BEARDED DRAGON ATE A WASP

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BEARDED DRAGON ATE A WASP

Postby Cynesta » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:46 pm

Was outside and looked away for a second. He swallowed it all. I tried to get it out. I have a beardie ER kid with charcoal but dont know how to use it. Will he be ok? 1 1/2yo male
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Re: BEARDED DRAGON ATE A WASP

Postby Claudiusx » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:48 pm

He will most likely be fine. I haven't heard of wasps being eaten very often but we hear of bees getting eaten on occasion and nothing ever happens really.

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Re: BEARDED DRAGON ATE A WASP

Postby Cynesta » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:02 pm

Claudiusx wrote:He will most likely be fine. I haven't heard of wasps being eaten very often but we hear of bees getting eaten on occasion and nothing ever happens really.

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Thank you for the quick reply. He chewed it got a few seconds and then kept his mouth open, which makes me believe he was stung. I put my thumb in and he bit it hard. He doesnt look stressed. Should I give him charcoal or water?
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Re: BEARDED DRAGON ATE A WASP

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:15 pm

Do you see any swelling around his mouth? I would be concerned with that more than the ingestion, so I'm not sure charcoal would help in this case. My guy has taken out a couple of yellowjackets over the years with no ill effects but he was lighting quick and didn't appear to be stung by them (luckily).
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Re: BEARDED DRAGON ATE A WASP

Postby Claudiusx » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:15 pm

I wouldnt. Consuming the wasp isnt toxic. The charcoal would likely only upset his tummy.

Hopefully he didnt got stung but if he did I'm sure youd start to see some swelling if there were to be any reaction already.

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Re: BEARDED DRAGON ATE A WASP

Postby Cynesta » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:29 pm

CooperDragon wrote:Do you see any swelling around his mouth? I would be concerned with that more than the ingestion, so I'm not sure charcoal would help in this case. My guy has taken out a couple of yellowjackets over the years with no ill effects but he was lighting quick and didn't appear to be stung by them (luckily).


No apparent swelling. He got it quick, but when i picked him up he opened his mouth wide, with the chewed up wasp inside. I’m worried he got stung in his mouth and stopped chewing because of that. I tried to get it out to no avail.
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Re: BEARDED DRAGON ATE A WASP

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:37 pm

Swallowing the wasp shouldn't be a problem for him. I'd be worried about swelling along the tongue or jaw that would impede movement or along the throat that would constrict airways. I would guess that this would happen fairly quickly. If he is breathing and you don't see apparent swelling, that's a good sign. Dragons can be VERY quick to snap up prey like that. It is thought that they have some level of toxin that affects small prey too - that may come into play in situations like these.
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Re: BEARDED DRAGON ATE A WASP

Postby Cynesta » Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:49 pm

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Update: He seems perfectly fine. Thank you for all the help!!
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Re: BEARDED DRAGON ATE A WASP

Postby Drache613 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:37 pm

Hello,

Your dragon looks good, has his beard remained unchanged & not darkened?
How much charcoal did you give him?
Wasps can be toxic so I'm glad you had the charcoal on hand. If you need help with giving
any to him, let me know.

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Re: BEARDED DRAGON ATE A WASP

Postby loljelloclowdz » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:51 pm

Sounds like he did you a favor 😂
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Re: BEARDED DRAGON ATE A WASP

Postby Cynesta » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:30 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

Your dragon looks good, has his beard remained unchanged & not darkened?
How much charcoal did you give him?
Wasps can be toxic so I'm glad you had the charcoal on hand. If you need help with giving
any to him, let me know.

Tracie


I ended up not giving him any charcoal and he was perfectly fine!
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