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Lethargic Bearded Dragon


Lethargic Bearded Dragon

Signs of a lethargic Bearded dragon include listlessness and the unwillingness to eat or walk. Bearded dragon lethargy can be, and most often is, very serious. Healthy Bearded dragons should always be bright, alert and almost always willing to eat. When these signs are seen, in combination or separately there must be no delay in finding the cause of the problem.

Lethargic Bearded Dragon Causes

Because lethargy is such an general clinical sign in sick Bearded dragon, there can literally be anything wrong. Lethargy is a very unspecific and only one of the possible clinical signs of a sick Bearded dragon. Falling and complicated injuries can also cause Bearded dragon lethargy. There are also a lot of diseases that can cause this condition.

Lethargic Bearded Dragon Treatment

In most of the cases it will be beneficial to make a specific diagnoses before just starting to treat these animals. Some lethargic Bearded dragons will unfortunately get worse no matter what the treatment is going to be. A lethargic or sick Bearded dragon must be presented to a qualified reptile veterinarian for further evaluation.

Always accommodate these animals with a fresh stool sample sealed in a ziplock or similar plastic bad. Expensive additional tests such as faecal flotation and wet preparations, radiography and ultrasonography might be necessary to diagnose some of these cases. Treatment will include a combination of parenteral fluids (a drip), antiparasitics and antibiotics.

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