I think my Beardie just died.

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I think my Beardie just died.

Postby MintTea » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:31 pm

Bought my Beardie a week after Christmas the pet store just got them in. Have a 20 gallon tank, uv lighting, basking light and heat light. Feed him only crickets and dust them one a week. This morning found him in his water dish. The dish had only enough water to wet his belly. If that much. Then this afternoon he changed position in the dish and the water had dried up. I decided to pick him up to check on him and he didn’t move body seems stiff but I could of sworn I saw his eye lid close and then open a bit. This can’t be. Is there anyway for sure to know if he’s dead? What did I do wrong? I feel like a failure and bad person.
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Re: I think my Beardie just died.

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:21 pm

Take him a vet and ask them to check for signs life. Most vets have portable handheld doppler ultrasounds and if there is any blood flow it will be picked up using one.
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Re: I think my Beardie just died.

Postby Drache613 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:08 am

Hello,

Oh dear, I am sorry this has happened.
Do you see any signs of breathing, etc from him? Is it possible that he aspirated some water
from his water dish?
I would remove his water dish though, in case he got too chilled or did accidentally choke on
some water overnight.
Let us know how things are going. I agree, if you can get him to a vet for analysis, that would
be helpful. You don't want to bury him if he is still with you.

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Re: I think my Beardie just died.

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:19 am

I was told by a vet to pinch their tail really hard and it they are alive they will move it
just a suggestion
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Re: I think my Beardie just died.

Postby Gormagon » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:07 am

KarrieRee wrote:I was told by a vet to pinch their tail really hard and it they are alive they will move it
just a suggestion
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WHAT!!?? What kind of a vet do you go to? Does he have a bone through his nose?
If you did that, you could break bones in the tail....WOW !
Much less harmful to just turn it on it's back. If he has signs of life he will try to right himself.
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Re: I think my Beardie just died.

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:32 am

It was a vet on line- I first tried putting her under running water no response then pinched the sides of tail no response- she was gone-
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Re: I think my Beardie just died.

Postby Gormagon » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:44 am

KarrieRee wrote:It was a vet on line- I first tried putting her under running water no response then pinched the sides of tail no response- she was gone-
Karrie

I am sorry for your loss.
Online medical help sites, most times can not be taken seriously, even vets. I don't trust them at all.
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Re: I think my Beardie just died.

Postby Drache613 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:09 pm

Hello,

I don't think the OP has answered back??
I hope they update us on their dragon.
I agree, the online doctors/vets are not always 100%.

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