Doing a weird stretch/strain thing

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Doing a weird stretch/strain thing

Postby Steve1878 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:15 pm

Hi this has only happened twice but it's scared me half to death both times... a few months ago my nearly 2 year old girl was having a bath she drank a lot of water which was really unlike her and then she suddenly started lurching forward full stretched mouth open tongue out. She looked in pain as if straining she did it 3 times in quick succession and black bearded. I started stroking her and talking to her and she seemed to calm down. She didn't spread her legs as if she was trying to poop which was my first thought as she's far from regular I often worry about impaction. Anyway she calmed down and I put her to bed seemingly fine. Today she's eaten a few locusts and kept scurrying round her viv so I let her out. She ran around a bit outside happily but then did the same straining black beard thing it looks painful if she was human I'd think she was wretching. Anyway again I stroked her back and she calmed down and is now fast asleep on me seemingly no harm done. Has anyone seen their beardie do this before? The 2 incidents seem completely unrelated other than she was out of her viv both times. Thanks in advance
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Re: Doing a weird stretch/strain thing

Postby AHBD » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:20 am

Hi Steve, it sounds like she just got too much water at once and her reflex was to retch like that. How is she doing since ?
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Re: Doing a weird stretch/strain thing

Postby Steve1878 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:50 am

AHBD wrote:Hi Steve, it sounds like she just got too much water at once and her reflex was to retch like that. How is she doing since ?


She's doing ok but the second time she did it she didn't have any water. Maybe the locust just didn't go down right. Poor thing. I didn't know beardies could retch
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