Stargazing. Possibly related to atadenovirus. Probably worth testing for at the vet visit. Focus on the basics for now though. Hydration, sunlight, heat, etc. Go easy on solid food (especially protein) for a while. If she drinks and holds down water, that's a good sign and a place to start.
I see that I was typing at the same time as Cooperdragon. That is a neorological condition either from severe calcium deficiency [ because calcium affects ALL body function including the nervous system] or it could be " stargazing " which is a symptom of the deadly Atadenovirus . Is your vet experienced with beardies ? That is a MUST or they can do more damage than good. Poor little babe.
Well, keep the uvb close to her , she needs every advantage she can get. Use a short [ as opposed to tall ] plastic tote if you need to in order to place the uvb right over top of her. Here's an example of one that's about 14" tall that I used to raise babies in. :
If it's warm + sunny, take her outside, that's the best uvb. Be very gentle with everything you do. Offer water dripped on her snout. Get some Repashy grub pie + add a pinch of calcium powder to it after you follow the package directions for preparing it.
Would it be better for me to use the 10 gallon tank she comes with temporarily just so she can have the heat and uvb closer to her? Or should I keep her in the 29 gallon and mount lights on the inside? She is fairly mobile though. Definitely does not have full mobility anymore but she can get around
That's good that she can get around ! Have you offered her a drink via syringe or anything ?
Is the 29 gal. a long or a tall ? If it's long then the height will not be a problem but if it's tall then you'll have to attach the uvb underneath right away. Otherwise you should get a plastic tote that is no more than 14" tall from Walmart , Dollar store or Home Depot . They are only about $8 . A 10 gallon tank is a bit too small for a heat gradient.
Poor thing. I would be led to think the arching backwards is MBD related but it won't hurt to test for adenovirus if that's an option at your vet. She very obviously has about as sever a case of MBD as you can get. Not to mention she is basically starved to death too. Definitely make sure you go slow on the feedings.
Much worse than I thought
But this is her best chance at survival and we are all here to help you and her with that.
At the vet right now. After inspecting her (Fiona is her name now) they told us she was seriously deprived of calcium and that the MBD was also pretty severe (she said she pushed a little on her snout and it felt like rubber). Today they’re giving Fiona a calcium injection, and they are giving her viatamind as well as rehydrating her. Next step is to take her hone once they’re done and support her as much as we can.
Just got her home in her cage and got her lights set up. The vet gave me liquid calcium to give her once a day and a multivitamin injection that I will have to give her every 3 days. She seemed really eager to start basking when we put her in there so we’re hoping for the best. Thank you all so much, I couldn’t have done this without you
I have questions about bubbles on our bearded dragons eye.
So he’s gotten bubbles on his eye. We wiped them off and it’s only been twice in the last few weeks. Should we be concerned? No coughing or congestion. He’s very hungry and sleeps well. He’s 8-9 month range. His humidity is 30-40 day time and as high as 50-55 at night to early morning.
Should we be concerned?