usaully 80° to 85°F. The basking spot is usually over 100° F it just depends if its very cold in my house. He doesnt seem to have a hard time breathing, He is always curious and watches me everytime I'm in my room. No he never got out of his cage. He's only been outside like once or twice because I dont like taking my pets outside anymore because my Guinea Pigs died from mites on the grass that came from a park.
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Re: Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

Postby AHBD » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:29 pm

And he's still eating well ? Might he have aspirated water during a soak ? Can you find a good reptile vet ? Something going on that needs to be seen to, maybe a good vet can figure it out..
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Re: Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

Postby Pricy0927 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:33 pm

To ABHD, Yes he is eating well. No he hasnt aspirated water during a bath. My parents dont like taking our pets to vets cuz they say its to exspensive :(
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Re: Gooey disharge on my bearded dragon

Postby AHBD » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:41 pm

Good that he's eating well. :) Is there anything in your room that might be irritating him, fragrance, candles, etc ? Just trying to cover all bases. No loose bugs in the tank ? One thing to do is keep his tank at least 75-80 at night to help his immune system out.
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