Difficulty Breathing

Forrest T.

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Pogona, Mulder, Scully, Falkor, Volka, Eli
My female bearded dragon just two days ago started gasping for air..I had her on the floor in my bedroom, and I was watching her, but all the sudden she started puffing up and gasping for air
I checked her temps and humidity, and they're perfect, so maybe she ate something while I wasn't looking?
If she did eat something, how do I help her?

Thank you
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
My female bearded dragon just two days ago started gasping for air..I had her on the floor in my bedroom, and I was watching her, but all the sudden she started puffing up and gasping for air
I checked her temps and humidity, and they're perfect, so maybe she ate something while I wasn't looking?
If she did eat something, how do I help her?

Thank you
Can you open her mouth and look inside to see if there is something lodged in her throat
 

Forrest T.

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Pogona, Mulder, Scully, Falkor, Volka, Eli
Ok I am not sure why she would be gasping for air- was she doing this before you took her out of her tank oar after?
When she was running around on the floor, it started happening
She is still breathing, but sometimes gasping for air
 

Forrest T.

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Pogona, Mulder, Scully, Falkor, Volka, Eli
Can you hear any clicking noises or see any mucous or bubbles in the mouth or nose ?
Nope..it's so weird
I know how to detect signs of a RI, but she doesn't seem to have any
When we checked her throat, we saw nothing, so I don't know what's wrong
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
Is she over weight, or bloated? I have one thats been on meds that is bloated and she does that also.
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
You need to find out why she is bloated, they can't breathe normally when bloated and gulp air. Mine had Coccidia, (according to the vet it caused the bloating, but after 2 rounds of meds she is still bloated and gulps also). I would recommend taking a fecal sample in for testing. Don't let them do an enema on her under any circumstances. Collect it yourself and get it to the vet within 24 hours.
 

AHBD

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Can you post a video of her breathing ? If it's still happening regularly it might be good for a vet to check her out, make sure nothing is stuck in her throat.
 

Forrest T.

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Pogona, Mulder, Scully, Falkor, Volka, Eli
You need to find out why she is bloated, they can't breathe normally when bloated and gulp air. Mine had Coccidia, (according to the vet it caused the bloating, but after 2 rounds of meds she is still bloated and gulps also). I would recommend taking a fecal sample in for testing. Don't let them do an enema on her under any circumstances. Collect it yourself and get it to the vet within 24 hours.
That's the thing..I can't bring to a vet or I absolutely would
 

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