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!Bearded dragon bit off but spat out a leaf from a bad plant

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:19 pm
by MaxiRRRR
My bearded dragon, Pablo bit a piece of a Pointsettia leaf off and then spat it out, I do not believe he swallowed much but he did bite a green leaf if that helps. I found a list of poisonous plants on a website called reptilemagazine.com, the Pointsettia was one of them. Please help, I need to know if I should rush him to the vet or not?

Re: !Bearded dragon bit off but spat out a leaf from a bad p

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:38 am
by Drache613
Hello,

Well, he obviously did not like it!
Is his beard black at all? Do you have or can you get some activated charcoal?
If so, give a small pinch of that, mixed with a couple of mililiters of water. I can get you
exact dosing of charcoal if you need.
You can also make a greens slurry to help detoxify his system if needed. Make it out of
parsley, cilantro, mint & basil blended up with cherry juice & water.

Let us know how he is doing.
Tracie

Re: !Bearded dragon bit off but spat out a leaf from a bad p

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:01 am
by CooperDragon
I’m not sure how toxic those are. If it wasn’t ingested then it may be OK. Possibly the sap could cause some irritation so keep an eye out for that. If you have activated charcoal on hand it’s a good idea to administer some of that quickly to help absorb any toxins that have entered the gi tract as mentioned.

Re: !Bearded dragon bit off but spat out a leaf from a bad p

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:54 pm
by Claudiusx
Hi there,

How's he doing today?

I agree, since he spat it out he most likely will be fine :) But it's always better safe than sorry.

-Brandon