Bearded Dragon is Drooling

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Bearded Dragon is Drooling

Postby Noogai16 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:54 pm

Hi Everyone

I had gone to check on my bearded dragon to see if he was doing ok and I saw him laying under hammock, it was at this point where I realized something was coming out of his mouth and I decided to wipe it off and realized it was drool. This is the first time I've seen him drool so I did some research to see if it was anything to be concerned about and I saw that it is a sign of a respiratory infection. I am planning to make him an appointment with the vet but until that date is there anything I can do to treat him? Please let me know. Thanks!

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Re: Bearded Dragon is Drooling

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:58 am

Keep him warm over nite like temp around 80-- use a CHE ceramic heat emitter or a heating pad in the tank on low -- to keep tank temps up -- I will get some more help on this
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Re: Bearded Dragon is Drooling

Postby AHBD » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:17 pm

Hi there, keep him warmer at night like Karrie said. Did he have a bath anytime yesterday ? Sometimes they gulp in too much water + they aspirate some.
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Re: Bearded Dragon is Drooling

Postby Noogai16 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:01 pm

Hi all!

No he hasn't had a bath, I didn't see him drooling today but I did see him gaping a couple times, I made him an appointment with the vet just to be sure but that's on Tuesday. Until then I'll do my best to keep him warm. Thanks for the advice, any more would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Bearded Dragon is Drooling

Postby Drache613 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:43 pm

Hello,

Excessive drool doesn't always indicate respiratory issues, but if it is on a regular basis then
you should assess the situation & double check the temperatures, too.
Had he just eaten something or not?
As suggested, maybe keep him a bit warmer overnight, in case he has developed a respiratory
issue.
How is his appetite doing?

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