First time post... Sick 9 month old beardie

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AHBD

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There are several things you can try that I listed, he should be interested in something there. Another thing that can help him to poo is if you give him a warmer than usual + slightly deeper bath, where he almost has to swim.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Some dragons love baths while others just do not like them at all no matter what you do.
It really sounds like he has just started slowing down for brumation. Did you give the softer foods for him & did he like them any?

Tracie
 

Sam84

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Hi there
So it's 4PM here I've just got home from work to find him asleep under his cave. This is quite unusual for him? But maybe he is just now going into brumation!?! Shall I just leave him be? I'm really worried he isn't eating enough :(
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Sam84

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Hi there
So it's 4PM here I've just got home from work to find him asleep under his cave. This is quite unusual for him? But maybe he is just now going into brumation!?! Shall I just leave him be? I'm really worried he isn't eating enough :(
Thanks again
 

AHBD

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Yes, you can leave him. It would be good to weigh him once a week to check his weight though. He's probably going in to a semi brumation and is just fine.
 

Sam84

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8 hours later he is still there asleep! Will he Litreally just sleep 24/7 now!?!!? Should I try and wake him up ever to feed?? And will this last all winter!? ( if it is brumation!)
Sorry for all my questions, first tkme owning a beardy and love this little guy
 

AHBD

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Yes, just pull him out after a week to weigh him. Are his eyes closed or is he just resting in there ? He probably won't sleep the entire time if his lights stay on, most beardies won't unless the temps. drop + the tank stays dark. They usually don't sleep the entire winter, mine go for 2-3 months.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

He could sleep for just a few weeks, or a few months, they are all different.
As suggested, you can check on him frequently, but if he is asleep all or most of the time don't attempt to feed him since he wont digest being too cold. He probably wouldn't be very interested in any food anyway.

Let us know how he is doing.
Tracie
 

Sam84

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Just quickly ( and I promise I won't do this everyday!)
Just come home and yep his still flat out under his cave, I put my hand on him just to make sure he's alive!
I just can't wrap my head around him staying in this exact same position without any food, water and light?? Should I still spray him? I don't want to make him jump if sleeping!
 

AHBD

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Yes, it's O.K to leave him like that without any disturbance....what you can do after a week is to gently take him out to weigh him. You want to keep track of his weight if you can. Then put him back in the tank and offer water on his snout, but don't spray his entire body. Spray a bit on his snout, wait, then repeat until he starts drinking, and put a shallow plastic lid of some sort to catch the excess dripping water and he might lower his head to drink the falling drops. If he doesn't drink after trying that for a couple minutes then just let him be.

My dragons generally sleep pretty solidly for 2-3 months with no lights and temps. in the mid 60's. Other owners leave the lights on . Every beardie is different....and it's understandable that this is making you nervous because it doesn't seem natural, but it is.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

I know it seems unbelievable but they will sleep in the same position for quite awhile! LOL
It sounds like he is enjoying sleeping in his cave now. Just keep an eye on him & you can bathe him weekly if you would like, to be sure he isn't losing weight or dehyrated.
It is a very natural thing for them to do sleep like this, so try not to worry too much.

Tracie
 

Sam84

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Ok.. 1 tiny concern... Godzilla is just under a year old. Is he not to young to go into brumation??
Today his still under his log! Hasn't moved! But seems awake.
Just checking...
 

AHBD

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He falls in the category of " sub adult", and at that age they can go into a slow down or semi brumation. It's natural for them as they approach adulthood.
 
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