Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

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Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

Postby SkittlesK » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:30 pm

Hi guys
My beardie is not eating much right now.
She went into brumation last year in October.
Well this year she had coccidia during this time so she never brumated.
I treated her with baycox 3x kept everything clean.
She got a clean bill of health about 2 weeks ago.

Could this be her brumation
I know the best thing to do would be to send in a fecal but I just did two weeks ago.

Anyone have experience with treating with baycox?
What do you guys think?
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Re: Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

Postby AHBD » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:53 pm

Hi there, it could be just from the meds. Don't worry too much, keep her lighting schedule like normal but let her sleep if she wants. Is she a big hefty girl ? Do you have pics of her ? You could offer non dairy soy yogurt as a probiotic. Walmart has several fruit flavored brands. Just a few drops is needed.
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Re: Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

Postby SkittlesK » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:00 pm

Yeah she weighs 730G
She gained 40 g back after treatment with ponazuril

but now she's not interested in food again
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Re: Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

Postby AHBD » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:21 pm

Very large girl, she is just doing what was postponed by the treatment so no need to worry. What is her length ? Her weight is very high for almost any dragon so watch that she doesn't become obese. Sadly many owners have dragons that are quite overweight but it's so common now that they don't realize it.
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Re: Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

Postby SkittlesK » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:45 pm

Okay we'll just to make sure I can send in a fecal.
I think that would be best.

I know her weight is high
I like to keep it up there in case she gets sick or something
I will keep an eye on it
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Re: Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

Postby SkittlesK » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:02 am

Well she's basking again.
So I'm not sure if this is brumation.
I'll see if she eats today.
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Re: Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

Postby SkittlesK » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:25 am

She did not eat today.
This is very frustrating for me

what should I do?
Should i send in a fecal i dont know what to do
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Re: Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

Postby AHBD » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:30 am

No, this is perfectly normal for a large adult dragon to stop eating during this time whether they sleep or not. Nothing to be worried about really. It's best to avoid too much deworming anyway, the meds. can ruin their immune system if given to often. She should be fine . :)
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Re: Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

Postby SkittlesK » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:41 am

Okay thanks.
So just leave her be?
I know she's way behind on brumation it would make sense

And would it be okay to let her brumated with parasites?
Say I didn't know she had them.
Would she still make it through brumation?
She's big.
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Re: Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

Postby AHBD » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:37 pm

Yes, she should be fine. I owned beardies from way back in the 90's and never did anything to prep for brumation and I never had a problem with any of them. They are built to do a slow down all the way up to 3-4 month brumations.
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Re: Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

Postby SkittlesK » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:09 am

Okay well she's been basking in the mornings.
I'll pick her up and she'll just go lay down and not bask.
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Re: Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

Postby AHBD » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:14 am

It's still all normal behavior, she didn't really brumate but her metabolism is sluggish. If your'e really worried you can have a fecal test done again in a few weeks but I think she's fine. A blood test cn be done as well to rule out other problems but I don't think you'll find any problem.
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Re: Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

Postby SkittlesK » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:26 am

Right.
Thanks.

So since her eating has slowed down to a halt it's brumation?
my local reptile said they brumate 99.9% of the time if they do their first year.
So this has to be brumation idk what else it could be :study:
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Re: Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

Postby AHBD » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:33 am

Yes, most dragons will brumate, the b.d. forums are full of questions + concerns about sluggish and/or sleeping beardies this time of year. My 2 just woke up after going to sleep in late October. I wouldn't worry. :)
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Re: Re-infection or brumation possibly shed?

Postby SkittlesK » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:56 pm

Ok I sent in a fecal cross your fingers for me guys
I will let you guys know

EDIT:
Thank you everyone and AHBD for being helpful
It was negative :D
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