Blocked Nostrils ! SOS !

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Blocked Nostrils ! SOS !

Postby dreki210 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:35 am

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Hey fellow beardie fans.

Im having a bit of a panic attack regarding my wonderful darling little beardie girl Janis (info below)

I've noticed that her nostrils seem blocked. its not any foreign object that just appeared now. she is a lot smaller then Dre so i always thought it would "grow away" but its like each of her nostrils have "flops" in them. Is this normal? She has ALOT less airspace going in there then Dre. I just started looking closer and saw it couldn't be much she can breath through.

And she does open her mouth sometimes even when she is not basking recently and I have heard a few very low click sounds. But she has nothing running out of her nostrils nor mucus in her mouth or any other URI symptoms. I have done a lot of research today so i gave her some water trough the nostrils with a cotton earpin, just a little and i could se these floppes move and even closed the nostrils totally when it got a drop of water.

She eats a lot, poops every other day, always been tiny and cuddly, smaller, darker and different then Dre. (He has a whole different colour and strength)

Under all circumstances we will call the vet tomorrow but i couldnt wait and ya all seem so willing to help when googleing a beardie question :D
We would really like to hear your guys opinion on this ?

Dreki210

Dragon Mum and Dad to: Dre (called Dreki) 42cm and Janis 32cm, both 9 months.
Tank: with 35cm / hight 70cm
All the fancy light/warm equipment. Been on sand but got papers now.
22 - 42 degrees (highest in basking zone)
eat green leaves, love rucola. and crickets. vitamins. Occational wax worms as treat.
Behavior: pretty lazy but do move around when outside the viv. She´s smaller but very much the boss of the house.
Dre (called Dreki) 42cm and Janis 32cm, both 9 months. (01/06/10)
Tank:w 35cm h 70cm 22 - 42 degrees green leaves and crickets. vitamins. wax worms as treat. Behavior: pretty lazy, cuddly.
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Re: Blocked Nostrils ! SOS !

Postby TheWolfmanTom » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:19 am

its probably part of the shed.
the nostris shed as well and they have skin plugs thet get worked loose.
perfectly normal
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Re: Blocked Nostrils ! SOS !

Postby dreki210 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:23 am

Thanx for your reply Tom, very much appreciated. It could very well be the case, i do suspect these flops to be something else then skin. But your answer did put me at ease. Again, thx for reply ! :)
Dre (called Dreki) 42cm and Janis 32cm, both 9 months. (01/06/10)
Tank:w 35cm h 70cm 22 - 42 degrees green leaves and crickets. vitamins. wax worms as treat. Behavior: pretty lazy, cuddly.
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Re: Blocked Nostrils ! SOS !

Postby mickeysmomma » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:30 pm

When I first got Louie, she was placed in sand, and her nose would get clogged with it. I would take a q tip and gently wipe off the nostril. No more sand for us!
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Re: Blocked Nostrils ! SOS !

Postby vickson420 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:48 pm

Initially it sounds like shed but if you could post a pic that would be very helpful.
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Re: Blocked Nostrils ! SOS !

Postby Twobeardieguy » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:26 am

I agree.
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Re: Blocked Nostrils ! SOS !

Postby dreki210 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:12 pm

hey guys and thanx for your reply! just saw them now. janis is a sleep so i will take some close ups when shes up. thx again !
Dre (called Dreki) 42cm and Janis 32cm, both 9 months. (01/06/10)
Tank:w 35cm h 70cm 22 - 42 degrees green leaves and crickets. vitamins. wax worms as treat. Behavior: pretty lazy, cuddly.
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