dragons mouth only slightly open ?

megwighton

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Rudi
i only very recently started caring for my dragon, so please bear with me if my question seems obvious:
my dragon has only recently started basking, as she was left with no basking lamp or any adequate heat source for just about a year before i got her. i checked on her just a few minutes ago, and her mouth is only half open? i'll attach a photo to show what i mean, because i haven't seen anyone else mention anything like this.
i have seen what i think is called metabolic bone disease ? and i wanted to check if this was a normal basking behaviour, or if it's something i should get checked at the vet.
any advice would be immensely appreciated, thank u !
 

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North_Star

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Lebowski
i only very recently started caring for my dragon, so please bear with me if my question seems obvious:
my dragon has only recently started basking, as she was left with no basking lamp or any adequate heat source for just about a year before i got her. i checked on her just a few minutes ago, and her mouth is only half open? i'll attach a photo to show what i mean, because i haven't seen anyone else mention anything like this.
i have seen what i think is called metabolic bone disease ? and i wanted to check if this was a normal basking behaviour, or if it's something i should get checked at the vet.
any advice would be immensely appreciated, thank u !
that defiantly isn't normal they sometimes open their mouths when basking but not like that I would get it checked out
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
i only very recently started caring for my dragon, so please bear with me if my question seems obvious:
my dragon has only recently started basking, as she was left with no basking lamp or any adequate heat source for just about a year before i got her. i checked on her just a few minutes ago, and her mouth is only half open? i'll attach a photo to show what i mean, because i haven't seen anyone else mention anything like this.
i have seen what i think is called metabolic bone disease ? and i wanted to check if this was a normal basking behaviour, or if it's something i should get checked at the vet.
any advice would be immensely appreciated, thank u !
My dragon does it - please go over your husbandry - uvb coil or tube fixture? Please get rid of the sand - it harbors bacteria and can cause impaction- you can use paper towels for now - you can get some textured NON adhesive shelf liner cut to the size of the tank clean w vinegar and water 50 50 - basking surface basking temps should be 95-100 for a juvenile or adult- those temps should be taken w a digital probe thermometer-
 

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