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RE: new beardie sick - need advice quick....

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Posted by: PHLdyPayne at Fri May 6 23:17:24 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHLdyPayne ]  
   

Why did you even buy him? The guy didn't seem to care his animals are all dehydrated etc after a three day trip. I wouldn't have given him 5 cents...why should I encourage him to submit more animals to such abuse? Maybe then next show, he won't travel so far, or take better care of the animals en route.

Main thing to me is the dragon is extremely stressed. Set up his cage in a quiet area without any other lizards around (should have been isolated from the get go, to ensure any pathogens he may have doesn't contaminate your existing dragons). Offer water with a dropper onto the side of his mouth to get him to drink, to rehydrate him. Kick the temps up a bit more too, so its closer to 115F basking temp (not air temp..that should be more around 90F) Make sure he has a cooler area to retreat to.

Cover up most of the walls of the cage, so his reflection isn't bothering him. (inside so it won't reflect on glass). Except for feeding and offering water, leave him alone. Don't bathe him, take him outside etc. Focus on getting him to drink and eat a little insects or greens...all the travel, moving from cage to vet, to your arms etc is just giving him more stress.
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