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Fall

Postby Dragongirl14 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:41 pm

Guys can someone help?! My beardie was just sitting on my shoulder and all of a sudden he fell, it was into hard wooden flooring and he made quite a sound. I offered him a mealworm and he ate it. Do you guys think he will be okay?!? I am really worried! 😖😣
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Re: Fall

Postby Drache613 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:13 pm

Hello,

That is quite a fall indeed. How did he land, on his back or straight on his tummy?
He landed on a hard wooden floor? How big is he & what is his age?
I would definitely watch for decreased activity, more lethargic behavior with less appetite,
limping, etc along with a gray to black beard which could indicate stress & or pain.
If he starts exhibiting anything out of the ordinary you might consider taking him into the
vets for an x-ray to see if he injured himself.
Hopefully, he will just be perfectly fine!

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Re: Fall

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:29 pm

I think a quick examination by the local reptile vet is in order, include xrays.

Bearded dragons are very good at hiding it when they are injured / sick.

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Re: Fall

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:30 pm

Only time I allow my skinks and dragons on my shoulder are when I'm sitting on the bed or my lounge , if they fall off , it's not far and a soft landing.
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CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Fluffy - 4yr rescued lawnmowing accident victim 14Nov17.
Lucky - cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
Wriggles - rescued injured ,thought she was a big lizard, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16. .
Gecko : Godzilla the hatchling GEHYRA GECKO (hatched May 2019)
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Re: Fall

Postby Drache613 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:38 pm

Hello,

How is your dragon doing this evening? Any behavioral changes thus far?
I hope he is doing well.

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Re: Fall

Postby Dragongirl14 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:22 pm

He seems to be all good. He is eating almost everything I am offering him. He was running round on the ground when I put him down in the lounge. He has had a bit of a black beard but he is also shedding and it usually goes black when he sheds. He weighs about 180grams and is around 8 weeks old. He doesn’t should surf unless I am sitting down, what happened was he was in my hand and and got a fright and when running up my arm onto my shoulder and fell. He fell onto his tummy/hands and feet. I have been closely monitoring him, and I will carry on over the next few days. I will keep you guys posted on how he is doing 😊
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Re: Fall

Postby Drache613 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:12 pm

Hello,

That is good news he is active & running around right now.
Yes, most do get grouchy somewhat when they are shedding. He is a sizeable dragon for an
8 week old, did you mean 8 months old at 180 grams?
Post some pictures of him also so we can see him.

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Re: Fall

Postby Dragongirl14 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:45 pm

Oops I got that wrong, he is 4 months old and weighs 145grams. Haha that would be one massive dragon if he was 8 weeks and 180grams 😂. I will definitely put a pic up, I’m not to sure how to tho... 😂😬
He has an Instagram account tho it is @ChemmyTheBeardie.
If you tell me how to put pics up definitely will 😊
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