I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

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I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

Postby KendallmhG » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:58 am

My beardie, grevious, recently started shedding he has problems shedding so I have to give him bath often I went away for a weekend he was fed btw but when I came back he had a scab on his bottom eyelid I didn’t think much of it and let him go. But it didn’t get smaller or go away it just kept getting bigger and bigger. Recently I’ve been going away often due to it being hunting season and I didn’t want to bring him because it would be too cold we’re we go hunting. So I’m not sure if he’s been itching it off or soemthing but it’s gotten so big and swollen he can’t open his eye! I don’t know what to do I’ve been trying to find a way to help him with out going to the vet(all of the vets in my area are closed due to covid) I really really need help I don’t know how to help him and it’s getting bad please help!!
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Re: I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:06 am

Please post a pic of it
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post
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Re: I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

Postby KendallmhG » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:12 am

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Re: I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:13 am

Ok they didnt come thru --- click on XIMG and see if they downloaded if they did they will come up then click on the pic and it should post
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Re: I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

Postby KendallmhG » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:17 am

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Re: I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

Postby AHBD » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:24 pm

That's a serious problem, you'll need a qualified reptile vet to look at that. For now you can apply raw unpasteurized honey to hopefully loosen it. Dilute the honey 1 to 4 parts warm water, then be sure there are no loose crickets in the tank. Have you seen any loose crickets ? The wound looks almost fungal but loose crickets will aggravate + worsen the problem by biting. Please post pics of your tank as well. Sorry to see this problem + hope you can get some help.
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Re: I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

Postby KendallmhG » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:34 pm

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Here’s his tank thank you for that information I’ve just started putting honey on it yesterday I’m calling the vet tomorrow to see if I can get a appointment if they’ve opened up or not I have to go away this weekend do you think he’ll be okay to not go to the vet for a week or so? And be okay alone all day Saturday and part of the day Sunday?
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Re: I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:39 pm

No I would address this problem right away----- the UVB is a T 5 or a T 8? If its a T 5 basking distance should be 12-15 inches from decor and it should be directly underneath if its a T 8 distance should be 6-8 inches from basking decor directly underneath
---- here is a website for a vet
www.arav.org ----------PLEASE GET HIM IN
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Re: I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

Postby AHBD » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:45 pm

You should see a vet ASAP, this is more of an emergency. When an animal has eye trauma they often rub it and make things worse. They don't understand it like we would. This may be very painful and the sooner it's seen the better chance of recovery.
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Re: I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

Postby KendallmhG » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:51 pm

What if I can’t get him in right away? I cant get him in for a week or so...
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Re: I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:54 pm

Tell them its a ER -- please check out the website I posted and go from there
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Re: I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

Postby AHBD » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:56 pm

I agree to try an emergency vet. If it can't be right away then just take care of him the best you can, applying the honey and watching that there are no loose insects in the tank. Do you have any idea how it got like this ?
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Re: I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

Postby KendallmhG » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:58 pm

I’m not sure I went away for a weekend and when I came back he had it but just kept growing... there’s no insects in his tank he does have a good diet and it hasn’t changed at all he’s eating regularly as he has since I’ve gotten him
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Re: I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

Postby Drache613 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:45 pm

Hello,

Oh my, that appears to be an abscess of some type. He definitely needs to be seen by a
vet as soon as you can because that cannot be comfortable at all. To be honest, I am getting
really sick & tired of the vets closing down due to a farce of Covid. Personally I think it is a
cop out & excuse not to work. Try to find one who is willing to work & wants to treat a reptile.
For now, as suggested, try the raw, unpasteurized honey on the eye to help out in the case of
infection.
Which UVB tube bulb are you using?

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Re: I NEED HELP IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:09 am

Here is a website to find a vet
www.arav.org
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