Help!! My beardie is suddenly showing signs of MBD.

hannahworrell

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Beardie name(s)
Jupiter
Hey, I’ve had my girl for almost 2 months now and when I got her she was very underweight (her spine poked out), they only fed her pelets and her enclosure was not the best. Yesterday morning (9/12) I took her out of her cage, as I always do, and let her run freely in my room for about an hour before noticing her beard turning black so I placed her back into her cage thinking she was stressed and walked away. When I went to check on her a couple hours later she was unable to move and all 4 of her legs were pinned back, she has a curve at the end of her spine as her body is curved to the right. She cannot move anything other then her eyes, she will wiggle around a little bit but other than that, she looks as if she is paralyzed. I cannot afford to bring her to the vet as the cheapest one will only see her after taking blood and an x-ray- that being an $800 walk in fee.
I do not know what to do for her, i’ve tried soaking her in warm hoping that would ease her pain a little bit but she just seems lifeless. The uvb light is 10.0 and her basking light is 100-110. They are bulbs in a light fixture above her cage which I understand is not ideal at all.
I’m just really confused as to how something like this could happen within just a couple of hours. I do not want to get rid of her but if the best thing for her would be for me to give her to a rescue or somewhere where they can treat her I will do that.
Does anyone have recommendations that could help??
 
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KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Hey, I’ve had my girl for almost 2 months now and when I got her she was very underweight (her spine poked out), they only fed her pelets and her enclosure was not the best. Yesterday morning (9/13) I took her out of her cage, as I always do, and let her run freely in my room for about an hour before noticing her beard turning black so I placed her back into her cage thinking she was stressed and walked away. When I went to check on her a couple hours later she was unable to move and all 4 of her legs were pinned back, she has a curve at the end of her spine as her body is curved to the right. She cannot move anything other then her eyes, she will wiggle around a little bit but other than that, she looks as if she is paralyzed. I cannot afford to bring her to the vet as the cheapest one will only see her after taking blood and an x-ray- that being an $800 walk in fee.
I do not know what to do for her, i’ve tried soaking her in warm hoping that would ease her pain a little bit but she just seems lifeless. The uvb light is 10.0 and her basking light is 100-110. They are bulbs in a light fixture above her cage which I understand is not ideal at all.
I’m just really confused as to how something like this could happen within just a couple of hours. I do not want to get rid of her but if the best thing for her would be for me to give her to a rescue or somewhere where they can treat her I will do that.
Does anyone have recommendations that could help??
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Are you using a coil UVB? If so please get rid of it --- get her outside for some good UVB for now - place her on you or in a plastic tote NO glass - watch her do not leave her --- 30 min or so -- I dont know how hot it is there but you need to supervise her if you use a tote --- in the meantime please get a long tube fixture - Zoo Med 24" fixture for a 40+ gallon tank w/a Reptisun 10.0 T 5 -- or a Arcadia Pro T 5 w/ a 12% bulb ---
 

hannahworrell

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Beardie name(s)
Jupiter
Are you using a coil UVB? If so please get rid of it --- get her outside for some good UVB for now - place her on you or in a plastic tote NO glass - watch her do not leave her --- 30 min or so -- I dont know how hot it is there but you need to supervise her if you use a tote --- in the meantime please get a long tube fixture - Zoo Med 24" fixture for a 40+ gallon tank w/a Reptisun 10.0 T 5 -- or a Arcadia Pro T 5 w/ a 12% bulb ---
Thanks for your help.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Jupiter has passed but I appreciate your help.
I am so sorry to hear about her --- I wish people would do more research on dragons -- we hear of these stories all the time --- and its heart breaking to hear this -- if you need more help in the future please post on here and we can help -- there are a lot of people on the forum that can help you -- again I am so sorry
 

Drache613

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Hello,

I am so sorry to hear you lost little Jupiter' so suddenly. :cry: It is never easy to lose one but
especially when it is so unexpected.

Tracie
 

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