breathing

Bwalter

Sub-Adult Member
I have a beardie who will be 7 this next month. I have had him since he was 6 weeks old. I have him in a 4x2x2 custom tank, he has his basking at 99 degrees. He has the Arcadia 12% UVB, will be changing it out this weekend, due next month. He has shelf liner in his tank. He gets live food 3 times a week with calcium and greens everyday. I moved to Missouri last year and since the humidity is high here I have a dehumidifier next to the tanks and keep it about 35-40%. He has had a few RI's before, so a few months ago he seems to be breathing in through his nose and out his mouth. I took him twice now, but no RI. Now I noticed his beard is not black, but brown around the edges. I will be calling the vet to take him in this week. Has anyone else had a beardie that breaths like this? I am wondering if I should have them do blood work or x-ray. I could do both if needed. Maybe I am looking for questions to ask the vet. Maybe something I haven't thought of. Hoping someone else has had this problem and could give me some insight as to what is going on.
 

Attachments

  • Resized_20230528_105041.jpeg
    Resized_20230528_105041.jpeg
    419.8 KB · Views: 85

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
I have a beardie who will be 7 this next month. I have had him since he was 6 weeks old. I have him in a 4x2x2 custom tank, he has his basking at 99 degrees. He has the Arcadia 12% UVB, will be changing it out this weekend, due next month. He has shelf liner in his tank. He gets live food 3 times a week with calcium and greens everyday. I moved to Missouri last year and since the humidity is high here I have a dehumidifier next to the tanks and keep it about 35-40%. He has had a few RI's before, so a few months ago he seems to be breathing in through his nose and out his mouth. I took him twice now, but no RI. Now I noticed his beard is not black, but brown around the edges. I will be calling the vet to take him in this week. Has anyone else had a beardie that breaths like this? I am wondering if I should have them do blood work or x-ray. I could do both if needed. Maybe I am looking for questions to ask the vet. Maybe something I haven't thought of. Hoping someone else has had this problem and could give me some insight as to what is going on.
Please post a pic of the dragon breathing - does he does this only under the basking light? How are you getting the humidity level? Analogs are inaccurate
 

Bwalter

Sub-Adult Member
Original Poster
I took him to the vet, one nostril was plugged which they got it back open, x-ray showed nothing, best guess he is a mouth breather, no RI , nothing
 

Members online

Still Needs Help

Latest resources

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Hi I have a hypo bearded dragon called Buddy. He is two, and I have a lot of experience looking after him. He has never benn sick before so I am hoping he will not!
Hello , im still figureing out this platform,
So violet laid eggs, weeks ago, she was doing very well , in the last 3 to 4 days her poop was more than runny . Haven't changed much in her diet , an appetite is very good. Should I be considering a parasites remedy as she does get bloated as soon as she starts to eat.
My baby beardie likes to sit in their water bowl. I'm curious on whether it would hurt them or not.
Any thoughts an knowledge will be helpful. Thank u
Im needing some questions answered about my female beardeddragon, I honestly have no idea on age , she was a recuse, as ive had a couple in my life an have experience. So 9 weeks in , she earing well pooping well getting comfortable, then approx 3-4 days ago the digging started. So I got a dig box set up in her 75 g tank. Well within 2 hours she dropped an egg. Now only one egg an its been 10 hours.shouldiBworried

Forum statistics

Threads
156,590
Messages
1,262,794
Members
76,304
Latest member
Flames
Top Bottom