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Lazy Beardie low appetite

KarrieRee

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Post another pic please I have flagged the post to someone else who can maybe help -- how old is the dragon and what has he been eating ? Anything at all ? What size insects ? He may be impacted I am not sure -- I was under the impression the dragon was larger than he is ---
 

Aresthebeardie

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His butts all clean but he is unresponsive... Is he dead? All I did was give him a warmth bath he was moving around just fine before that.....
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Aresthebeardie

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He's like two months he just moved around a bit like he was backing off his basking spot so I put him a little lower he's about 10 inches from head to tail. I spent like 20 minutes cleaning his but and a little plug kind of came off and his butt looks cleaner now he seems like he's in pain or something he ate a small cricket yesterday cuz the crickets gone he does seem a little stressed
 

KarrieRee

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Ok so I need you to set up this tank a 20 gallon tote take the UVB and the basking light set it on the end of the tank w/ a clamp and the UVB directly over him so hes getting both of them --- AHBD has a pic she can post - I have flagged the post to her -- you need to keep him hydrated and warm -- make sure your using a digital probe thermometer to get temps - use newspaper for substrate -- you need to syringe feed him a slurry of greens make it watery so hes getting hydration--- feed very slowly so he does not aspirate feed about 1/2 ml add some crickets in the slurry along w/ a pinch of calcium D3 -- what UVB are you using again? T 5 or a T 8 ?
 

KarrieRee

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Yes he doesnt look good --- I am so sorry ---- what in the world happened? How long has he been like this? Get him the tank like I posted and we need to keep him warm and try and get some water in him -- syringe slow so he does not aspirate and let him swallow what you put in
 

AHBD

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I'm so sorry, something took him quickly and drastically. :( Was he from a store or breeder ? He may have had atadenovirus [ ADV ] which is semi common in beardies and can kill babies quickly. Sometimes eating large crickets that they can't pass can also be fatal, how big were they ?

I'm so, so sorry that this happened. I know that your heart is broken so people here can help you grieve, many of us have been through the death of a beardie and we know it can hit hard. :(
 
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