Bearded dragon with big tummy

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Bearded dragon with big tummy

Postby mrwhizzo » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:14 am

Hi my 4 year old male dragon has a massive tummy I was just wondering if this is normal or is he just fat or something else. I got him half a year ago. I have attached some images


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Re: Bearded dragon with big tummy

Postby destiny1998 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:12 pm

Hi. Are you sure it he's a he? Looks like a female that may be gravid.
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Re: Bearded dragon with big tummy

Postby AHBD » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:40 pm

Could be a female but the blocky head is making me think male. Still would be good to double check if you're not positive. Does he poo regularly ? What + how much does he eat usually ?
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Re: Bearded dragon with big tummy

Postby mrwhizzo » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:19 am

Hi thanks for replying I will check if eddy is male or female tonight when I can. He poos about every 7 days. The people who had him before me fed him Dubia roatches about 5 a day and some salad with meal worms mixed in. I fed him about 5 roaches about one mealworm a day and put some spring greens in his mouth when he opens it because he won’t eat it at all. but about one month ago he stopped eating for a week so I lowered the temperature then he started again but after that he went of his dubia roatches and won’t eat them so I started him on crickets and locuses which he was eating untill about 2 days ago he loves to eat meal worms but I know they are bad for him but I can’t really get him to eat other stuff recently then I put veggies in his mouth
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Re: Bearded dragon with big tummy

Postby mrwhizzo » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:36 am

He actually just ate about 7 crickets and some spring greens
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Re: Bearded dragon with big tummy

Postby mrwhizzo » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:38 am

Dose anyone know if it is normal or what it could be
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Re: Bearded dragon with big tummy

Postby AHBD » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:33 am

He may have been overfed before you got him and once they are mature adults it's hard to lose the weight. If he wasn't pooping regularly I would wonder if he was impacted from the wood chips possibly. Is he very active at all ? A couple things you ccann do is feed him insects only 2 times a week and reduce the amount but greens are fine every day. Let him out of the tank to run around in a safe room, be SURE there are no loose objects on the floor that a beardie will swallow like buttons, coins, rubber bands , tiny doll shoes, lego or game pieces. Also be sure he can't get under the fridge or any holes in a wall, etc. Some exercise and reduced insect feedings may help him to lose weight. :)
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Re: Bearded dragon with big tummy

Postby mrwhizzo » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:42 am

Hi thanks for the advice he has always been pooping every 7 days the people before said that as well they had him for 6 months so I don’t know before that. But they let live good in his cage while he had wood chips so he might of swallowed one when he had wood chips I was always careful and a week ago I changed his chips for a reptil carpet he is active when I take him out of his cage he explores my room but in his cage he is not to active. Okay I will reduce the amount and let him exercise more thanks for the advice
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Re: Bearded dragon with big tummy

Postby AHBD » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:02 am

You're welcome !
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Re: Bearded dragon with big tummy

Postby loljelloclowdz » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:39 pm

mrwhizzo wrote:Hi my 4 year old male dragon has a massive tummy



He didn’t appreciate that statement 😂
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Re: Bearded dragon with big tummy

Postby mrwhizzo » Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:01 am

Haha yeah he wasn’t very happy with me after
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Re: Bearded dragon with big tummy

Postby AHBD » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:27 am

It's the equivalent of a beer-die belly. :)
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Re: Bearded dragon with big tummy

Postby mrwhizzo » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:54 am

Hi so you guys all think that he is just fat there is nothing wrong with him his tummy looks saggy as well
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Re: Bearded dragon with big tummy

Postby mrwhizzo » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:28 am

Anyone
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