Brumating?!

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Brumating?!

Postby Jsw » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:43 pm

How can you tell if a dragon is brumating or sick? Buzz has been very active and happy and healthy since the last time I posted, but since Friday he has been asleep in a semi-cave on the hot side. Friday I took him out, and he wandered around the room a bit but immediately went back to his cave when I put him back.

Saturday and Sunday I left him alone and he stayed in his cave all day.

Monday I took him out at 9 a.m. and put him on a stick and gave him a roach. He ate it, basked for 10-15 minutes, went back in his cave. We took him out for his usual noon wander, and he did wander the room but not as energetically as usual. As soon as he went back in his cage, he went in the cave.

Tuesday he has been in his cave all day.

I made a vet appointment for Sunday, earliest I could get. But is he maybe just brumating? How can I tell?
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Re: Brumating?!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:06 pm

How old is he? Are you feeding him any greens? Is he eating greens? What about pooping ?
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Re: Brumating?!

Postby Jsw » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:21 pm

KarrieRee wrote:How old is he? Are you feeding him any greens? Is he eating greens? What about pooping ?
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He pooped last Wednesday. A REALLY big one with a big very white urate at the end. Ever since he discovered roaches, he won't eat greens willingly, so the vet has me dressing them with blueberry juice, which he likes, and hiding his phoenix worms and roaches in the greens so that he accidentally gets a leaf here and there. And he gave me a gut loading formula that I give the roaches and worms. I also dust the roaches with calcium.

All the lights are exactly the same as when I saw the vet and he said they were good. I haven't moved any furniture around since then either.

He's 6 years old last month.
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Re: Brumating?!

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:31 am

Well its sounds like hes doing good then - I wouldnt be concerned as long as hes eating and pooping - if he starts to lose weight then I would be but from the way it sounds hes just being lazy
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