Red sore or bump in beardies mouth?

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Red sore or bump in beardies mouth?

Postby Blarghblah » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:51 am

Earlier this week, I noticed that when my beardie was opening his mouth when basking there was a red bump that almost looked like a boil or a canker sore on the lower middle part of his mouth. He still has been eating normalls and active and isn’t showing that he’s in any pain. We do use metal tongs to feed him roaches and I’m almost wondering if he hit the tong weirdly when trying to eat one and maybe a sore came from that? He actually bit my hand when I was trying to feed him last week cause one of the roaches escaped and it was quicker just to grab it with my finger but he saw it and wanted it and my finger was in his way haha. Of course I’m worried if it’s something else like something cancerous that we should discuss with a vet. Any advice or comments helps! I’ll post a picture of what he mouth looks like from earlier today.
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Re: Red sore or bump in beardies mouth?

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:28 am

It's possible the tongs caused some irritation. Try putting some raw/unpasteurized honey over the area to help it heal back up. It doesn't look too bad at the moment though.
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Re: Red sore or bump in beardies mouth?

Postby Poxinabox » Wed May 15, 2019 3:07 pm

Hi Blarghblah, I'm bumping this thread to see what your eventual outcome was, since my beardie has precisely the same injury at precisely the same spot. How is your lizard? What was the injury, anyway?
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Re: Red sore or bump in beardies mouth?

Postby fcooper » Thu May 16, 2019 8:21 am

He needs to see a vet immediately. He has an infection in his mouth/gums. You can call it stomatitis or mouth rot, but it is definitely not something you blow off especially in an older dragon.
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