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RE: Beardie dying, making her comfortable

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Posted by: reptilesrock at Sat Sep 29 14:04:26 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by reptilesrock ]  
   

I sympothize with you, I have a 12 year old beardy going through the same thing. He will sometimes eat, but very little and one thing I have noticed when they get older is they get very picky with the foods they eat. Mine won't touch his salads anymore, and he will only eat worms now, sometimes mealworms, sometimes horned and sometimes silks. It's hard when they get to this stage.

Main thing is you want to make them comfortable and stress free for their remaining days. Sounds like you've been doing a good job of that already. Try offering food that seems appetizing to it still just in case the lizard is hungry. Bottom line, don't get down on yourself, you have done a great job. 11 years is a really good life for a beardy.

Also, when was the last bowel movement? Mine has needed assistance getting things moving sometimes. As long as its not plugged up and uncomfortable. If you think the dragon needs it, and nice luke warm shallow bath would help. Just make her as comfy as you can.

All the best and good luck.


   

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