Too Skinny?

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Too Skinny?

Postby Dbsxlutss » Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:57 am

I recently have had my bearded my bearded dragon lay two clutch of unfirtile eggs with the last 2 months , and today im getting concerned she doesnt really want to eat at all and is super skinny ive been dusting her crickets with calcium but she just doesnt have any intrest in eating and im scared shes getting to small! Also I noticed when she was drinking the water i was dripping onto her nose (so she could drink to not get dehydrated) her tongue was going sideway and almost twisting can anyone give me advice on foods to try to get her to gain weight !?
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Re: Too Skinny?

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:59 am

She is definitely skinny from what I can see--- are you feeding any greens? What are you using for a UVB? NO coils please --- basking temps what are they are how are you taking them NO stickons- these are the first two things we ask --
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Re: Too Skinny?

Postby Dbsxlutss » Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:26 pm

I just got her back , from letting my sister babysit persay , and i dont think she was i was trying to get her to eat them before i let her babysit and she wouldnt take the romaine , what are some good greens to get her , shes a picky eater ! Uvb tube light and i have a custom built tank with a thermometer her basking spot sits about 97-100 her cold spot ranges from 80-85
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Re: Too Skinny?

Postby Dbsxlutss » Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:30 pm

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Her tail also looks terrible, im thinking she has a calcium deficiency, im just hoping i can save her and get her back to her chunky spunky self

On a good note she is still very active just not as fast as she was
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Re: Too Skinny?

Postby Dbsxlutss » Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:41 pm

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Also concerned about her vent
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Re: Too Skinny?

Postby AHBD » Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:17 pm

Poor girl, she's emaciated. Order some Oxbow Critical Care online or get some from a vet, you can also make smoothies out of greens like kale , turnip, mustard, collards, escarole and a bit of raw honey. Try to get some hornworms if you can. What insects do you have ? Fluker's Reptaboost [ from pet store ] might help as well. If it's sunny where you live get her out in the sun but not in a glass tank, they heat up too much. Just set with her or put her in the grass. Put her in a shallow warm bath so she can get a good drink too. Also post pics of her set up +lights. We'll try to help your girl.
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Re: Too Skinny?

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:19 pm

I have flagged your post to ahbd about the egg thing- your uvb is what brand and bulb please where in the tank? This extremely important for her to be eating- how old is the UVB? Greens would be turnip collards mustard endive kale- squash green beans you want a balanced diet you don't want to fatten her up fast- staple feeders like silk dubia roaches bsfl those are small order large-
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Re: Too Skinny?

Postby Dbsxlutss » Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:29 pm

Going to the let store and the grocery right now to get her some greens and things , i just got her back last night , and i have crickets dusted with calcium and a veggie mix right now her tank
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Re: Too Skinny?

Postby Dbsxlutss » Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:59 pm

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UPDATE: she is back to being the happy chunky spunky baby i love !
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Re: Too Skinny?

Postby AHBD » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:01 pm

She does look much better. :) Still could use a little more weight though, especially since she egg laying age.
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