Best care for disabled bearded?

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Re: Best care for disabled bearded?

Postby DragonQueen3 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:00 pm

This is his poop today.
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It's a little wet, but I fed him some water today from a dropper. Other than that do you think everything is ok?

He pooped yesterday but I can't comment on the quality because it was in his bath.
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Re: Best care for disabled bearded?

Postby AHBD » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:02 am

It's pretty close to perfect actually as far as color + consistency. BTW, don't worry about putting on muscle + gaining weight, he is a perfect size and keep in mind that over feeding as he becomes an adult will be counter productive + cause more harm than good. A lean beardie is generally healthier + avoids problems like gout , joint problems , organ/kidney problems + lack of mobility.
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Re: Best care for disabled bearded?

Postby DragonQueen3 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:05 am

Ok that's good.

So all in all, he will need newspaper and shelfliner bedding, any logs and hammocks set up low so he can't fall off, and to try and get some exercise?

Thanks for everyone's help!
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Re: Best care for disabled bearded?

Postby AHBD » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:02 pm

Sounds good ! Post pics of the new set up when you can and ask any Q's thay you may have. :)
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Re: Best care for disabled bearded?

Postby DragonQueen3 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:53 pm

Do you know of anything I could use to cover his nubs if I wanted to let him walk on the floor? Non adhesive liner in his cage, but what about when I take him out and let hikm explore and get exercise?
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Re: Best care for disabled bearded?

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Re: Best care for disabled bearded?

Postby AHBD » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:47 am

You could let him crawl on an old comforter on the floor or your bed [ an old one in case he has to poo suddenly ] Follow him around with a wad of newspaper in case you see that butt wiggle [ imminent bathroom episode ] to catch it on the paper + avoid a mess . Carpet is O.K for him to explore on as well, hard surfaces just for short periods.
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Re: Best care for disabled bearded?

Postby DragonQueen3 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:58 am

Yes... we found out about the wiggle yesterday when he pooped on my boyfriend's leg 😂😂😂
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Re: Best care for disabled bearded?

Postby AHBD » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:20 am

You have been completely accepted as her new family. :lol:
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Re: Best care for disabled bearded?

Postby DragonPete » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:16 pm

DragonQueen3 wrote:Yes... we found out about the wiggle yesterday when he pooped on my boyfriend's leg 😂😂😂

Education under fire! 😆 Too funny!
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Re: Best care for disabled bearded?

Postby DragonQueen3 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:53 am

Do you guys think he would do well in a bioactive environment? Or should I stick with newspaper and shelf liner as substrate?

I've been researching bioactive enclosures for almost 8 months now and feel confident I could put it together. I'm a spot cleaner so I know any poops and urates would be picked up in the event that the cleaner crew isn't fully grown and working yet.

But I'm now unsure if the soil and leaves would rub his little nubs raw or not.

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Re: Best care for disabled bearded?

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:25 pm

If you have the space and are confident in setting it up it might be worth a shot. I don't imagine the surfaces would be hard or rough enough to cause a problem but I don't have firsthand experience with bioactive setups.
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