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    Sick bearded dragon

    Hi everyone I am new to this site I have a problem with my bearded dragon he won't eat and wants to sleep all the time at the moment I have to force feed him to keep him alive I have taken him to the vet but I don't think they knew what they were doing as they just said if he still sick within 2 weeks bring him back to be put down which I definitely do not want to do this is my first time on a forum

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    first up how long have you had the dragon? they take a week or so to settle in to a new home
    What are your temps like? Sounds like he isn't hot enough
    Do you have a warm end and a cool end?
    also important what are you using for a heat lamp?
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    He is about 9 years old his enclosure is perfect. it all started a year ago when my daughter had him in the garden and she took her eyes off him and he went missing he went out of the garden threw somebody else is garden across the road into a somebody else garden the owner of the house caught him with his whipper snipper and he hasn't been the same since

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    ah ok that's a whole other issue
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    Quote Originally Posted by nova502@bigpond.com View Post
    He is about 9 years old his enclosure is perfect. it all started a year ago when my daughter had him in the garden and she took her eyes off him and he went missing he went out of the garden threw somebody else is garden across the road into a somebody else garden the owner of the house caught him with his whipper snipper and he hasn't been the same since
    that's not sick,that's a physically damaged dragon;Without knowing the amount of damage it's hard to offer advice.It's possible euthanasia is the best option but I can't make that call.
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    That sounds horrible. What state are you in? You need to go to a gOOD reptile vet asap.

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    I've got some antibiotics from the USA I will try this and think about euthanizing him in four weeks time if I have no look

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    [QUOTE=nova502@bigpond.com;61311]I've got some antibiotics from the USA I will try this and think about euthanizing him in four weeks time if I have no look[

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    I am not having much luck with these dragons I have a very young dragon and all he wants to do is bite and he will get bigger and then I will be scared to put my hand in the tank. I have watched several videos on how to tame him or her with no luck am I supposed to just grab him or just let him bite me

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    first up ,do you have a front opening enclosure or top ?
    Front opening is better because if you come from the top you are threatening.
    Second,YES just grab him.If you hesitate or chase him around the enclosure, you are are scaring him which makes it even harder to pick him up next time.
    You must be quick and decisive but do it gently,if you get this right you will have less problems each time and he will trust you so you can pick him up no problems.
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