Bearded dragon is breathing limp and wont open eyes

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Bearded dragon is breathing limp and wont open eyes

Postby Thebenchmark1337 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:00 pm

Im afraid somethings wrong, he now and then moves for a moment then returns to being lifeless barely breathing shallow breaths. A second ago he looked at me, then resumed being limp and closed his eyes again. Im scared to death. I found him on his basking log as if passed out lifeless under his lamp.
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Re: Bearded dragon is breathing limp and wont open eyes

Postby Drache613 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:40 pm

Hello,

I'm sorry your dragon isn't doing well. :cry:
Is his beard black? Is he breathing regularly or just erratic?
Can he lift himself up on all fours at all or does he not have the strength?
Until you can get him to a vet, try to keep him stress free, comfortable & warm overnight.
Do you have a nice soft fleece blankie to wrap him in to make him comfy?

Let us know how he is doing.
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Re: Bearded dragon is breathing limp and wont open eyes

Postby Thebenchmark1337 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:56 am

So, update, little guy was in a very deep sleep, needless to say he got mad at me for interrupting :(
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Re: Bearded dragon is breathing limp and wont open eyes

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:03 am

Nudge up the tank temperatures to about 35 degC in the warm zone and no cooler than 28 degC in the cool zone , move him to the warm zone with the UV and basking lights on. This will warm him up and increase his metabolic rate and may well get more awake and up.

However if it's winter where your are , he may just be trying brumate.

If you are not sure, take him to reptile vet and have him checked .
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