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moooshy

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my beardie mushy has issues going on and i need guidance as to what it may be

from my view it seems as if he has fallen and scrapped his lip [in photo], causing him to not eat and drink, from further inspection ive noticed these white marks at the top of his mouth. he had lost a lot of weight, his fat pockets arent fat anymore, his eyes sunk too. he still basks and enjoys it and goes to bed at his regular time. his eyes are always closed now though which makes me very nervous

i dont know if he has mouth rot or what has happened but please send me your thoughts and opinions.

im currently syringe feeding and hydrating him, hes taking it very well too, i wont get paid for another week and a bit so i cant see a vet at the moment as i cant afford it, as soon as i get paid im taking him regardless.

he is the best thing in my life and ive had him for 3 years, i rescued him from the brink of death and have never stopped loving this lil dude, hes my fighter
 

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KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
my beardie mushy has issues going on and i need guidance as to what it may be

from my view it seems as if he has fallen and scrapped his lip [in photo], causing him to not eat and drink, from further inspection ive noticed these white marks at the top of his mouth. he had lost a lot of weight, his fat pockets arent fat anymore, his eyes sunk too. he still basks and enjoys it and goes to bed at his regular time. his eyes are always closed now though which makes me very nervous

i dont know if he has mouth rot or what has happened but please send me your thoughts and opinions.

im currently syringe feeding and hydrating him, hes taking it very well too, i wont get paid for another week and a bit so i cant see a vet at the moment as i cant afford it, as soon as i get paid im taking him regardless.

he is the best thing in my life and ive had him for 3 years, i rescued him from the brink of death and have never stopped loving this lil dude, hes my fighter
Please go over your surface basking temps - and uvb coil or tube? We need ahbd to take a look and Tracie
@AHBD
@Drache613
 

AHBD

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Hi there, Mushy does have a degree of mouth trauma or rot. The inside color is not the problem, all beardies have a degree of pink/yellow/cream as their natural color in the mouth. The outer edge is crusty and if you can get a couple more pics from that side it might show it better. For now, you can get a product called Maxi Guard to apply with a Q-tip or something. You can use also try betadine diluted with water [ 1 part betadine , 10 parts water ] Raw honey can help as well. It's good that he's still eating from a syringe , just be careful not to irritate that sore area.
 

moooshy

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thank you so much, i have raw honey at the moment so i’ll give that a go, his mouth isn’t as inflamed today and not as scabby too
 

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moooshy

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Please go over your surface basking temps - and uvb coil or tube? We need ahbd to take a look and Tracie
@AHBD
@Drache613
hot side stays around 40-41° and his cold side stays around 20-22° i can’t remember what uvb i have but its a deep dome bulb, and his heat lamp is exo terra 100w. kept it this way for the past 4 years
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
hot side stays around 40-41° and his cold side stays around 20-22° i can’t remember what uvb i have but its a deep dome bulb, and his heat lamp is exo terra 100w. kept it this way for the past 4 years
The coil needs to be replaced as soon as possible - I will post link when I get home for what you need-- the basking bulb is good - make sure you have two digital probe thermometers -
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
hes passed away. i believe it was a parasite
I am so sorry --- deep dome bulbs for UVB's are not good --- parasites would not have caused your dragon to pass -- how long was he black bearding and how long had the mouth issue as well
 

moooshy

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a week ago is when everything started going weird, he lost all his weight, wouldnt eat or drink (hence my syringe feedings/watering), he still pooped a bit and peed after i would feed him. i switched from a tube to a deep dome like 3-5 months ago. i just wish i could’ve saved him :/
 

Drache613

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Hello,

I am very sorry you lost your boy so suddenly.:cry:
It sounds like the possibility of kidney or liver issues since it happened pretty quickly. They hide
illness very well.
My condolences for your loss.

Tracie
 

moooshy

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hi tracie, thank you so much

organ failure truly never crossed my mind, i am just in shock so i was looking at simpler options instead of that. it makes sense but all i care is he is no longer in pain and is now able to do whatever he wants wherever he is <3
 

Drache613

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Hello,

I know, the awful feeling that accompanies loss is really indescribable to me. It leaves you numb
& shocked, yes. I know that he knew you were there for him.

Tracie
 

AHBD

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I;m so sorry to hear this, I know you weren't expecting this and losing them is always a terrible experience. My condolences to you. :(
 

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