Something is seriously wrong with my beardie Shrek

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Something is seriously wrong with my beardie Shrek

Postby kevinbuckhouse » Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:23 am

I bought 2 bearded dragons around Christmas and they both seemed very healthy. The female, Princess Fiona, is a little older than the male by 3 months. One day I was watching Shrek and notice a little pin prick it seemed with a dot of blood. Several days later he was dragging his foot and it was limp. 3 more days later it turned black and is just limp and he drags it. I have photos if someone could tell me where or how to send them in the forum, and would like some Emergency advice as to what it is and what I need to do. Thank you-
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Re: Something is seriously wrong with my beardie Shrek

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:07 am

GET your dragon to a vet NOW ------ www.arav.org
If your dragons are housed together separate them ASAP----- but your dragon needs immediate attention----- I posted a website to find a reptile vet in your area ---- dont go to a regular vet this requires a reptile vet who knows what they are doing
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Re: Something is seriously wrong with my beardie Shrek

Postby SandP » Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:10 am

Are they in the same tank or have they been able to be around each other unsupervised? If they are in the same tank remove one of them now. That arm needs to be seen by a vet and they will more than likely have to amputate it. It looks like it was maybe bitten and is now dead from not being treated. If the arm isn't removed the infection can move all the way up and eventually kill the dragon.
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Re: Something is seriously wrong with my beardie Shrek

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:19 am

I agree, that looks like it will need amputation. An experienced vet can handle this and once healed, they can do very well with a missing limb and have a good life. As mentioned, it's important to move on this quickly in order to stop infection from spreading throughout their body.
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Re: Something is seriously wrong with my beardie Shrek

Postby loljelloclowdz » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:42 pm

Shouldn't your first thought be to go to the vet instead of asking strangers on the internet? That limb is crispy.
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Re: Something is seriously wrong with my beardie Shrek

Postby chestermymunchkin » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:35 am

loljelloclowdz wrote:Shouldn't your first thought be to go to the vet instead of asking strangers on the internet? That limb is crispy.

ikr if my bearde had the slightest cut from another pet it is going to the vet ASAP i cant imagine waiting that long and not doing anything about it it angered me soooooooo much :banghead:
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