Muscle twitching?

catwu20

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Ginger
Left my beardie with my parents for a month. When I got back, she's personally looking pretty unhealthy and disheveled. It's hard for me to explain, but she has an anxious look in her eyes and she's lost weight. Her skin is wrinkly and saggy now. I have no idea what happened, they're still feeding her regularly. Mostly spring mix and bok choy, dusted with calcium every day. 5 live crickets every couple days. Lighting is the same, hot side 37C and cool side 26C. Arcadia 12% over mesh, 10 inches away from basking spot. I can tell she's unhappy, unhealthy and anxious.

What's most concerning is that I've seen her chest and stomach twitch when she's standing upright. It's shaking like a leaf, like a muscle would after a hard workout. I'm worried this is MBD.

Could there be another explanation? Since the summer she has eggs in her belly. The vet told us to just let her absorb them. She had eggs a year ago too, which the vet told us she fully absorbed. Could the shaking be because the new eggs are taking up too much calcium? Interested in hearing what everyone has to say about this. And next steps.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Left my beardie with my parents for a month. When I got back, she's personally looking pretty unhealthy and disheveled. It's hard for me to explain, but she has an anxious look in her eyes and she's lost weight. Her skin is wrinkly and saggy now. I have no idea what happened, they're still feeding her regularly. Mostly spring mix and bok choy, dusted with calcium every day. 5 live crickets every couple days. Lighting is the same, hot side 37C and cool side 26C. Arcadia 12% over mesh, 10 inches away from basking spot. I can tell she's unhappy, unhealthy and anxious.

What's most concerning is that I've seen her chest and stomach twitch when she's standing upright. It's shaking like a leaf, like a muscle would after a hard workout. I'm worried this is MBD.

Could there be another explanation? Since the summer she has eggs in her belly. The vet told us to just let her absorb them. She had eggs a year ago too, which the vet told us she fully absorbed. Could the shaking be because the new eggs are taking up too much calcium? Interested in hearing what everyone has to say about this. And next steps.
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