SICK FEMALE BEARDED DRAGON 1 year old, lethargy, bloating, not eaten in 2 weeks at least, no bowel movement unless bathed , and yellow urate-smelly

Jessicajean11

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Flora
Hey, I can’t feel any, she’s as bloated as ever, hardly moves and very very lethargic, only time she really moves is outside in her pen I’ve been putting her out more! Gave her a deep tray with sand but she literally doesn’t move. Almost not at all, when she’s outside I put the try in there and she didn’t touch it, if I put her in it she’ll just stay in the one place, or after she’s finished in the sun she’ll slowly walk to the corner in the dark. Still giving her baths, she’s starting to look think around the eyes, she was pretty chunky before all this. Different time frames here hence why I’m replying late. I put photos up of her poop/belly/ and indoor tank. It’s super sad 😞 and I’m really heartbroken watching her starve to death possibly, I’m lucky to get her to lick her nose with the apple pure once every few days
She doesn’t seem to be in any pain. At all. She doesn’t flinch, she just sleeps or creepily looks at us with sad eyes, I notice today they her tail tip had fallen off, like a millimeter of it whilst she was in the sun. Her tail now looks fine. It’s the bloating and lethargy that’s got me stumped. I thought impaction but as you can see from the photos she’s pooping here and there every few days with pieces of mealworms still in it from 2 + weeks ago. I’m lost.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

It sounds like she is having some type of trouble. Can you possibly get her to a vet for x-rays
to determine if she has eggs?
Short of emergency exploratory surgery, that is the easiest way to see if there are eggs.
Her beard isn't black right now?
Has she not attempted to dig or anything in the laybox at all?

Keep us posted on her.
Tracie
 

Jessicajean11

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Beardie name(s)
Flora
Hello,

It sounds like she is having some type of trouble. Can you possibly get her to a vet for x-rays
to determine if she has eggs?
Short of emergency exploratory surgery, that is the easiest way to see if there are eggs.
Her beard isn't black right now?
Has she not attempted to dig or anything in the laybox at all?

Keep us posted on her.
Tracie
Hey there, closest reptile vet is about 4 hours away, no she’s never attempted to scratch in the sand. She’s always been lazy, she’s never ran around her tank or showed any signs of eggs. Ever. She ate/slept/pooped since she was a baby. Always super lazy. Her beard is black when In the bath, and slightly darker than normal in general now.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

How is your girl doing, any changes?
Well, if you could get her to a regular vet for an x-ray that would be helpful. We need to know
if she has eggs because if she is having trouble laying them, that can be very serious.
Did she start getting bloated slowly or was it all of the sudden?
Please let us know how she is doing.

Tracie
 

Jessicajean11

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Beardie name(s)
Flora
Hello,

How is your girl doing, any changes?
Well, if you could get her to a regular vet for an x-ray that would be helpful. We need to know
if she has eggs because if she is having trouble laying them, that can be very serious.
Did she start getting bloated slowly or was it all of the sudden?
Please let us know how she is doing.

Tracie
Hey there no changes at all, still hasn’t eaten. And no laying or digging. Very lethargic.

She’s always been chunky.. but the bloating has gotten worse over two weeks! The bloating leaves when she’s in the bath though!!? She has no energy. Is there other causes other than eggs? I’ll get some more photos soon.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Hm, I don't like the sound of this. Can you get pictures?
It is possible that it could be potential eggs, etc. Is her beard black?

Tracie
 

Jessicajean11

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Flora
I know it’s really odd, could be eggs, I can’t feel any. She hasn’t eaten in over two weeks. Her poop is worrying, and her lethargy. Once a day I can get her to eat maybe 3-5 mls of apple purée.

Her beard is black I’m the bath and outside, and slightly dark when in her tank.
 

Jessicajean11

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Flora
Tonight
 

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Drache613

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Hello,

How is she doing today? How long does her beard stay dark?
Has any of her bloating gone down at all? It definitely could be eggs, but, I am very concerned
that she has not eaten & she is lethargic.
The main thing that needs to be determined is whether or not she has eggs & is having trouble
laying them, or, if something else internally is going on.

Tracie
 

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