What problems can my bearded dragon ingesting vinegar cause?

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What problems can my bearded dragon ingesting vinegar cause?

Postby BrentBigginsButt » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:05 pm

I accidentally have been using a mixture of 50% water and 50% vinegar to spray the vegetables I have been giving my beardie, and on occasion, I sprayed my beardie with this mixture to cool him down.
Obviously this isn't the best for him but should I take him to a vet to see if he has developed any health issues because of him ingesting the mixture? He is a juvenile so I am even more worried about him not growing properly.
Any help would be appreciated and I've never had a beardie before but he doesn't seem to look sickly because of him ingesting the mixture and he eats fine too.
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Re: What problems can my bearded dragon ingesting vinegar ca

Postby Claudiusx » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:10 pm

Well besides it being acidic and being potentially damaging to the skin and to the eyes, there shouldn't really be any bad issues arise from it now that you realized your mistake.

I find it important to always label my spray bottles so I know what is in them. If you rinse down your veggies with it, just make sure you rinse them again in water to rinse the vinegar out.

Has your dragon been acting sickly?

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Re: What problems can my bearded dragon ingesting vinegar ca

Postby BrentBigginsButt » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:19 pm

Claudiusx wrote:Well besides it being acidic and being potentially damaging to the skin and to the eyes, there shouldn't really be any bad issues arise from it now that you realized your mistake.

I find it important to always label my spray bottles so I know what is in them. If you rinse down your veggies with it, just make sure you rinse them again in water to rinse the vinegar out.

Has your dragon been acting sickly?

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What would him acting sickly look like?
Do you know how the vinegar would affect his skin or eyes?
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Re: What problems can my bearded dragon ingesting vinegar ca

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:26 am

Not sure how he would act / react w/ the vinegar but I would give him a bath in some warm water to rinse the vinegar off of him -- vinegar / water solution is good to clean the tank --- if your going to rinse the veggies just rinse in regular water like your going to eat them --- and as far as spraying regular water in a spray bottle --- nothing else - good for shedding when needed and if his skin gets crackly/ dry use a baby tooth brush and gently brush after spraying w/ water --- it will help the shed come off -- watch his behavior anything out of the ordinary post again and we will help as much as we can
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