Emaciated Beardie

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Re: Emaciated Beardie

Postby MugglesMom » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:11 am

Ok, that makes more sense. I couldn't see 2/3 of the top header on my phone. Had to email the pics to my PC lol. Here ya go.

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Re: Emaciated Beardie

Postby MugglesMom » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:07 am

Hey, just wanted to check in since I never heard definitely if I should be force feeding him. He did start eating *some* bugs after he got into his new cage. He weighs 41 grams now (up from the 34 a week ago when I got him). So should I leave him alone, or does he need the extra help? I can still see his backbone. I can tell he feels better because he bit me this morning. He was doing that at the pet store and I figured it was the fear (fight or flight) response not allowing him to feel how bad he really felt. Then he got here and was safe, so he chilled out, and I told mom we'd know when he felt better because he'd start being a twit again, and sure enough. I don't mind. I'm happy he's feeling better.
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Re: Emaciated Beardie

Postby AHBD » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:12 am

Nice set up for the little one. :) He's a tiny bit on the thin side but not emaciated at all right now. He's gaining weight + eating so you're doing a great job with him, no need to force feed him at all. :)
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Re: Emaciated Beardie

Postby MugglesMom » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:17 am

Ok good. Now that he's back to his feisty self, I don't really want to stick something in his mouth haha. I will hang onto the carnivore care and bee pollen for a rainy day. Hopefully I never need it. And I'm sorry. I considered this emaciated. Sorry if I gave the wrong impression. Anytime I can see an animals spine I'm like "Eeeek!"
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Re: Emaciated Beardie

Postby AHBD » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:27 am

If he likes having a bit of it just drip some that is watered down on his snout . If he doesn't like it you can still drip plain water on his snout a few times a week to help him stay hydrated. BTW, does he bask under the uvb bulb or spend more time on the left ? I see his heat bulb is over there, just wonder if you know the temps. in both areas.
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Re: Emaciated Beardie

Postby MugglesMom » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:30 am

He doesn't like anything around his face. He just lays on his rock looking like a grumpy old man. :lol:
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Re: Emaciated Beardie

Postby MugglesMom » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:25 pm

Just wanted to let you guys know that he ate half of his salad today and 3 superworms this evening. He looks better. I think we're ok.
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Re: Emaciated Beardie

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:51 am

That's good to hear! Hopefully the trend will continue. =)
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Re: Emaciated Beardie

Postby AHBD » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:20 pm

Yes, good to hear it ! Be sure the superworms aren't the staple insect and are not too large. They can cause impaction in smaller dragons very quickly, so not to be negative but just be careful. :)
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