Black belly spots

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Black belly spots

Postby CakeDragon » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:34 pm

One of my bearded dragon Hatchlings has little black dots on the belly.

Any ideas what this could be? I originally thought stress Mark's but they're so light in the picture compared to the spots.

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Re: Black belly spots

Postby AHBD » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:53 am

Hi there,aside from the normal little pattern it looks like the darker spots are probably poo or some food stains. Those should come off if you soak him for a few minutes in warm water or just wait until his next shed, which will be soon with a growing baby. :)
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Re: Black belly spots

Postby CakeDragon » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:50 pm

Thank you!

My friend who is the owner is worried they might be burns or fungus. (I really didnt think so but wanted to ask to be sure)

Also, is it normal for some babies to grow quicker if the mama was egg bound? For 2 weeks to be exact.
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Re: Black belly spots

Postby AHBD » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:38 am

If the mother laid her eggs then she wasn't really eggbound, even if it seemed she was taking long to lay the eggs it wouldn't have any effect on the babies growth. Was she taken to a vet that said she was eggbound ? The mother's genetics , health and how the hatchlings are cared for will dictate how they grow. How old + what size are they ?
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Re: Black belly spots

Postby CakeDragon » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:01 am

She was egg bound for 2 weeks and the vet had to induce labor with an oxytocin injection. She then played 22 eggs, 1 being infertile. 10 out of the 21 hatched.

Mom is 1 year and 3 months (vet estimation). All the babies are currently a month old and going through the first shed.
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