Big belly

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Big belly

Postby amelia1 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:27 pm

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My bearded dragon’s belly looks a little bigger than usual. It’s hard to tell in the picture but it is slightly distended, it looked a little worse before. Is he fat or is this another health concern? He is a juvenile and I’m pretty sure he is a male.
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Re: Big belly

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:12 pm

He looks healthy to me. They are able to puff out and pancake at will so their skin and bellies tend to be pretty flexible and change from time to time.
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Re: Big belly

Postby Emjay22 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:52 pm

No need to be worried, they can puff out or suck in their bellies. Tavia’s belly blows up like a ballon when she’s eating her crickets and then flattens back out a bit after a few minutes. As long as there’s no hard lumps in it, then he’s okay. (To check, gently massage his belly) if there is then look up ‘impactions’ on here and you should find a solution. Good luck with him! (He’s gorgeous by the way)

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Re: Big belly

Postby Drache613 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:40 am


The beardie belly looks normal to me also. They will become a bit larger if they have just eaten,
or as suggested, they are pancaking.
He definitely isn't fat & he is still growing so he will fill out a lot more as he gets older.

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