7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

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7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby Alliemc1234 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:43 am

My BD is about 7 months old and has been eating on and off for the past week. She stopped eating right after we went to the vet and got parasite medicine. She stopped eating her insects (5 a day) as much and started eating greens and then I got her bigger dubia roaches and she LOVED them. But now since yesterday she hasn't ate anything, not even hornworms which she usually eats up right away. Her beard is more droopy than normal and she has been basking all day long. Could this be some sort of early form of brumination? Or is it a side effect of the medication (albon)?
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:53 am

The medication will effect their eating --- please keep her hydrated by either bathing or dropping water on her nose -- please go over the basking temps how are you taking them NO stick ons they need to be taken w/ a digital probe thermometer -- they should be 95-110 and your UVB is it a coil or a tube w/ a hood ? Coils are inadequate-- she may be off her eating for a while how long is she on the med for?
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby Alliemc1234 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:56 am

KarrieRee wrote:The medication will effect their eating --- please keep her hydrated by either bathing or dropping water on her nose -- please go over the basking temps how are you taking them NO stick ons they need to be taken w/ a digital probe thermometer -- they should be 95-110 and your UVB is it a coil or a tube w/ a hood ? Coils are inadequate-- she may be off her eating for a while how long is she on the med for?
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She has a MVB and I have a thermometer with a probe, so it's more accurate than the stick ons. I have checked her basking temp for the past 2 days now and it is around 105. She finished the meds about a week ago and started eating like 5 days ago a lot of bigger dubia roaches, but yesterday and today she hasn't ate.
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:37 pm

What is the brand of the MVB? Keep offering food for her -- I would order some hornworms see if she will eat those they are a good hydrating worm-- www.dubiaroaches.com order a small quantity as they grow really really fast--
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby Alliemc1234 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:58 pm

She has a Megaray MVB that I got about 4 months ago. I got her hornworms and she loved them about 5 days ago when she started eating good again but now she won't eat those either :(
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:34 pm

Ok well she's definitely affected by the meds-- how long is she on them for? How is her behavior? Do you have the mvb on the screen or is it hanging unobstructed?
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby Alliemc1234 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:27 pm

I just noticed while she was basking with her mouth open that the right side of the roof of her mouth has cuts and a little inflammation which is probably painful and the cause of her not eating. I will be taking her to the vet asap for antibiotics, anything I can do in the meantime to keep it clean from infection?
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:30 pm

Feed her some raw unpasteurized honey- any idea how she got it+ anyway to post a pic so Tracie and ahbd can take a look
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:30 pm

You don't her on antibiotics unless absolutely necessary
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby Alliemc1234 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:32 pm

Thanks, how do you add a picture? I'm on using my phone so I don't know if that makes a difference.
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby Alliemc1234 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:36 pm

My guess is that she got it from eating the roaches from the hard exoskeleton or the hornworms spike or bites.
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:41 pm

That I am not sure-- but Tracie or ahbd would know- can you get a pic of the inside so they can see? I have not heard of getting sores from insects in the mouth- crickets will bite but that's on the body
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby Alliemc1234 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:47 pm

KarrieRee wrote:That I am not sure-- but Tracie or ahbd would know- can you get a pic of the inside so they can see? I have not heard of getting sores from insects in the mouth- crickets will bite but that's on the body


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Figured it out! And yes, I do know she does have an issue with her leg. Her entire leg was temporarily paralyzed after a shot at the vet, but it has slowly been getting better. How do I get Tracie or ahbd to see this post? Can you tag them?
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:54 pm

Yes already done
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby Alliemc1234 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:56 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Yes already done


Thank you!
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