please shes really sick

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hi i have a 4 month old girl, she hasnt eaten in 5 days, we thought it was just because of shed but iv just got out of bed to post this because she is deffinately sick, she is completely unresponsive eyes are only half open and her stomach is so bloated. im going to take her to the vet first thing tomorrow but it 11 here no where i can take her now any ideas how i can help her.

please help me someone


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oh and heres the normal details, sorry i forgot in the panic

How old is your dragon? 4 months
How long have you had your dragon? 2 months
How long is your dragon? 12 inches, i no she is a tad on the small side but she might not be quite 4 months
What is the sex of your dragon? girl
What size enclosure do you have your dragon in? 2x2x1, weve bought a 4x4x2 but shes still a bit small i think...?
What type substrate do you have on the bottom of your tank? newspaper
Do you use UVB lights? repti sun 10.0
If so, Is it a coil, compact, fluorescent tube, or Mercury Vapor bulb? tube
What is the brand name and number of your bulb? Wattage (if MVB)?
How old is your UVB bulb? 2 months
How close can your dragon get to the UVB? 6inchs
Do you use a separate basking bulb? What kind and what is the wattage? 60watt
What are the basking temps? 100 - 110
What is the cool side temp? 90 - 95 i no thats a bit hot but she is always in the hot side
Do you take the temps with a stick on thermometer, a digital thermometer with a wire and a probe end or a temp gun? probe
Where exactly are you taking your basking temps? just bellow her
Do you use a heat rock or heat pad? no! horrible things
What do you feed your dragon? Please be specific. crickets mainly, i always offer her greens but she has only once eaten a bit of parsley, the occasional waxworm as a treat and phonix worms
How often do you feed and what time do you feed (morning, afternoon, night)? morning and afternoon
Do you gutload (feed) your crickets, worms, etc? no dust all her crix and worms with calcium and d3
Do you use vitamin or calcium supplements? What brand(s)? How many days a week do you use each of them? zoo med, and we try and do it with all her stuff
Is your dragon having regular bowel movements (poops)? yep everyday untill today when it was only a little bit but shes eaten nothing
Do you bath your dragon? How often? about everyother day
Do you mist your dragon or offer water other than in the bath? we mist her out of the tank
Does your dragon share an enclosure with another dragon? no
Have you gotten a vet check and fecal done? no


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even just advice on if i should keep her light on or not would be helpful?normally it would be off by now but i thought she should stay warm...? would it be better to let her sleep in peace??


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shes drinking water, she had a bath and water dripped on her nose which she licked off as well as the tinist lick of baby food, any idea on the lights? on or off? thank you

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I really hope your beardie will be ok. As far as keeping her warm, you could make a rice sock and warm it in the microwave and put it in with your beardie.
Please keep us updated.

diamc Sicko
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Sorry to hear about your beardie not acting right. How is her coloring, is her beard or tip of her tail darker than the rest of her? Her bloated belly may very well be from parasites, so a vet appt tomorrow is a very good idea.

I would also cut back on the supplements. At her age, you should be dusting with calcium with D3 but phosphorus-free 5 days a wk but only 1 feeding a day and with vitamins the other 2 days a wk but only 1 feeding a day.

I would recommend that you keep her warmer tonight, the rice sock or bag is a good idea. Do you have a ceramic heat emitter that you can turn on or even a black light? Although we don't usually recommend any light at night, using a black light that is at her back rather than shining in her face and not directly over her, would help keep her warmer. Good luck, let us know how you make out.


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i thought she hadnt made it through the night, she had fallen off her hammoch and lying still on the floor, but she just has no energy the vet was useless, one that knows more about reptile is hopefully seeing her tonight, she isn't any better. i rang the breeder we got her from, she says she might be impacted but i cant feel anything and she is still pooing, its only a little bit but thats not surprising since she only is eating a tiny bit of baby food, if she is impacted should i not be encouraging her to eat? i got some wax worms her fav, she not interested but if she is, can i let her eat them?

i took her out in the sunshine and she seemed to perk up a little bit, she still cant open her eyes or really even hold her head up. i'll keep her warm tonight, i dont have a black light or anything so il do that rice thing and move her viv next to the radiator. thank you, il keep you updated, if anyone has any advice please post


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I'm sorry she isn't feeling well :(
If she's impacted, no solid foods at all.
You can try baby food, and a drop or two of olive oil to get things moving..

Definitely taking her outside as much as possible is great for her.
I really hope she starts feeling better and the vet tonight can help her out.
Keep us updated!
Good luck!


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oh and yer her tail is very black, she always gets a black tail when shes mad, its been black for three days solid now.
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