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My bearded dragon has red bloody lips

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:56 am
by Jacks5706
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I recently got a bearded dragon awhile ago and he started getting these scabs On his mouth.. what could they be? I’ve been putting organic honey but any input? How do I upload pictures? [Click image to enlarge]

Re: My bearded dragon has red bloody lips

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:23 pm
by MAD37
When you write a post you can attache picture by clicking on XIMG and upload them, well that's how I did it, sorry If I'm wrong I'm new to all this.

Re: My bearded dragon has red bloody lips

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:46 pm
by KarrieRee
At top of page in the banner click on user image upload and then click on XIMG at top of message box click on pic and it should post --- have you seen any difference in the lips using the honey
Karrie

Re: My bearded dragon has red bloody lips

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:07 pm
by Jacks5706
KarrieRee wrote:At top of page in the banner click on user image upload and then click on XIMG at top of message box click on pic and it should post --- have you seen any difference in the lips using the honey
Karrie

i found it! i started using the honey two days ago so im stll wanting to see a difference

Re: My bearded dragon has red bloody lips

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:17 pm
by KarrieRee
Has it effected his eating or drinking? What is in the tank that he could be chewing on -- anything sharp like fake plants etc? What are you feeding for diet?
Karrie

Re: My bearded dragon has red bloody lips

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:32 pm
by Jacks5706
KarrieRee wrote:Has it affected his eating or drinking? What is in the tank that he could be chewing on -- anything sharp like fake plants etc? What are you feeding for diet?
Karrie

It hasn't affected his eating or drinking, he isn't active as he was before. His tank is currently 29 gallons, I have a climbing rock, a hammock, a water bowl, and a mealworm bowl. I feed him crickets and mealworms and sometimes hornworms.

Re: My bearded dragon has red bloody lips

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:51 pm
by KarrieRee
You didn't say anything about basking temps how your taking them and UVB-- that is the most crucial thing of all-- please do not feed anymore mealworms they are too hard on his stomach-- he needs fresh greens everyday like collards turnip or mustard greens-- squash any kind -- there is a nutrition website link on the feeding board--- a good staple feeder dusted 5 x per week an vitamins 2 x per week-- staple feeders are crickets dubia roaches or bsfl-- I recommend roaches and bsfl---make sure when feeding those crickets that they are not left in the tank as the honey will draw them to the dragon and feed on him
Karrie

Re: My bearded dragon has red bloody lips

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:59 pm
by Jacks5706
KarrieRee wrote:You didn't say anything about basking temps how your taking them and UVB-- that is the most crucial thing of all-- please do not feed anymore mealworms they are too hard on his stomach-- he needs fresh greens everyday like collards turnip or mustard greens-- squash any kind -- there is a nutrition website link on the feeding board--- a good staple feeder dusted 5 x per week an vitamins 2 x per week-- staple feeders are crickets dubia roaches or bsfl-- I recommend roaches and bsfl---make sure when feeding those crickets that they are not left in the tank as the honey will draw them to the dragon and feed on him
Karrie

He has his uvb bulb & his two heating bulbs. I read mealworms were fine and it was just a myth but I’m not so sure. I’ll order some dubias tonight. Feeding him greens won’t fix his lips would it? I took this bearded dragon from my boyfriend about a week ago and decided to care for it since I’ve had my bearded dragon for a year and half but my beardie has always been healthy.
The honey seems to be helping a bit but i doubt it’ll help completely.

Re: My bearded dragon has red bloody lips

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:07 pm
by Drache613
Hello,

That is very odd!
So he had some blood on his mouth area, when you brought him home with you from your
boyfriend previously caring for him?
Do keep using the raw, unpasteurized honey on that area to help ward off infection. As
instructed be sure there aren't any crickets in the tank that would be attracted to the honey.
Could your boyfriend prematurely peeled off skin that was shedding that made it bleed?

Tracie

Re: My bearded dragon has red bloody lips

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:06 am
by KarrieRee
Tracie is our vet moderator she will best help you w/ the lip issue --- you didnt say what kind of lighting is in the tank --- if your using a coil UVB and its the 13 watt they are no good --- please get rid of it and replace w/ a Reptisun 10.0 Tube either the T 8 or a T 5 - the 29 gallon tank wont last long for him so you will haft to put the fixture width wise over him --- 2 heating bulbs ? you should only need 1 a good bright white basking bulb --- NO colored bulbs they can cause blindness or long term eye damage--- he is probably going thru relocation stress but he should be more energetic and eating some - he should not completely stop eating all together-- you said you had another bearded dragon so your not completely new to this --- its just we get people who have them but still their set ups are not right and are having issues so we need to go over everything to rule out stuff causing issues- he needs salads every day and no feeding greens is not going to fix his lips its just that he needs a salad now too just not all protein besides you will have issues later on down the road w/ not feeding him them now --- they tend not to eat greens if they get to old then people cant get them to eat them at all --- so its better to start now getting them to eat them - I would feed him a few superworms in the salad bowl one where they cant get out of w/ some BSFL on top to entice him to that bowl - feed them first thing in the morning and then his staple feeder later like an hour or so afterwards so hes had time to eat the salad and worms ---- but first work on finding out why he has bloody lips that is odd to me too unless like Tracie said someone was pulling on loose skin around his lips ---
Karrie