Help plz my bearded dragon fell on his back!!

LeonPod

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So yesterday my 1 year old bearded dragon fell on his back for hight of like 35 cm and i think he isnt looking so good. He wont move, has a lot of saliva in his mouth and bearly Can look
 

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AHBD

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Oh, poor dragon. If he went from being mobile to immobile you should get him to a vet. They might give him some anti inflammatory like Metacam which helps for pain as well. The distance wasn't far but did he land on something hard ?
 

LeonPod

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So yesterday my 1 year old bearded dragon fell on his back for hight of like 35 cm and i think he isnt looking so good. He wont move, has a lot of saliva in his mouth and bearly Can look
@AHBD
Oh, poor dragon. If he went from being mobile to immobile you should get him to a vet. They might give him some anti inflammatory like Metacam which helps for pain as well. The distance wasn't far but did he land on something hard ?
The Vet Is like 5 hours away so i cant realy take him to it, he fell on my hand
 

AHBD

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Something else is going on then, 35 cm is only 13 inches. No dragon would get hurt falling in to your hand at that short distance unless he has weak bones. Can you go over his lighting and the supplements you use ? Post pics of his enclosure, lights and the calcium + supplements you use. Hopefully he's just stunned and in a little pain and doesn't have a fracture in his back.
 

LeonPod

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Something else is going on then, 35 cm is only 13 inches. No dragon would get hurt falling in to your hand at that short distance unless he has weak bones. Can you go over his lighting and the supplements you use ? Post pics of his enclosure, lights and the calcium + supplements you use. Hopefully he's just stunned and in a little pain and doesn't have a fracture in his back.
So i use a 100w spot light and a D3 Compact 23w,UV-B 12% and UV-A 30%
 

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AHBD

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O.K you use the good calcium but I'm not sure about the compact bulb being effective or strong enough. Thanks for all the pics, can you post a couple to show his entire set up + light placement ? Also, did he seem perfectly healthy before this ?
 

LeonPod

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O.K you use the good calcium but I'm not sure about the compact bulb being effective or strong enough. Thanks for all the pics, can you post a couple to show his entire set up + light placement ? Also, did he seem perfectly healthy before this ?
Ye he was normal a day before he fell
 

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AHBD

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He could have had a heart attack or a stroke, beardies can have both. Is he moving any more today ? I hope he gets through this. So your uvb is a compact and is too far away so he's probably not been getting enough uvb to metabolize the calcium for his bones . Calcium also is important to just about every function of the body. You'll need a long tube Arcadia D3 12 % or 14 % bulb.
 

LeonPod

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He could have had a heart attack or a stroke, beardies can have both. Is he moving any more today ? I hope he gets through this. So your uvb is a compact and is too far away so he's probably not been getting enough uvb to metabolize the calcium for his bones . Calcium also is important to just about every function of the body. You'll need a long tube Arcadia D3 12 % or 14 % bulb.
Ye he didnt move An inch today and yesterday, and he dosent whant to eat or drink Is it s problem?
And tnx for the Help ill replay tomorow how he Is doing so if you whant to know how he Is tomorow you Can look.
 

AHBD

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You're welcome , I hope he recovers but try to get the new long tube light. you have a nice set up, just needs better uvb. I'm sorry the vet is so far away.
 

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