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QnA on Bearded Dragon Impaction

QnA on Bearded Dragon Impaction

Bearded dragon impaction is a condition in which a bearded dragon's digestive system becomes blocked. This can happen when the animal eats something that is too large or hard to pass through its digestive system. A hard mass may form in the animal's intestine and will need to be surgically removed.

    How do I know if my Bearded Dragon has taken damage?

    These signs might be visible if your dragon has taken damage.
    • Soft stomach.
    • Between the parts of the spine there is a lump.
    • Weight loss.
    • Awkward look.
    • Difficulty walking (stiff or awkward gait)
    • There is a protrusion at the impact site.
    • Hind legs shaky or inability to move (can be dragged without use when walking)

    What should I do about the impact of my Bearded Dragon?

    • Check the temperature in the Basking area.
    • Bathe Beardie in warm water.
    • Give them a relaxing massage.
    • Experiment with new foods.
    • Make an appointment with Bearded Dragon's vet.

    Why does the Bearded Dragon limp?

    When a bearded dragon's bones are damaged, it limps with difficulty walking or using its legs. Falling can break the Bearded Dragon's bones. Another cause could be that your pet has MBD. MBD softens a bearded dragon's bones by releasing calcium from the bones, increasing calcium levels in the blood.

    Are bearded dragons affected by superworms?

    Super worms can be eaten by bearded dragons. It is perfectly safe for healthy adult dragons and is also a favorite snack. Superworms, on the other hand, are not considered great major bugs, and newborn bearded dragons should never consume as it can cause gastrointestinal upset.

    How can I clear the blockage?

    An enema, a specific liquid that a doctor puts into the rectum to soften stool, is the most common treatment for fecal impaction. An enema usually causes a bowel movement, so if a large amount of stool softens with the enema, your pet will be able to push it out on its own.

    What causes bloating in my Bearded Dragon?

    Unfortunately, a bearded dragon crash can be caused by a variety of factors, including dangerous substrates, difficult-to-digest feeders, insufficient tank temperatures, and more.

    What happens if the Bearded Dragon eats too much food?

    It is not recommended to feed the bearded dragon any insects or vegetables that are larger than the eyes. They eagerly consume larger amounts of food, but they cannot digest it properly. Food larger than this space is more likely to cause a collision, which can lead to illness or death.

    What is a natural laxative for Bearded Dragons?

    Bathing can help relax the dragon's muscles and release substances in the stomach. Here are some examples of natural laxatives: pumpkins, plums, olive oil and apples.

    What is the maximum amount of time a Bearded Dragon can go without pooping?

    A bearded dragon that does not bruise should not exceed a week without poop. Some people can go weeks without poop, but this is very uncomfortable and usually indicates a health problem.

    Does Olive Oil Help Bearded Dragon Poop?

    Olive oil is a natural laxative that helps reptiles to have more regular bowel movements and can help relieve geckos that are contracted or constipated.

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    About the author

    I am Paige and I love pets. I have a bearded dragon and a husky. My bearded dragon's name is Bart and he is a lot of fun. He likes to eat crickets and play in his cage. My husky's name is Sandy and she is a lot of fun, too. She likes to run and play in the park. I love taking them for walks and playing with them. They are both a big part of my family.
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