Swollen neck?

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Swollen neck?

Postby DanielleGia920 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:06 am

Good morning! I've had my bearddd dragon for almost two weeks now. I was checking him out this morning and noticed two lumps, one on each side of the neck which I've never noticed these before. I don't know if these are normal fat deposits that bearded dragons have or if this is a sign of some type of infection. As a mom, as soon as I saw this I thought of swollen glands, do bearded dragons have lymph glands in the same spots? I got him from a pet store where they were only feeding him every other day, could it be that he's now eating several times a day and starting to store fat or is this not normal and something I should be worried about? Thanks for your help! The first picture is a 4 way split, the two top pictures were taken today and the two bottom were taken two weeks ago for comparison.
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Re: Swollen neck?

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:09 am

Normal .... all beardies have saggy jowls more some than others.
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Re: Swollen neck?

Postby DanielleGia920 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:19 am

Thank you so much! That's a relief!

Have a great day!
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Re: Swollen neck?

Postby traildrifterphalanx » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:42 am

So adorable! :P

As mentioned, totally healthy looking neck, nothing to worry about. Sometimes they will even store food in their beards and make it look swollen.

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Re: Swollen neck?

Postby Drache613 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:00 pm

Hello,

He is maturing & will develop that area as he gets bigger. So, they are completely normal
development, no worries! :D
He is very beautiful.

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Re: Swollen neck?

Postby DanielleGia920 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:57 am

Thanks everyone, so glad to hear that! What a relief!

Have a great weekend!

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Re: Swollen neck?

Postby EllenD » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:07 am

He's such a little cutie!!! Enjoy it while he's little and adorable, they grow up so fast it's unbelievable! I adopted a 4 week old male leatherback I named Dee Dee about 3 months and a week ago. He was so tiny when I got him, and now he's almost 4 months old and he's already huge!!!

Your little guy will most likely be a big boy, I've noticed with a lot of beardies, including my own first beardie who was a male, that if they have those big jowls early on, the y seem to end up being very large adults with huge jowls! So don't be alarmed when his neck blows up, lol, it's perfectly normal!
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Re: Swollen neck?

Postby DanielleGia920 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:15 pm

Noooo, I don't want him to get big fast lol. He is absolutely adorable little, I can't stop staring at him!

Thanks for the info, I appreciate it!

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