Bearded Dragon ate a (blunt) toothpick

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Bearded Dragon ate a (blunt) toothpick

Postby M0rk » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:18 pm

guys I might have a possible emergency on my hands
I usually feed some of my geckos pangea and give the rest of it to my bearded
and what I do to give it him is a blunt sanded down toothpick
so he decided to bite it into what I think was into quarters then swallows the whole thing before I could grab him and get all of it out of his mouth
hes not a baby, but hes not really an adult either
Im already gonna start treating him for impaction, but Im really worried for the guy
but worst case scenario hell just have to go to the vet I guess
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Re: Bearded Dragon ate a (blunt) toothpick

Postby DorgEndo » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:16 pm

That very much sounds like an emergency. Wood can't be digested. The shape seems like beyond impaction risk. I'm no vet but I worry that wood would perforate the stomach or intestines which would be a worst case scenario. Call your vet. Call the nearest 24 animal hospital, even if it is not close someone might be able to get you started on how to get treated. Don't wait
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Re: Bearded Dragon ate a (blunt) toothpick

Postby M0rk » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:01 am

I've already started treating for impaction, so I'll call a couple vets around my area and see what they can do. Thank you for the reply, and I'll keep this post updated
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