Juvenile beardie refuses to eat, getting skinny. please help

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Re: Juvenile beardie refuses to eat, getting skinny. please

Postby PathfinderMom91 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:37 pm

Now he’s doing this:

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I checked the temp and it’s at 105. He originally was off the basking rock and was gaping, temp there was 85. I put him on the rock and he is stuck like this and shallow breathing.
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Re: Juvenile beardie refuses to eat, getting skinny. please

Postby AHBD » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:41 pm

Since he's shedding his may may be somewhat plugged. If he wants to come off the rock, that's O.K though.
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Re: Juvenile beardie refuses to eat, getting skinny. please

Postby PathfinderMom91 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:48 pm

AHBD wrote:Since he's shedding his may may be somewhat plugged. If he wants to come off the rock, that's O.K though.


I honestly think this is it, he’s barely breathing and not moving.
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Re: Juvenile beardie refuses to eat, getting skinny. please

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:56 pm

Get him out and hold him --- they usually try to crawl to a cool spot for some reason --- here is some info on a dragon dying I hate to do this but it will help to know what to look for
SIGNS THAT A BEARDED DRAGON IS DYING
• Their skin looks grey or dull looking – but they are not shedding.
• They become lethargic, uninterested and unresponsive – but they are not in brumation.
• They will stop eating.
• The eyes appear sunken or droopy.
• They may spend more time in the cool end.
• If they are attempting to move they will may drag themselves along – This can be distressing to witness.
• They appear to have “given up”.
• Their breathing will become very shallow.
I am sorry -- I hate to hear this --- :(
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Re: Juvenile beardie refuses to eat, getting skinny. please

Postby PathfinderMom91 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:08 pm

I’m 99% sure he’s dead now. I picked him up, put him in warm water, he usually reacts to this and nothing. He’s stuck with his mouth a bit open, eyes open, but no breathing, pupil dilation or eye movement. I hate this.
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Re: Juvenile beardie refuses to eat, getting skinny. please

Postby AHBD » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:16 pm

Aw, I'm so sorry. :( He just had such a tough time and had a serious underlying health issue for sure. Probably ADV but could have been other things. I'm so sorry.
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Re: Juvenile beardie refuses to eat, getting skinny. please

Postby PathfinderMom91 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:20 pm

Thank you all for your kind words and your help since the beginning.
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Re: Juvenile beardie refuses to eat, getting skinny. please

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:52 pm

I am so sorry ---- :( it is so heart breaking -- and he was such a trooper for hanging on so long--
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