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Darts grammie!

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Checking for ADV is a good idea, they do that with a cloacal swab. Drache613 , who has already responded on your thread, works with the lab that is studying a cure for it. She can get the test done for you by the experts and at a very low cost at that lab.
What’s ADV?
 

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Adenovirus. It’s the equivalent of aids in humans. It's also called stargazers disease, because it can cause their heads to be permanently pointed straight up. It's an insidious disease, it causes neurological, immunity, and physical issues. However with good husbandry beardies with it can live decent lives.
 

Darts grammie!

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Dart
Adenovirus. It’s the equivalent of aids in humans. It's also called stargazers disease, because it can cause their heads to be permanently pointed straight up. It's an insidious disease, it causes neurological, immunity, and physical issues. However with good husbandry beardies with it can live decent lives.
Thanks! I had no clue. Lol
 

Drache613

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Hello,

How is your dragon doing today, is he still having balance trouble?
You can PM if you decide to test for Adeno, or if he doesn't get any better.
Has he eaten today?
Let us know how he is doing.

Tracie
 

Orion1002

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Hi all! I’m so sorry I haven’t been able to update! She seems to be doing ok now. I haven’t seen her fall over anymore and I’ve been watching her walking and she seems to be using all limbs evenly. Below are pics for the size bell peppers I’m cutting and bsfl she gets. They’re pretty close to the space between her eyes I think. I got a hygrometer and put it center back wall. It has been saying 19%, but I didn’t remember to check it this morning unfortunately. That’s low so does anyone have suggestions to up that?

She’s been eating well and sitting in her basking spot. I gave her a bath yesterday and she enjoyed it. Should I not give her a bath three times a week? I’m worried about her becoming dehydrated since I don’t keep water inside the tank.

@Drache613 i would still like to get her tested for ADV since she came from a pet store so I will definitely pm you!
 

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For hydration baths only work if they actually drink. You can use an eyedropper to drip it on their nose. It may take a coulpe minutes for them to start lapping it. If they don't drink that way you can add in a little none citrus fruit juice to give it flavor. Be sure to use a wet paper towel or wet wash cloth to wipe away any that runs down their chin. No need to take a chance on causing bacteria or fungus to start in their scales.
 

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