How do I give meds to my beardie?

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How do I give meds to my beardie?

Postby Laura123 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:51 pm

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My Drake has trich and I need to give him flagyl by mouth and also a liquid calcium. Tonight when I tried to give him the calcium he wouldnt take it. He took one lick and that was it. Is there a way to get them to open up and say ahh???

Help! I need suggestions. My Drake is very small... so forcing him isnt going to work.
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Re: How do I give meds to my beardie?

Postby Laura123 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:40 pm

Wow! He took his meds tonight. I held him like the vet did when she was examining him.... and then just dripped them from the syringe and he lapped it up! woohoo
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Re: How do I give meds to my beardie?

Postby acgordon » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:23 pm

I just found out my 3 month year old has worms. I am giving him oral meds too. I just gentle rub one finger on either side of his lower lip down and he opens wide. Dont squeeze or force him, you may want someone else to put the meds in his mouth while you hold him.
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Re: How do I give meds to my beardie?

Postby Drache613 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:00 am

Hello,

Patience is definitely necessary when medicating. Eventually, they will take them but sometimes it takes awhile to get them trained to lick something off of a dropper or a syringe.
Great he cooperated so quickly for you.

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