Brumation or Sick-Please Help

This forum is for urgent health concerns, where your beardie seems very ill and you need immediate help!

Brumation or Sick-Please Help

Postby AladarJuniper » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:42 am

Hey guys!
First time beardie owner here. Aladar has been a part of the family for about 1.5yrs now, we got him when he was just old enough to be determined a male. Yesterday he was so lethargic I took him to the the exotic animal vet clinic we typically see. They found nothing wrong with him after doing bloodwork and x-rays, everything checked out to be perfectly normal and healthy so we assume he is in brumation for the first time.
He was moving about a bit (although extremely lethargic) yesterday afternoon after his weekly soak, when I came into my office today he was asleep as expected but his beard had turned black and his mouth is slightly open and crooked. His temps have recorded all usual, his lights on the timers are all working normally, humidity ect all normal.
Has anyone else experienced a blackened beard and open mouth during brumation?
AladarJuniper
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:49 am
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: Brumation or Sick-Please Help

Postby AladarJuniper » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:07 am

Also, I definitely cannot see if he is breathing and he has not moved at all today.
AladarJuniper
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:49 am

Re: Brumation or Sick-Please Help

Postby AHBD » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:02 pm

Hi there, sorry to hear about Aladar. The open mouth + black beard indicate extreme stress. Can you pick him up + see if he's still moving ?
AHBD
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 25319
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 am

Re: Brumation or Sick-Please Help

Postby AladarJuniper » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:23 pm

He is not moving at all. I picked him up and he seems to be limber (possibly because he is on the warm side of the tank), not stiff but zero response at all and I cannot tell if he is breathing.
AladarJuniper
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:49 am

Re: Brumation or Sick-Please Help

Postby AHBD » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:29 pm

Something happened that made him seriously ill and did not show up in the bloodwork. This does happen sometime unfortunately. :( Turn him on his back too see if he even tries to turn back over, do so for just 30 seconds and then on his side. You should see a difference in breathing due to positioning him differently. If you can not get any response at all you might decide to take him back to the vet [ some people would suggest ] but it may be too late.
AHBD
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 25319
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 am
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Return to Beardie ER

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users