SUFFOCATING/TROUBLE BREATHING?

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Re: SUFFOCATING/TROUBLE BREATHING?

Postby Drache613 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:50 pm

Hello,

Definitely keep a close eye on him, to be sure his breathing doesn't get any worse.
I hope he is feeling better soon.
Sure, a few smaller waxworms would be fine. Pureed squash or carrots are fine, just use a
plastic dropper or syringe to drop onto his nose to see if he licks that off.
I wouldn't mist the tank too much though, as that can cause mold/fungal issues or raise the
humidity too much in some cases.

Let us know how he is doing.
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Re: SUFFOCATING/TROUBLE BREATHING?

Postby Oxymiocysu » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:09 am

Good news, he seems to be almost entirely back to normal! I'll still leave him be for a day or so but I haven't seen any problems. :)
I'll try some wax worms (if he'll take them) and carrots while keeping a very close eye on him.
He pooed again this morning, so I'm assuming he had lots in 'stored up' to digest. The carrots should help things move along in there.
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Re: SUFFOCATING/TROUBLE BREATHING?

Postby AHBD » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:25 am

That's excellent news !! I do think he had a bit too much to eat or maybe just an upset tummy for some reason and it was coming back up the digestive tract . Hopefully that's all it was. :)
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Re: SUFFOCATING/TROUBLE BREATHING?

Postby bayoupig5 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:03 pm

This is wonderful news...so happy for you and your dragon.
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Re: SUFFOCATING/TROUBLE BREATHING?

Postby Oxymiocysu » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:53 pm

Hopefully! That's kind of strange though since he didn't eat much leading up to that. Regardless I'm relieved that whatever it was seems to be over with! :)
Today he was very dark, hasn't returned to his normal coloration yet. I think that his coloration will be a good sign as to when he's feeling completely better.

Since I haven't said much about him other than that he's sick, here he is! His name is Saturn and he's one of the two baby beardies I kept from a large clutch (25) I cared for. I've raised him since momma laid her eggs! :)
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Re: SUFFOCATING/TROUBLE BREATHING?

Postby Drache613 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:58 pm

Hello,

That is wonderful, I hope he gets back to normal real soon. :D
It's hard to know exactly what goes wrong sometimes, but if he is doing better, he probably
did have an upset tummy.
I hope that he continues to get better. Let us know how he is doing.

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Re: SUFFOCATING/TROUBLE BREATHING?

Postby Oxymiocysu » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:17 pm

This morning he was puffed up with air and did the throat thing again, but just once. Almost like a 'haha, got you!'. It's concerning, but other than that things have been good so far.
I'll continue to update if more happens.
Thanks so much for your help guys :)
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Re: SUFFOCATING/TROUBLE BREATHING?

Postby Drache613 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:48 pm

Hello,

That is excellent news to hear! I hope that he's feeling better then. If the incidences of
puffing up, breathing problems, etc have decreased then hopefully he is doing better &
doesn't have a respiratory infection.
Has he eaten anything today? Keep us posted on Saturn's progress, it sounds like he is
doing just fine now. They all can get a digestion or tummy problem from time to time, just
like people do.

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