Help. Super Deep Breaths Through Mouth

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Help. Super Deep Breaths Through Mouth

Postby CateAndMax » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:14 pm

Can y’all watch this video I uploaded and tell me if this is normal or possibly shed some light on what’s going on? She started breathing this way a few hours ago. Not consistently, but every couple of minutes or so. I’d like to note a couple of things, which may or may not be important... 1) I gave her a small blueberry today (her first in a year or two, in which she practically swallowed whole). I then proceeded to give her three more small blueberries that I cut in half. She really loved them, so I cut up three more and put them in her collard green salad. She didn’t eat them right away as she was very comfortable on her hammock. After an hour or two, she got down and ate them out of her salad. 2) She started breathing like this a little while after eating the blueberries, not immediately. 3) The two minute video is the only time she had a dark beard. She doesn’t fancy having the camera in her face and me just anxiously staring at her. The second I stopped recording and held her and talked to her, she lightened up. 4) She’s sleeping on my chest now, but keeps waking herself up when the deep breaths come. Just deep breaths filling up her mouth until her little lips part and release the air. Does anyone else’s dragon do this sometimes? Is it normal? She’s done it before, but this time seems a little different and I’m a worrier. https://youtu.be/esUQZufqYQo
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Re: Help. Super Deep Breaths Through Mouth

Postby CateAndMax » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:39 pm

Here is one of her sleeping just now. https://youtu.be/OtJ2NTBrizE
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Re: Help. Super Deep Breaths Through Mouth

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:05 am

The first video she looks a little anxious-- w/ half a black beard--- and then it looked like she hiccuped to me --- what is she doing today? The second video I didnt see anything out of the ordinary--
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Re: Help. Super Deep Breaths Through Mouth

Postby CateAndMax » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:51 am

KarrieRee wrote:The first video she looks a little anxious-- w/ half a black beard--- and then it looked like she hiccuped to me --- what is she doing today? The second video I didnt see anything out of the ordinary--
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She seems like she’s doing okay today, but she just never breathes through her mouth like that or has her mouth open when she’s not regulating her temp in her basking spot. Other than the occasional deep silent breath through the nose, I usually can’t hear or hardly see her breathing. Is it normal for them to breathe like this from time to time?
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Re: Help. Super Deep Breaths Through Mouth

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:16 am

I am not sure- what do you have in her tank for substrate?
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Re: Help. Super Deep Breaths Through Mouth

Postby CateAndMax » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:43 pm

KarrieRee wrote:I am not sure- what do you have in her tank for substrate?
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She has reptile carpet. She hasn’t done it again today, so I’m hoping that maybe it’s from eating those blueberries too fast after swallowing one whole? Idk.
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Re: Help. Super Deep Breaths Through Mouth

Postby ohitslexluthor » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:47 pm

How old is she? She's a very beautiful dragon btw.
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Re: Help. Super Deep Breaths Through Mouth

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:53 pm

Ok so no dust-- some more experienced can watch and see what they think
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Re: Help. Super Deep Breaths Through Mouth

Postby HoopDiddyDiddy » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:57 am

If you fed her seven blueberries in one day she was probably spazzing out from an exceedingly high blood sugar spike.
Blueberries are an occasional treat and should never be fed in this sort of quantity.
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Re: Help. Super Deep Breaths Through Mouth

Postby CateAndMax » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:44 pm

HoopDiddyDiddy wrote:If you fed her seven blueberries in one day she was probably spazzing out from an exceedingly high blood sugar spike.
Blueberries are an occasional treat and should never be fed in this sort of quantity.


They were super small blueberries, but this is the first and only time in a couple of years that I’ve given them to her, so that makes sense. I’ll be sure to avoid feeding her more than one or two blueberries at a time in the future. She’s such a hungry little beast, that she would’ve eaten 50 if I let her. Thank you for the info and for replying! I appreciate you taking the time.
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Re: Help. Super Deep Breaths Through Mouth

Postby CateAndMax » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:48 pm

ohitslexluthor wrote:How old is she? She's a very beautiful dragon btw.

She’ll be four in November! And thank you! She can seriously “talk” me into anything with her cute face 😄
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