A couple weeks ago I noticed him scratching at his nose and figured he had a nose plug stuck. It was completely covering his nostril so he couldn’t breathe through that side. When I removed the “plug” I found it was dried discharge (a booger). His nostril was also wet after.
Yesterday I found his nostril filled with more discharge than before. Again, it had dried and was completely covering the nostril. Because this was the second time he’d had this issue, I opted to leave it. Today he managed to make a hole in the dried discharge, but it’s still there (see attached image). The nostril appears pale, almost like he’s shedding. However, I can confidently tell you he’s not shedding.
He hasn’t shown any URI signs except for these boogers that keep appearing. Only breathes with his mouth open when he’s basking. No wheezing. Not dehydrated. The discharge also only appears in one nostril.
I work with dogs and cats and I know that yellow discharge is basically a guaranteed URI. I don’t know about reptiles, though. I do know he’s never experienced an issue like this previously.
I was just wondering if anyone has seen their beardie develop boogers without URI symptoms. Because I’m at a loss for what else the issue could be. One nostril has a reoccurring issue with dried discharge blockages. No other problems.