9 year old beardie, just lazy or something else?

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9 year old beardie, just lazy or something else?

Postby OhMyNord » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:13 am

Hi guys,

I have a 9 year old beardie, Cato, who doesn't move around a lot, even when I get him out he just wants to go back in his tank. He's been like this few the last year and a half. He eats a few morio worms very 2-3 days, and will only eat blended greens :lol: which is fine by me.

Just wondering if this is normal at his age? He was treated for a respiratory infection last year which he recovered well from, just wanted an opinion on how others older dragons behave :)
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Re: 9 year old beardie, just lazy or something else?

Postby HerpGirl » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:44 am

huh, that's weird! Beardies live 8-12 years so he's getting up there. He could just be lazy or very sick. How are his bowel movements?
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Re: 9 year old beardie, just lazy or something else?

Postby OhMyNord » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:52 am

HerpGirl wrote:huh, that's weird! Beardies live 8-12 years so he's getting up there. He could just be lazy or very sick. How are his bowel movements?

Well he does poop every couple of days but he doesn't eat a lot so I'm assuming that's why, no smell either. May be worth a vet visit when the lockdown is over, just to be sure. I'm about to change his UVB bulb so I'll see if that makes a difference :)
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Re: 9 year old beardie, just lazy or something else?

Postby HerpGirl » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:20 pm

OhMyNord wrote:
HerpGirl wrote:huh, that's weird! Beardies live 8-12 years so he's getting up there. He could just be lazy or very sick. How are his bowel movements?

Well he does poop every couple of days but he doesn't eat a lot so I'm assuming that's why, no smell either. May be worth a vet visit when the lockdown is over, just to be sure. I'm about to change his UVB bulb so I'll see if that makes a difference :)


Yeah good idea! You never know with beardies!!
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