Large jaw muscles normal?

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Large jaw muscles normal?

Postby Valie777 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:44 am

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Hello. new to the group here. Dart, my 14 month old bearded dragon has large fat pads/muscle on his mandible (lower jaw on both sides) . his teeth look fine and he isn't painful. He eats Dubia, BSFL and the occasion super. I just noticed how prominent they are after his most recent shed. is this normal? They feel just like his fat pads on the top of his head.
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Re: Large jaw muscles normal?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:39 am

My dragon has some pads in the same area, although they aren't as pronounced. Dart may just be storing more fat there by design. As long as the gums don't look swollen or infected and the pads don't change much over time I'd think of it as a feature rather than a bug.
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