New born beardie weak and yolk unabsorbed, please help!!

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New born beardie weak and yolk unabsorbed, please help!!

Postby Beardiesilk » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:44 am

My baby bearded dragons have just hatched and I have been taking them out of the incubator and into the cage. There was a small one that wasn’t moving much but I figured, like the rest of them, he was just tired. I decided afterwards I’d give all of the babies that have hatched a bath. I put a very thin and shallow layer of water for them to splash around in and get the dirt off of them. I picked up the small one that had recently hatched and realized it’s yolk wasn’t absorbed. I put it back in the incubator so that it could absorb but it has been over an hour and the yolk Is still there. Is this normal? And what can I do to help him, please share any info you have, I want him to be a healthy baby!
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Re: New born beardie weak and yolk unabsorbed, please help!!

Postby AHBD » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:52 pm

Hi there, can you post a good pic to show the baby's yolk sac ? Many times those will fall off after a 1-3 days. If the baby is a runt it may need to be kept on it's own.
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Re: New born beardie weak and yolk unabsorbed, please help!!

Postby Beardiesilk » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:37 pm

Hello, thank you for responding, good news is that he did in fact end up absorbing the egg yolk after a couple more hours, however he is substantially smaller than all the others and I guess, is a runt. Is it still a good idea to separate him? Thanks- Beardiesilk
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Re: New born beardie weak and yolk unabsorbed, please help!!

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:57 pm

Yes he will not get the nourishment he needs to survive -- the others will pick on him
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Re: New born beardie weak and yolk unabsorbed, please help!!

Postby AHBD » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:04 pm

O.K., that's good. Have you raised clutches before ? It's best to separate them very soon , 6-8 babies in a plastic tub . The runt can go in with the smallest group and just observed to see that he's eating. So how many little buggers do you have and can you post pics of how you're setting them up ?
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Re: New born beardie weak and yolk unabsorbed, please help!!

Postby Beardiesilk » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:46 pm

Hello, thank you for responding I will try to separate the little guy as soon as possible into a smaller tank,I don't know how to attach a pic, but I have them set up in a clear tank with a UV and heat lamp with newspaper as a substrate. I have around 15 that have hatched so far.
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Re: New born beardie weak and yolk unabsorbed, please help!!

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:53 pm

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic ---
I want to see the little buggers too :)
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Re: New born beardie weak and yolk unabsorbed, please help!!

Postby Beardiesilk » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:56 pm

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I got a silkie, lots of leather backs and a couple of regular scale dragons:)
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Re: New born beardie weak and yolk unabsorbed, please help!!

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:17 pm

Sweet they are so cute
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