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Dragon DYING from Heat Stroke PLS HELP

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:21 am
by alisonmalo
My mom left my 5 month old bearded dragon in the sun in a glass cage outside in the sun. I know you shouldn’t do that in a glass cage. I am devastated. Please help me.

He was running around in cage with his mouth open, when we put him inside. We took him out as the cage was burning and put him in a bowl of cold water. He looked better and his skin went from yellow to a normal color.

An hour and a half has passed, and his back legs and head are completley black. He tries to move (his front legs are fine) but he drags his back legs, and they seem destroyed.

Please help me and tell me what I can do ASAP

Re: Dragon DYING from Heat Stroke PLS HELP

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:56 am
by KarrieRee
OMG --- he has suffered a severe heat stroke and I am not sure what you can do now---- it sounds neurological at this point -- do not turn his basking lights on -- keep him on the cool side of the tank like 80 but I am not sure what else to do except get him into the vet
www.arav.org a reptile vet --- call them today------ dont know if anyone is open but tell them its an emergency --- I am so sorry ---
Karrie

Re: Dragon DYING from Heat Stroke PLS HELP

PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:27 am
by Drache613
Hello,

Oh wow, I am so sorry for you & your dragon. I hope he is able to recover, but at the
moment, all you can do is keep him cooler & let him rest. Waiting is the hardest part,
but if he can hang in there until Monday, maybe try to find a vet that can see him if he
is still with you.
Have you tried offering him any water with a plastic dropper or syringe?
We will all be thinking about you & your dragon.

Tracie

Re: Dragon DYING from Heat Stroke PLS HELP

PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:05 am
by kingofnobbys