Exhaling and breathing hard!

Hailey1110

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Beardie name(s)
Toothless
My baby beardie is exhaling really heard and breathing heavy what could that mean, I just looked over and he was doing this. Please I’m kind of freaking out, there are no 24 hour vets near me
 

Asper

Member
Beardie name(s)
Harry
My baby beardie is exhaling really heard and breathing heavy what could that mean, I just looked over and he was doing this. Please I’m kind of freaking out, there are no 24 hour vets near me
Some questions:

Did this occur after eating ?

Has he had a bath recently ?

How do you give him water ? (Spray bottle, eye dropper etc)

What is your tank humidity or the humidity of where you live ?

How often is the tank cleaned ?

Is there anything new in his tank that may have stressed him out ?

My guess is he may have something stuck in his throat. You can use a credit card/id or similar to prop open his mouth gently and look with a flashlight. This is best done with 2 - 3 people to hold the beardie still and use tweezers to remove the blockage.

If he’s aspirated anything, it’s likely he could have an infection and needs to see a vet. He could also get a respiratory infection from the tank temperatures not being adequate and the tank not being clean/too humid.

Please post updates ! And take to a vet asap !
 

Hailey1110

Member
Original Poster
Beardie name(s)
Toothless
Some questions:

Did this occur after eating ?

Has he had a bath recently ?

How do you give him water ? (Spray bottle, eye dropper etc)

What is your tank humidity or the humidity of where you live ?

How often is the tank cleaned ?

Is there anything new in his tank that may have stressed him out ?

My guess is he may have something stuck in his throat. You can use a credit card/id or similar to prop open his mouth gently and look with a flashlight. This is best done with 2 - 3 people to hold the beardie still and use tweezers to remove the blockage.

If he’s aspirated anything, it’s likely he could have an infection and needs to see a vet. He could also get a respiratory infection from the tank temperatures not being adequate and the tank not being clean/too humid.

Please post updates ! And take to a vet asap !
He just took a bath but I watched him the whole time and he was only in there for a couple mins, his head never went under just a couple droplets on his head
 

Hailey1110

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Original Poster
Beardie name(s)
Toothless
He keeps rubbing his face like he has nose pugs stuck, she just finished shedding but They aren’t there, is it possible a peace is still stuck inside that I can’t see and he cant get out
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Your dragon is shedding on the face & head area? A lot of times, they will do what you call a forced
exhalation type of behavior to stretch out skin to prepare for shedding, etc.
Could that possibly be what he was doing? Do you have a video of him doing this?

Tracie
 

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