Sick adopted bearded dragon

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Re: Sick adopted bearded dragon

Postby exit24a » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:38 am

He’s still not doing good, only getting a couple licks of baby food a day. I’m keeping him hydrated and giving him opportunities to eat but I also don’t want to stress him too much
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Re: Sick adopted bearded dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:53 am

I would syringe food him 1 ml 3 / per day-- do you have any critical care ? Herbivore or carnivore? I dont think you can get it at the pet store at least I have looked here in mine and I cant get it there only at vets --- I would give him some baby food chicken and may be mix the squash and chicken together water it down and give it to him that way - 1-1 ratio - make it watery so it comes out of the syringe easier - my husband made the end of the syringe wider by boring it open w/ a knife - you may need assistance doing it --- take the bottom lip on one side w/ the thumb and pull down to get the syringe in I used my for finger and went on on opposite side and got baby to open mouth that way - and slowly put food in so he didnt aspirate the food -
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Re: Sick adopted bearded dragon

Postby Ellentomologist » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:34 am

KarrieRee wrote:I would syringe food him 1 ml 3 / per day-- do you have any critical care ? Herbivore or carnivore?


You can order critical care overnight off of amazon, too. For a young beardie, I'd go with carnivore care personally.
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Re: Sick adopted bearded dragon

Postby exit24a » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:46 am

I’m having difficulty syringe feeding him. His body is so small and stiff and he doesn’t respond to anything I can’t really get my fingers to open his mouth
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Re: Sick adopted bearded dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:52 am

Is he alive? Have someone help you or take him to a rescue place in town --
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Re: Sick adopted bearded dragon

Postby Aaradimian » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:50 am

exit24a wrote:I’m having difficulty syringe feeding him. His body is so small and stiff and he doesn’t respond to anything I can’t really get my fingers to open his mouth

Uh oh, that doesn't sound good. You might be able to try pulling GENTLY back or down on the side of his jaw on one side or down using the skin fold of his beard to get him to open up enough to eat. I have used both in the past on mine with varying success.
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Re: Sick adopted bearded dragon

Postby exit24a » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:06 pm

He is alive. I gave him a bath and he started to get less stiff, still not doing good and still not eating much but a few licks but I’m going to have someone help me try to syringe feed him later.
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Re: Sick adopted bearded dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:09 pm

Yes please do--- and please feed him 3 times per day if you can -
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Re: Sick adopted bearded dragon

Postby exit24a » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:08 pm

I finally was able to pull the side of his mouth down and put some baby food water mixture in but it’s hard to tell if any even made it inside
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Re: Sick adopted bearded dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:14 pm

Give him to time to swallow -- mine was so weak she didnt even fight but I did give her time to swallow and I could tell she was swallowing cuz she would move her tongue - but she was past the point of no return and died on Sunday--- the person that had her starved her to death --- I believe all her organs shut down and that was it --- it was heartbreaking so stories like this are rather raw for me at this point --- I am still thinking about her --- I didnt get her in time to save her
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Re: Sick adopted bearded dragon

Postby exit24a » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:22 pm

He doesn’t fight it either.. and after I put it in he kinda of did a chewing motion. I’m not able to put that much food in because his mouth is so tiny
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Re: Sick adopted bearded dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:30 pm

1 ml a little at a time---- I have a syringe that is probably 3 cc or ml I am not sure so that is what I put in a little at a time -- I fed her 3 times per day
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Re: Sick adopted bearded dragon

Postby exit24a » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:14 am

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I got home and found this in his tank. Is it vomit? What does this mean?
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Re: Sick adopted bearded dragon

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:44 am

That looks like messy poop with some urate. Good that his system is processing a bit. Hopefully he will start taking some water and maybe a bit of food voluntarily.
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Re: Sick adopted bearded dragon

Postby exit24a » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:40 am

Unfortunately Barry passed away this morning
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