Sunken eyes while brumating

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Sunken eyes while brumating

Postby celliott303 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:44 pm

Hi!
So I'm almost certain my 4-year-old beardy is in brumation. However, every night around bedtime, his eyes will be sunken in. When he wakes up, his eyes will be normal.
I already know the main cause is dehydration, so I dripped water on his nose and he drank a lot. So instead of dripping a lot on his nose, I just ran him a bath so he can drink on his own.
In the bath, he drank some water and also defecated. His feces was completely normal. After the bath, his eyes were normal. The next day, his eyes were normal. But when bedtime rolled around, his eyes were sunken in again.
His behavior hasn't changed except for being in brumation. His eyes have not been doing this the past years when he went into brumation.

Could his eyes be sunken in because he IS in brumation? Or should I be concerned?
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Re: Sunken eyes while brumating

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:16 pm

It could just be the way his eyes are when he is relaxed as he ages. Since they return to normal when he is awake it makes me think this may be the case. Can you post some photos of him and his eyes? Has his weight remained relatively stable while he is in brumation? It’s good that you offered water if he was drinking a bit.
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Re: Sunken eyes while brumating

Postby Drache613 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:49 am

Hello,

Definitely post some pictures for us, just so we can see his physical condition.
Can you tell whether or not he is losing weight at all?

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Re: Sunken eyes while brumating

Postby celliott303 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:26 pm

CooperDragon wrote:It could just be the way his eyes are when he is relaxed as he ages. Since they return to normal when he is awake it makes me think this may be the case. Can you post some photos of him and his eyes? Has his weight remained relatively stable while he is in brumation? It’s good that you offered water if he was drinking a bit.


Hi, here are the pictures. Both from today. This morning, his eyes were normal, while this evening, his eyes are sunken in.
I have them time stamped so you can see. And his weight has remained the same as it was before he went into brumation.
Please let me know what you think!!
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Re: Sunken eyes while brumating

Postby celliott303 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:27 pm

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

Definitely post some pictures for us, just so we can see his physical condition.
Can you tell whether or not he is losing weight at all?

Tracie


Hi, I have posted pictures of him in another post. And his weight has remained the same as before he went into brumation.
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