Dying beardie

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Dying beardie

Postby Gladstone » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:44 pm

I know Gladstone is dying. He’s 10 years old, skin and bone, hasn't eaten in a month and just lies around, occasionally moving. What’s the best way to help him on his journey? Turn off the lamps and let him sleep his way to his last breath? Leave all the lamps on? Put him under just the night lamp?So sad to watch.
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Re: Dying beardie

Postby Drache613 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:30 am

Hello Liz,

I am sorry to hear about Gladstone is not well. At 10, that is a good life span.
How long has he been thin?
Have you taken him into the vet just to get x-rays, etc? We would be happy to review
your tank setup with you if you would like.
My thoughts are that if you are sure he isn't going to make it then making him comfortable,
giving him water, trying to assist feed so he can get nutrition is what he deserves. Keep all
of his lights on, so he has his daily routine, & spend plenty of time with him.
Can he lift himself & walk or climb?

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Re: Dying beardie

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:21 am

Here are some signs of a dragon dying
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.
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Re: Dying beardie

Postby Gladstone » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:12 pm

Thanks for the comments and help.
Sad to say Gladstone has passed on to the land of perpetually warm rocks and endless supplies of crickets.

Over the last 10 years I have relied heavily on this website. Thank you to all concerned.
Elizabeth.
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Re: Dying beardie

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:53 pm

Gladstone wrote:Thanks for the comments and help.
Sad to say Gladstone has passed on to the land of perpetually warm rocks and endless supplies of crickets.

Over the last 10 years I have relied heavily on this website. Thank you to all concerned.
Elizabeth.

Rest in peace :(
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Re: Dying beardie

Postby Drache613 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:45 am

Hello,

Oh dear, I am so sorry Gladstone has passed. :cry: He had a nice long life with you.
I am sorry for your loss.

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Re: Dying beardie

Postby JumpinJellyfish » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:25 am

It's always hard to say goodbye to them. Good job on giving your beardie a good long life, though, and it at least sounds like he went peacefully.
Never knew I could get so happy about poop, or so comfortable with bugs. :-D
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