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Hurt beardie, please help!

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i-am-a-mushroom:

followthebluebell:

i-am-a-mushroom:

My bearded dragon was acting fussy when I held him and didn’t want to walk much. I looked him over and he has what looks like pressure sores on both of his hind feet and I’m not sure how to treat it. Help please?

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Going to the vet would be the best and safest choice. There’s a reason why your dragon is getting these sores and the best thing to do would be to find out WHY he has them so you can prevent them from occurring again. Considering the inflammation and pus, it’s likely he already has an infection and that needs to be treated quickly.

Is he black-bearding and puffing out his beard more than usual? He looks pretty easy to handle, but it’s hard to tell from pictures.

Until you can get him to the vet, you can treat the sores with neosporin (the kind WITHOUT pain-relief) and raw honey if you can get it. Bathe and soak him daily to help keep them clean. I’d put him on a paper towel substrate too, since it’s the easiest to change and keep clean. Change them daily.

If the vet puts your dragon on antibiotics, treat with probiotics as well to restore the proper balance of intestinal bacteria.

I hope your little dragon recovers well and without complications. :c It’s so nerve-wrecking when a reptile is ill.

Alright I’ll see if we can get him in, and try to get the right medication. The problem is we’re down a car right now and everyone is too busy with school starting back up; nobody wants to worry about him right now. It’s the infection that worries me the most and I don’t want it to get any more severe than it already is….

He hasn’t bearded for a while, actually. He’s been sleeping a lot but I don’t think it’s brumation…. Yeah the guy is really easy to handle, he’s probably the most tolerant animal on the face of the earth, so the fact that he’s been fussy is really saying something. 

My mom said something about neosporin so I’ll use that. I’ve never heard of using raw honey before - I’d imagine he’d try to lick it off or do something that might make it worse? But ok I’ll make sure to bathe him and his tank is usually really clean, so I’ll see what I can do about the towels.

Thank you so much for your help, I’ll try to take care of him as best as I can. I lost my last beardie to MBD (bad breeder D: ) and I don’t want to lose another one. Hopefully he’ll get back to full health real soon and be his peppy dorky self again.

Thank’s again for everything~

Man, that sucks. D: I’m glad that you’re caring for the poor little fellow though.

The fact that he’s not bearding is good. It most likely means he’s not in severe pain or anything.

Yeah, not a lot of people realize that honey can be used on wounds. It’ll be safe if he licks a bit. Just a bit messy since the sores are on his feet.

https://www.beardeddragon.org/

This site is offline for maintenance right now, but their forums are really useful. It’s full of people who know a lot more about beardie health than I do. They might be able to tell you why/how he got the sores.

You’re welcome! I wish you and your little beardie all the luck in the world.

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"I have a question. One of my high school professors had snakes, but he planned on putting any snake down if they got over six feet in length. He explained that they would be too dangerous/expensive to keep. Is that okay to do?"

snekgeck:

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scalestails:

NO that is by NO MEANS OK WOW

Holy SHIT is that not ok. I can’t even wrap my head around that it’s like??? Why would you get an animal if you aren’t going to take care of it? You can’T JUST KILL AN ANIMAL WHEN YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE CARE OF IT ANYMORE HOLY SHIT

First and foremost a 6 foot corn snake is virtually HARMLESS even if they DO bite you (which is very unusual). He has to specify what kind of snake he would consider “dangerous”. And just because a snake reaches 6 feet does not mean it is any more aggressive than it was a 5 or 4 feet. And expensive??? What the fuck does he mean by that? A $7 rat once or twice a MONTH is too expensive or something?!???! I REALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK HE’S TALKING ABOUT.

Like. The only “dangerous” snake I can think of at 6 feet would be a particularly aggressive constrictor like an african rock or an extremely out of character burm or something. Or maybe a scrub python, but I highly doubt he’d get one of those at any point in time. And by “dangerous” I mean that at that length it would be wise to have two people handle them, for safety’s sake. Like, so the snake doesn’t decide to use your neck as support (NOT try to kill you literally assume your neck is a good branch to cling to) and accidentally suffocate you. That’s it.

That professor is fucked up. Just fucked up to ever consider something like that an option.

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This is my 6 foot Corn he isn’t exactly harmless because he can bite and it will hurt.. but he certainly can not kill a human. 99% he is a chill noodle that wants nothing more than to just slither around.

Any animal can be dangerous.. I honestly don’t think your Professor should have ANY animal period.

If you’re not prepared for possible size in the future, don’t get the animal.

This is the exact mindset of the guy who gave me Ozzy. Ozzy was almost 6 feet long, and that was ‘too big’ even though Ozzy’s growth is stunted and he should actually be a foot or two larger.

People really need to wake up and realize that the world doesn’t revolve around humans, and other animals need to be taken into account as well.

A snake can’t help the size it reaches to and shouldn’t have to die because of it.

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Hurt beardie, please help!

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i-am-a-mushroom:

My bearded dragon was acting fussy when I held him and didn’t want to walk much. I looked him over and he has what looks like pressure sores on both of his hind feet and I’m not sure how to treat it. Help please?

[photos and description of wound are under read more]

Read More

Going to the vet would be the best and safest choice. There’s a reason why your dragon is getting these sores and the best thing to do would be to find out WHY he has them so you can prevent them from occurring again. Considering the inflammation and pus, it’s likely he already has an infection and that needs to be treated quickly.

Is he black-bearding and puffing out his beard more than usual? He looks pretty easy to handle, but it’s hard to tell from pictures.

Until you can get him to the vet, you can treat the sores with neosporin (the kind WITHOUT pain-relief) and raw honey if you can get it. Bathe and soak him daily to help keep them clean. I’d put him on a paper towel substrate too, since it’s the easiest to change and keep clean. Change them daily.

If the vet puts your dragon on antibiotics, treat with probiotics as well to restore the proper balance of intestinal bacteria.

I hope your little dragon recovers well and without complications. :c It’s so nerve-wrecking when a reptile is ill.

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