12yo Beardie Ill Tonight

Drache613

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Hello,

How is your girl today?
It looks like an acceptable liquid calcium but not sure what the strength is. Does it not have how
many milligrams are in the entire bottle? I couldn't see the back of the label.
It appears to be concentrated so if you wanted to mix it with a small amount of water, you could just
add half of a drop to some water to avoid getting too much. I am not sure how much water, maybe 5-10
mls, but she wouldn't be drinking the entire thing.
Just do your best with that so she doesn't get too much. This will make it difficult to monitor just how
much she is getting though.
I hope she is getting better!

Tracie
 

Ruvio4

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Hello,

How is your girl today?
It looks like an acceptable liquid calcium but not sure what the strength is. Does it not have how
many milligrams are in the entire bottle? I couldn't see the back of the label.
It appears to be concentrated so if you wanted to mix it with a small amount of water, you could just
add half of a drop to some water to avoid getting too much. I am not sure how much water, maybe 5-10
mls, but she wouldn't be drinking the entire thing.
Just do your best with that so she doesn't get too much. This will make it difficult to monitor just how
much she is getting though.
I hope she is getting better!

Tracie
Thank you - will try that! She is doing slightly better with movement than she was seeming slightly more active!
 

Drache613

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Hello!

That is great to hear, bless her. She sounds so very sweet. Hopefully some more time will help
her out. Please keep us updated on her progress & feel free to post more pictures of her, also.

Tracie
 

Ruvio4

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This is Magnet now - she seemed to be improving but now seems worse than ever. I found her on her back again and her movement is no better. I have been giving her liquid calcium and doing all I can for her. Does anyone know what to do? My heart says try but in my head I feel like I need to put her out of her pain as I don't want her to suffer. Thanks.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
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This is Magnet now - she seemed to be improving but now seems worse than ever. I found her on her back again and her movement is no better. I have been giving her liquid calcium and doing all I can for her. Does anyone know what to do? My heart says try but in my head I feel like I need to put her out of her pain as I don't want her to suffer. Thanks.
Is her lighting and surface basking temps up to par? I am assuming it is all correct for as old as she is- it is awful to watch them like this - just to ask what uvb are you using and is it placed correctly for the tank screen?
 

Ruvio4

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Is her lighting and surface basking temps up to par? I am assuming it is all correct for as old as she is- it is awful to watch them like this - just to ask what uvb are you using and is it placed correctly for the tank screen?
Hi yeah they all seem correct - brand new UVB 2 Weeks old which got recommended in this thread. I don't know what to do - I don't want to give up on her but she can't suffer. 😥😥
 

Drache613

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Hello,

I feel bad for you both! Are you not able to get any food into her at all? It looks like she is
very dehydrated. Try to start assist feeding her if you aren't already to help her get some
nutrition into her system. You can use chicken or turkey baby food mixed with sweet potato
or squash baby food to give her a couple of times daily. Is she trying to bask any right now?

Tracie
 

Ruvio4

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Hi Tracie - she is basking occasionally yeah, unable to get food into her though. What's the best way to do this?
 

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