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Bearded Dragon Sleeping on Back

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:28 pm
by Rvm1996
Hello,

I came home from work tonight to find my bearded dragon laying on her back, belly side up. When I came in the room she opened her eyes and I put her back on her belly.

Last week she got checked out for a large mass on her leg. We are waiting to find out from biopsy what it is.

She is eating normal and pooping normal.

Why would she do this?

Re: Bearded Dragon Sleeping on Back

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:45 pm
by KarrieRee
Dragons cannot breath on their backs- is it possible she fell off something and ended up that way? Has she ever done this before?
Karrie

Re: Bearded Dragon Sleeping on Back

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:04 pm
by Rvm1996
KarrieRee wrote:Dragons cannot breath on their backs- is it possible she fell off something and ended up that way? Has she ever done this before?
Karrie


Part of me wonders if she fell backwards and just could not roll back over. She was sleeping and immediately woke up when I came in to check on her. She has never done that before. But with her back leg being a bit out of commission due to the mass on her leg, she may have not been able to move.

Re: Bearded Dragon Sleeping on Back

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:16 pm
by KarrieRee
I would lower her basking decor closer to the floor of the tank so she can't fall off or over since she has a bum leg- her in that position is not good - some others on here might have some ideas as well--
Karrie

Re: Bearded Dragon Sleeping on Back

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:31 pm
by Rvm1996
KarrieRee wrote:I would lower her basking decor closer to the floor of the tank so she can't fall off or over since she has a bum leg- her in that position is not good - some others on here might have some ideas as well--
Karrie


We have a very short hide that she is currently laying on. We currently do not have anything tall in the tank.