Beadie unresponsive but breathing

CavemanTann

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Hello, looking for advice for our bearded dragon. No vets anywhere close to us can look at him till tomorrow.

In the last 2 days he has been extremely lethargic and unresponsive. He is breathing, but its like he is in a deeeeeep sleep. He's completely limp, no interest in eating or drinking. But he did have a bowl movement yesterday. I don't think it's brumation as he never has in the year and half we've had him, but possibly??

It all started 2 days ago when he had an episode where it seemed like he was choking, mouth wide open and hissed and shook his head a bit. Only lasted like a minute.

Beard and tip of his tail is also black
 

KarrieRee

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Hello, looking for advice for our bearded dragon. No vets anywhere close to us can look at him till tomorrow.

In the last 2 days he has been extremely lethargic and unresponsive. He is breathing, but its like he is in a deeeeeep sleep. He's completely limp, no interest in eating or drinking. But he did have a bowl movement yesterday. I don't think it's brumation as he never has in the year and half we've had him, but possibly??

It all started 2 days ago when he had an episode where it seemed like he was choking, mouth wide open and hissed and shook his head a bit. Only lasted like a minute.

Beard and tip of his tail is also black
He's in distress - please go over the uvb your using coil orong tube fixture - surface basking temps what are they how are you taking them? No analogs please - digital probe thermometer- how old is the dragon? Had he eaten before he was doing the choking behavior - did he throw up? You want a reptile vet www.arav.org type in a bigger cities zip code closest to you
 

Claudiusx

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Can you post a picture of him?

What did he eat two days ago? Or what happened to cause him to hiss and act like he was choking?

-Brandon
 

CavemanTann

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Can you post a picture of him?

What did he eat two days ago? Or what happened to cause him to hiss and act like he was choking?

-Brandon
He didn't eat anything that day, we think it was possibly one of our hairs if anything
 

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Claudiusx

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Thank you for the update.

So he did poo yesterday? What did it look like? Normal size and shape? Are you sure it was poo and not vomit? When did he last poo prior to yesterday?

Is his stomach usually bloated like that?

Sorry for all the questions, but without being able to be there in person, it's the only way anyone here can help. A vet would definitely be in order, even if its a few hour drive.

Try to keep him warm over night, 80 degrees is a good target to shoot for. The extra warmth at night will keep the bodily functions working to hopefully help him fight whatever is ailing him.

-Brandon
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Oh wow, poor dragon, he is definitely in severe
distress.
By the description of what happened, it sounds like he may have had a seizure, or he ingested some
type of toxin perhaps.
You mentioned that he is still breathing?
Has he opened his eyes, at all since the episode?
As Brandon suggested, try to keep him a little bit
warmer overnight to help boost his system since
he's not feeling well. Let us know how he is doing.

Tracie
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby ,Snicker Doodles, Sweet Pea, Sinatra
Oh man I'm sorry to hear that 😔
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Oh no, I am so sorry to hear that, how horrible for you & your family.
My condolences, I am sorry for you loss.😥

Tracie
 

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