Not eating, suspected MBD, low mobility, what should I do?

sconley

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Joey
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sconley

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Joey
Aw, poor Joey. It's sad when they can't tell us what exactly hurts or if they feel very nauseated, etc.
Unfortunately Baytril can cause upset stomach so that might be why he's stressed even more now. Is he still wheezing ? He may still rally a little, you're taking such good care of him and giving him the best chance.
Hi AHBD, sorry for my late reply, the baytril was ages ago, like many months ago now. He doesn't breathe properly, I'm not sure what it is, he has trouble breathing all the time, seemingly - he gasps a bit after I syringe feed him, but if I don't, he will starve
 

AHBD

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These animals are such troopers, there's no way to know the exact causes of his condition and it takes a while to get this way. Thankfully he's not deformed but there's definitely been lack of uvb so it's very good getting him outside for a while in the sun when you can. He's not thin so he can refuse food now without it causing a big problem. Keep offering slow moving insects that might get his attention. A crippled locust [ sorry that you'll have to pull the back legs off to disable it ] silkworm or hornworm. Keep up the good work, I know he's already a special boy to you !
 

sconley

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Joey
These animals are such troopers, there's no way to know the exact causes of his condition and it takes a while to get this way. Thankfully he's not deformed but there's definitely been lack of uvb so it's very good getting him outside for a while in the sun when you can. He's not thin so he can refuse food now without it causing a big problem. Keep offering slow moving insects that might get his attention. A crippled locust [ sorry that you'll have to pull the back legs off to disable it ] silkworm or hornworm. Keep up the good work, I know he's already a special boy to you !
Thank you, I've booked him in on the 27th May to see an exotics vet, I found one about 2 hours from me who really sounds concerned for his general quality of life, I will continue to do what I can for Joey in the meantime, and will update this board with the outcome of the vet appointment.

Thanks everyone for your help with this
 

Drache613

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Hello,

How is your boy doing, does he still have a black beard? I hope the vet appointment goes
well, bless him. Have you been keeping him a bit warmer overnight, to help boost his system
right now since he isn't feeling 100%?
I agree, it's hard to know exactly what is going on internally. As AHBD suggested, taking him
outdoors is so good for him.

Keep us posted on him.

Tracie
 

sconley

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Beardie name(s)
Joey
Hello,

How is your boy doing, does he still have a black beard? I hope the vet appointment goes
well, bless him. Have you been keeping him a bit warmer overnight, to help boost his system
right now since he isn't feeling 100%?
I agree, it's hard to know exactly what is going on internally. As AHBD suggested, taking him
outdoors is so good for him.

Keep us posted on him.

Tracie
Hi, he has almost all the time, he is kept about 26-28 degrees Celsius overnight due to the heat from the CHE on my snake's viv underneath him
He gets outdoors time everyday atm if it's sunny and warm out
 
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