New hatchling help

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New hatchling help

Postby Staceyb1985 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:49 am

A while ago I adopted a female beardies. I had no idea that she was carrying eggs until she started digging one night. The next day we found 18 eggs. They all had a heartbeat so I didn't have the heart to freeze them (don't judge) we kept them in vermiculite in a tub with holes at a constant temp and this week they started hatching. All seemed OK until one that we have had at teatime. While trying to transfer it from the tub to the viv, the dragon seemed to roll on it side with its mouth wide open as tho it was trying to flare its beard at me. I thought it maybe scared as a few have been. But since it's been in the viv it hasn't picked up, just seems to lay there. I know they are often exhausted for about 24 hours but this just doesn't seem right at all. I lifted it to check it wasn't deformed or injured etc but it just stayed limp and opened its eyes. Is there anything I can do apart from wait or is this perfectly normal and will hopefully pick up?
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Re: New hatchling help

Postby AHBD » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:12 pm

Being a hatchling you'll just have to watch to see how it does. Nothing you can do if it has a congenital problem so the hope is that it's just very tired ATM.
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Re: New hatchling help

Postby Drache613 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:14 pm

Hello,

Poor little one! That is always hard to have to see. I hope he is just tired & will start becoming more active.
Let us know how he turns out.

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Re: New hatchling help

Postby Staceyb1985 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:43 am

Hi.
Thanks for all of your help. This morning he seems to be a little more active than he has been so Im hoping he has just been really tired. He's not as active as the rest but seems to be getting there slowly :) x
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Re: New hatchling help

Postby Drache613 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:39 pm

Hello,

Oh bless him, so he is coming around slowly then! I was hoping that he hadn't passed.
That's great to hear the others are doing well now.
You can post pictures of them also, if you would like.

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Re: New hatchling help

Postby Staceyb1985 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:48 am

Hi,
The baby is doing so well that I can't tell it apart from the others now. They're all running round and eating loads. I'm so pleased. A few are even drinking straight from a plate.
Not sure how to add pictures on here. X
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Re: New hatchling help

Postby AHBD » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:23 am

That's good to hear, I'm sure it warms your heart to see them all doing well. :) Here's how to post pics https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ Then use the XIMG to upload them
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Re: New hatchling help

Postby Staceyb1985 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:51 am

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Re: New hatchling help

Postby Drache613 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:00 pm

Hello,

That is terrific the youngster has caught up with the rest & is doing well! I know you must be
relieved, too. I always hate to see the little ones not make it.
Great news, let us know how the entire gang is doing.

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Re: New hatchling help

Postby AHBD » Tue May 01, 2018 3:54 am

They look sweet + spunky ! And that's a nice basking rock that holds the heat for them. :) One more thing to add is a few sticks to criss cross over the rock + give them the choice of climbing + being elevated [ which they love ] off the ground, here's a pic of how I used to keep my babies .

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _small.jpg

Just grab a few sticks from outside + pop them in a preheated 250 degree oven.
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Re: New hatchling help

Postby Staceyb1985 » Tue May 01, 2018 7:59 am

That's great thank you I'll get the kids hunting for some. I have kit hen roll tubes in at the minute but they seem to like to stand on top and roll it around the cage lol.
They all seem to be doing great even drinking from a shallow plate which I was pleased about coz mum won't do that x
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