My baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!!

This forum is for urgent health concerns, where your beardie seems very ill and you need immediate help!

My baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!!

Postby Strawberrysophia » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:30 pm

[Click image to enlarge]
I got my baby bearded dragon from petsmart about 3 months ago (I know it’s a risk getting them from there) and about 2 weeks ago I fed him his daily crickets and after he finished up I noticed he was opening his mouth a little funny, when I further investigated with a q-tip I found that he was bleeding from his mouth!??? And again today after I fed him greens it happened again? This has only ever happened 2 times and I don’t know what it is or what’s causing it :/
He’s currently in a 20gallon with a 75watt basking light a 13watt uvb ,, I feed him crickets 5 times a week and greens 2 times a week, he’s on a reptile Matt and I’m not sure how old he is exactly,, he’s about 7 1/2 inches of that helps,,, he’s my first BABY bearded dragon, he also seems to have a hard time swallowing his food, almost like his tongue is too big for his mouth.
Strawberrysophia
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:11 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: My baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:12 pm

I would get him into the vet--- here is a website to find a vet www.arav.org
Karrie
KarrieRee
BD.org Addict
 
Posts: 5745
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:24 am

Re: My baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!!

Postby destiny1998 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:15 pm

Hi. I think maybe the crickets legs poked him. Idk about the salad. Glad you listed your set up. I hate to say this but your set up needs to be re done. You need a reptisun 10.0 t5 long tube. Get rid of the heat matt. What are the temps and how do you take them? If it's those round stick on one's those are very inaccurate. Also he needs to be fed 2x a day live bugs and salad every day. He also needs his food sprinkled with calcium 5x a week. Vitamins 2x a week.
destiny1998
Extreme Poster
 
Posts: 4353
Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:08 pm

Re: My baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!!

Postby Drache613 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:51 am

Hello,

Sorry your little one has a bit of a sore mouth.
Are the crickets smaller than the space between the eyes? If they are too large, he will have
some trouble chewing them & digesting them, too.
The cricket legs can get a bit sharp, or he may have scratched his mouth on something in his
tank possibly. Do you have any sharp rocks or other objects in his tank he could have hurt it
on?
If it is raw or sore, you can use some raw, unpasteurized honey or manuka honey on the area
to help keep it from getting infected & expedite the healing process.

Tracie
User avatar
Drache613
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 39324
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:33 pm
Location: May, Texas

Re: My baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!!

Postby kingofnobbys » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:52 am

If you decide to try the honey treatment , don't leave any uneaten insects in the hatchlings tank as they will go for the honey and make the injury worse.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : new rescues Cheakie (subadult M) Nov 2019, Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
kingofnobbys
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 11349
Joined: Tue May 12, 2015 10:56 pm

Re: My baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!!

Postby Strawberrysophia » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:49 am

destiny1998 wrote:Hi. I think maybe the crickets legs poked him. Idk about the salad. Glad you listed your set up. I hate to say this but your set up needs to be re done. You need a reptisun 10.0 t5 long tube. Get rid of the heat matt. What are the temps and how do you take them? If it's those round stick on one's those are very inaccurate. Also he needs to be fed 2x a day live bugs and salad every day. He also needs his food sprinkled with calcium 5x a week. Vitamins 2x a week.

I do not have a heat Matt, I meant a reptile carpet,, instead of loose substrate,, and I’ll look into the 10.0 t5 tube!!! The temp on his basking side is 95 and 90-85 on the cool side! Thanks for the tips on feeding I really appreciate it :)
Strawberrysophia
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:11 pm

Re: My baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!!

Postby Strawberrysophia » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:56 am

[quote="Drache613"]Hello,

Sorry your little one has a bit of a sore mouth.
Are the crickets smaller than the space between the eyes? If they are too large, he will have
some trouble chewing them & digesting them, too.
The cricket legs can get a bit sharp, or he may have scratched his mouth on something in his
tank possibly. Do you have any sharp rocks or other objects in his tank he could have hurt it
on?
If it is raw or sore, you can use some raw, unpasteurized honey or manuka honey on the area
to help keep it from getting infected & expedite the healing process.
The crickets I feed him are smaller than the space between his eyes and I couldn’t seem to find any objects in his tank that couldn’t possibly scratched him and I’ll be sure try the honey treatment ,, thank you so much for replying!
Strawberrysophia
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:11 pm

Re: My baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!!

Postby Strawberrysophia » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:00 am

Strawberrysophia wrote:
Drache613 wrote:Hello,

Sorry your little one has a bit of a sore mouth.
Are the crickets smaller than the space between the eyes? If they are too large, he will have
some trouble chewing them & digesting them, too.
The cricket legs can get a bit sharp, or he may have scratched his mouth on something in his
tank possibly. Do you have any sharp rocks or other objects in his tank he could have hurt it
on?
If it is raw or sore, you can use some raw, unpasteurized honey or manuka honey on the area
to help keep it from getting infected & expedite the healing process.

The crickets I feed him are smaller than the space between his eyes and I couldn’t seem to find any objects in his tank that couldn’t possibly scratched him and I’ll be sure try the honey treatment ,, thank you so much for replying!
Strawberrysophia
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:11 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: My baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:02 am

That T 5 is going to be real strong for the 20 gallon but great for a 40 or bigger- if you get a fixture for a T 5 you can get a T 8 bulb till you upgrade the tank - your little one won't be in that 20 gallon long-- I would look for a tank w/ front doors on FB market place or Craigslist- if you find one make sure you sanitize it good-- make sure you get a fixture w/ a reflector
Karrie
KarrieRee
BD.org Addict
 
Posts: 5745
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:24 am

Re: My baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!!

Postby Strawberrysophia » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:18 am

KarrieRee wrote:That T 5 is going to be real strong for the 20 gallon but great for a 40 or bigger- if you get a fixture for a T 5 you can get a T 8 bulb till you upgrade the tank - your little one won't be in that 20 gallon long-- I would look for a tank w/ front doors on FB market place or Craigslist- if you find one make sure you sanitize it good-- make sure you get a fixture w/ a reflector
Karrie
do you recommend a certain type of T8 bulb ,, and would a T5 fixture work with a T8 bulb? What does a reflector do? Sorry I’ve never really looked super into these things, as I always a bulb in a dome was fine... which I will now switch out with a tube light
Strawberrysophia
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:11 pm

Re: My baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:25 am

The T 8 is a less stronger bulb and get a Reptisun 10.0 you can find the T 8 bulbs at Petco or Petsmart they are the best on the market - for that 20 gallon it will be good and when you upgrade to the larger tank it will go into the tank -- but for now you want it sitting on top of the tank w/ NO screen under it - so you might want to sit the fixture width wise and get a 24" fixture -- you can look on line at Amazon or you can get one from here as well I have gotten all mine from http://www.pangeareptiles.com - they have like a generic fixture that will work it has a reflector - the reflector directs the UVB rays to him downward not all over the tank if you have one w/ no reflector --- the one on pangea is like $32 --- look under T 5 fixtures I believe --- the T 5 bulbs are strong and suitable for your bigger tanks that is why I suggested the T 8 w/ a 24 " fixture cuz later on down the road you can get the T 5 bulb -- the T 8 bulb needs to be replaced every 6 months whereas the T 5 once a year-- I forgot to mention you want a piece of decor sitting directly underneath it 8-10 inches from the light
Karrie
KarrieRee
BD.org Addict
 
Posts: 5745
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:24 am

update from(my baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!)

Postby Strawberrysophia » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:30 pm

So it’s the day after I post yesterday and yet again after feeding time little nubs mouth started to bleed it looked like this thick pink wall is in front of his teeth, now idk if that’s his gums but it completely blocked where I suspect his teeth are supposed to be? It doesn’t seem to hurt him when I touch his mouth with a q-tip, there’s also some white stuff that’s also on that “pink wall” ,, maybe it’s calcium? Is it time for the vet? Second opinion please?
Strawberrysophia
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:11 pm

Re: My baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:34 pm

Please try and get a pic of the inside of his mouth- it will help Tracie the vet mod look to see what's going on-
Karrie
KarrieRee
BD.org Addict
 
Posts: 5745
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:24 am

Re: My baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!!

Postby Strawberrysophia » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:36 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Please try and get a pic of the inside of his mouth- it will help Tracie the vet mod look to see what's going on-
Karrie
Thank you so much!! I’ll try and get a better picture!
Strawberrysophia
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:11 pm

Re: My baby bearded dragons mouth is bleeding!!!

Postby Strawberrysophia » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:22 pm

[Click image to enlarge]
KarrieRee wrote:Please try and get a pic of the inside of his mouth- it will help Tracie the vet mod look to see what's going on-
Karrie

This is the best picture i could get, i hope someone can get some type of answer!!
Strawberrysophia
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:11 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Next

Return to Beardie ER

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users