Bearded Dragon Problem

Discussion in 'Bearded Dragons' started by kthomas, Jun 15, 2003.

  1. kthomas

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    I just noticed today that my bearded dragon looked like it had some dried up poop coming out of it. I went to pull it off and it started pulling some of her insides out (at least that is what it looked like) Now it is coming out a bit at a time by itself and drying up. I don't know what to do with her! She still has a great appetite and is very active. I would appreciate any info! I am really scared for her! Thanks! -Kerri
     
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  3. Axe

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    This is gonna sound pretty nasty, heh, but can you get a photo to better illustrate what you mean? It could be just that she's having a hard time passing, or it could be something more serious.

    Without seeing, it's tough to say. If you can get a photo, that'd be great, feel free to E-Mail it to me if you like (axe@reptilerooms.com), and if you can't, just try giving her a soak.

    And just a few questions...

    How old is she?
    What types of foods is she eating?
    What are her temperatures like? Warm end, cool end & basking spot.
     
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  5. pixiefrogw

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    I say take her to the vet asap. Better safe then sorry.
     
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  7. kthomas

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    Thanks for the help! It is much appreciated! I soaked her in luke warm water for a while, and she passed something that was cream in color and hard. Then she passed another one just like it. I don't know what it was, but she seems fine now. She is very active and has an excellent appetite! Thanks again for the quick responses. She will be 1 in July. She eats lots of greens, squash, peas, carrots, super worms and crickets. She shares an enclosure with another dragon that I got when I got her, and he is fine. Again, thanks for the help!
     
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  9. Axe

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    They're not quite a year old and you have a male & female together?

    Separate them immediately... It's very possible the female could become gravid even at such a young age, and it is a SEVERE risk to her health.

    Male & Female dragons should not be allowed to mix until they're at least 2 years old, and then ONLY if you intend to breed.
     
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  11. CheriS

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    What you describe sounds very much like what females that are too young to be gravid happens when they do become gravid and pass eggs, the eggs do not look like normal eggs, they are a creme/yellowish color and may have trouble passing them, there is usually only a few (under 6)

    the fact she is in with a male may be causing her to ovulate early
     
  12. kthomas

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    Oh my gosh! Really!?!? The pet store I bought them from sold them to me together and said I could only have a male and female together! I can't believe they would do that! Thanks alot for the info, I had no idea!
     
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    Female are growing and developing unitl about age 18 month, then continue to put on fat for gestation and add bulk for the next 6 months, they can and will breed or produce eggs if exposed to a male from as early as 6 months, but they really should not. Her bones are not developed enough to lose the calcium and pass the eggs easily. Many times they reabsorb the eggs and you never know they produced them. But a few may deveople and thats when you get this creme/yellow color funny shaped things being passed or blocking.
    them up... they DO NOT look like normal eggs, strange shape and are kinda soft. It you break one open you will see will see a runny like texture stuff that looks like pudding before it cools.

    You did the right thing in soaking her, that was the best thing you could have done as it relaxed her to pass what she had. When too young the hips do not soften yet to allow passing them easily. That also is what gives them more of a elongated than an egg shape.

    Females can stay with females, only one male can reside in a tank with other females. But they should be at least 18 months old as they will breed and it takes a lot out of a female to early if she does produce a whole clutch of fertile eggs. Never can two Juvenile or adult males stay together.

    one male with one female will usually pester her to much and stress her out. People that keep males with females usually have a 3 female to 1 male ratio (spread around his attention and not run down just one female).

    She may pass some more 2 weeks to 1 month after the first ones. Bump up her calcium to several times a week and make sure she drinks as much as she wants during this time. They fact she is a good eater saw her through this round.

    Also, add a box of potting soil (no additives) into her tank so if she does go to lay more she can dug and bury them, this encourages her to pass them too. Sounds like she has passed what she had and you did the right thing.

    [Edited on 22/6/2003 by CheriS]
     

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