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Spike

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:00 pm
by PH1L0D3NDR0N
What would you call this?
Hope link works
https://photos.app.goo.gl/nwhwPkXY2Mwid3yk8

Spike has been acting weird lately cant really describe it. hes also wanting me to hold him all the time all day and all night, not eating much eather hes gotten skinnier he doesn't want greens anymore, his teeth don't look good eather.

Re: Spike

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:32 pm
by ChubbyTrudy
Mine has been doing that sometimes out of nowhere. She doesn't do it constantly every min, only once in a while I'll see her do that. I don't know why she does that. I've been trying to find out the reason but can't find it anywhere. I hope someone can let us know why they do that. I hope your beardie is doing well. He seems so precious.

Re: Spike

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:06 pm
by KarrieRee
Its time for a vet visit
www.arav.org I would be making that appt ASAP
Karrie

Re: Spike

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:13 pm
by CooperDragon
Is he tracking something with his eyes or just tilting his head over and over with no apparent reason? I agree that a vet visit is probably a good idea. If the head tilting doesn't appear to be voluntary then it could be a sign of a neurological issue or possibly atadenovirus.

Re: Spike

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:53 am
by PH1L0D3NDR0N
CooperDragon wrote:Is he tracking something with his eyes or just tilting his head over and over with no apparent reason? I agree that a vet visit is probably a good idea. If the head tilting doesn't appear to be voluntary then it could be a sign of a neurological issue or possibly atadenovirus.

No hes not tracking anything, he just started doing it for no reason.

Re: Spike

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:00 am
by KarrieRee
It looks like to me a calcium deficiency but I am no vet ---- a vet appt is recommended---- please post pics of his tank and lighting primarily the UVB --- what are you using and where in the tank is it ?
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of message box then click on the pic it should post
Karrie

Re: Spike

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:17 am
by PH1L0D3NDR0N
KarrieRee wrote:It looks like to me a calcium deficiency but I am no vet ---- a vet appt is recommended---- please post pics of his tank and lighting primarily the UVB --- what are you using and where in the tank is it ?
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of message box then click on the pic it should post
Karrie

https://photos.app.goo.gl/zvC2kjSB5lZzd3aS2
Hope link works
And he has a CHE.
My mom won't let me take him to the vet.

Re: Spike

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:45 am
by KarrieRee
ok well there is not anything we can do to help IF it is ADV - or neurological issues- the only thing I can tell you is the UVB is good but it is not strong enough to get thru the screen if you have it sitting on top and if there is a cover over that bulb - I would change the bulb out to a 10.0--- you are using a 5.0 that is more for aquarium tank - get it inside the tank approx 6-8 inches from the basking decor ---- if you get the 10.0 bulb which I highly recommend get it in the tank approx 8-10 inches from his basking decor--- you need to do this ASAP------ and NO cover over the bulb -- you want it exposed!!!!
Karrie

Re: Spike

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:35 am
by PH1L0D3NDR0N
KarrieRee wrote:ok well there is not anything we can do to help IF it is ADV - or neurological issues- the only thing I can tell you is the UVB is good but it is not strong enough to get thru the screen if you have it sitting on top and if there is a cover over that bulb - I would change the bulb out to a 10.0--- you are using a 5.0 that is more for aquarium tank - get it inside the tank approx 6-8 inches from the basking decor ---- if you get the 10.0 bulb which I highly recommend get it in the tank approx 8-10 inches from his basking decor--- you need to do this ASAP------ and NO cover over the bulb -- you want it exposed!!!!
Karrie

Heres a picture of his tank
https://photos.app.goo.gl/xRcaBvr6NPq8qnZS7
Hope link works
The UVB is hanging with chains and wire from the top.

Re: Spike

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:02 am
by KarrieRee
Ok so the UVB looks like its in good position --- so w/ him doing the head thing I am not sure - are you giving calcium and how are you feeding the insects- w/ the loose substrate I am concerned about that -- what is it? wood chips? what kind? too much risk of impaction - if he were to ingest one and it was sharp it could cause intestinal damage --- we recommend no loose substrate --- the only thing going back to the head shaking like he is something is going on neurologically - how often is he doing this ? every day - all day --- ? there is no way for me to diagnose him as I am not a vet and he would need to be seen by a vet so they can do testing --- IF it is ADV it will continue to get worse - they can test for that --- it is fatal -- that is no fault of yours --- petstores seem to sell a lot of them --- sick --- comes from the breeder --- you should google it --- adenovirus --- not eating much eather hes gotten skinnier--- and his teeth dont look good --------------- all the more reason for a vet visit
Karrie

Re: Spike

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:44 am
by KarrieRee
Please post pics of Spikes teeth ----
Karrie

Re: Spike

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:38 pm
by PH1L0D3NDR0N
KarrieRee wrote:Ok so the UVB looks like its in good position --- so w/ him doing the head thing I am not sure - are you giving calcium and how are you feeding the insects- w/ the loose substrate I am concerned about that -- what is it? wood chips? what kind? too much risk of impaction - if he were to ingest one and it was sharp it could cause intestinal damage --- we recommend no loose substrate --- the only thing going back to the head shaking like he is something is going on neurologically - how often is he doing this ? every day - all day --- ? there is no way for me to diagnose him as I am not a vet and he would need to be seen by a vet so they can do testing --- IF it is ADV it will continue to get worse - they can test for that --- it is fatal -- that is no fault of yours --- petstores seem to sell a lot of them --- sick --- comes from the breeder --- you should google it --- adenovirus --- not eating much eather hes gotten skinnier--- and his teeth dont look good --------------- all the more reason for a vet visit
Karrie

How do I get him to open his mouth.
Its repti bark.
He only did it once.
I think he also has something in his eye.
I rescued him from near death he was skin and bones when I got him.

Re: Spike

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:40 pm
by PH1L0D3NDR0N
KarrieRee wrote:Please post pics of Spikes teeth ----
Karrie

Is there a herp vet in Elyria Ohio or North Ridgeville Ohio or around there

Re: Spike

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:34 pm
by KarrieRee
Any sharp edges on the bark and he swallows them could lead to disaster-- I would get that out of the tank and use some paper towels for now --- you will haft to have another person hold him pry open his mouth I am not really sure how to have you get his mouth open - you could squeeze the side of his mouth-- maybe pull his bottom lip down and get a pic of his teeth that way ---some one else on here might have some ideas on how to get his mouth open here is a website to find a vet
www.arav.org
Karrie

Re: Spike

PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:06 am
by PH1L0D3NDR0N
KarrieRee wrote:Any sharp edges on the bark and he swallows them could lead to disaster-- I would get that out of the tank and use some paper towels for now --- you will haft to have another person hold him pry open his mouth I am not really sure how to have you get his mouth open - you could squeeze the side of his mouth-- maybe pull his bottom lip down and get a pic of his teeth that way ---some one else on here might have some ideas on how to get his mouth open here is a website to find a vet
http://www.arav.org
Karrie

Teeth from dec. 30/18
https://photos.app.goo.gl/3E4JfmEzxvrf1T9Z7
July 11/18
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ARpeFVupeAvfPwRa9

I don't know what is wrong with his eye eather
https://photos.app.goo.gl/JaCgRjLeBbY1XyGN7