Bearded dragon fell

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Bearded dragon fell

Postby Reptilelady » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:32 am

Hello everyone,
My bearded dragon fell about 33 inches from his enclosure onto the carpet. He landed flat on his belly but want to make sure he doesn't suffer any internal injuries :(
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Re: Bearded dragon fell

Postby MrSpectrum » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:02 am

:? Was there a question in there? :?
As long as he's not limping or displaying other symptoms, my best guess is that he's fine. These guys fall & jump out of trees in the wild, and I'm sure many/most here have stories about their dragons jumping or falling from crazy heights. Mine dives off his 18" tower onto rocks below and faceplants himself in his bug bowl. Every time I take him out he squirms & tries to dive/jump off into space...
("I believe I can fly....")

They're really pretty lightweight, and have a lot of surface area and points to distribute the force of any fall between.

By all means, keep an eye on him for symptoms or signs of injury (including internal--look for blood/changes in stool), and try to curb his suicidal tendencies, but I think he's likely OK. :wink:

ADDENDUM:
He's also rolled off his tower. Ever seen a video of a dog or cat lying on the edge of a sofa or countertop and rolling off? Just like that. :wink:
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