Head dunks in the water

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Head dunks in the water

Postby Muffin797 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:14 pm

So my beardie didn't always love water, but these days she just loves it. She's taken to playing around in it and dunking her head in the water. The water is never higher than her elbows. Today, she dunked her head for a while, what seemed too long, so I pulled her up and she seemed a little confused. I was worried she would drown in there. Is that something I should worry about? Does she know she can't breathe underwater?
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Re: Head dunks in the water

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:12 pm

Remove the water dish.

Never let her keep her head under the water (EVER).
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Re: Head dunks in the water

Postby Muffin797 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:49 am

There is no water dish. This was in the bath. What are the risks of her putting her head under the water?
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Re: Head dunks in the water

Postby VingamSecuris » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:09 am

The biggest risk is drowning and a common risk is respiratory infections. Does she show any signs of struggling to breathe or coughing?

If not, she's probably okay, but I'd keep an eye on her and make sure she doesn't do that. It's possible she doesn't know she can't breathe underwater and ends up breathing some in, so preventing her from doing that will teach her that it's not something she should be doing. :)
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