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I need help. I cant tell if he is entering brumation or is sick.

iLoveEarl20613

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How is your dragon doing now? Have there been any changes?
He's eating a little bit of greens every other day or so. he's been a little in consistent but he's moving more and spending more time under his basking light. still hasn't eaten bugs and has only pooped once in the 2 weeks
 

Sadie

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He still hasn't started eating bugs yet. he eats greens about once a week and his poop looks healthy. no bad odor and it's solid logs still. i don't know what it could be.
As long as he's eating that is good are watching his weight? The pooping once every 2 weeks is normal for him not eating as much and he's basking are you rinsing the greens before serving so he's getting water?
 

iLoveEarl20613

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As long as he's eating that is good are watching his weight? The pooping once every 2 weeks is normal for him not eating as much and he's basking are you rinsing the greens before serving so he's getting water?
Yes i washing his greens and spray them with water throughout the day just in case if he wants to eat some. His weight has been staying around the same spot. His fats pads are still good and he's not loose or gaining a lot of weight. He's been just laying under his hammock and comes out during the day but when it gets later he just stays under the hammock most of the time.
 

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Yes i washing his greens and spray them with water throughout the day just in case if he wants to eat some. His weight has been staying around the same spot. His fats pads are still good and he's not loose or gaining a lot of weight. He's been just laying under his hammock and comes out during the day but when it gets later he just stays under the hammock most of the time.
Ok so he's fine - let him do his thing-
 

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The only thing i'm worried about is if i could be a respiratory infection. He doesn't wheeze and no mucus but he lays with him mouth slightly open when he's under his hammock
Post a pic I am thinking it's the same thing mine do- is it slightly ajar ?
 

iLoveEarl20613

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He's been doing good and moving around more. I think i'm gonna order a respiratory antibiotic. His saliva has been thicker when he eats and it makes a slapping noise and everytime he breaths his beard moves in and out with his breaths. idk if those are signs of respiratory infection or i'm just overthinking.
 

iLoveEarl20613

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Update about Earl: I ordered an upper respiratory infection antibiotic because i help him up to my ear and could hear him clicking when we was breathing. so hopefully that comes in within a week. Other than that he has been acting the same and still eating critical care.
 

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Update about Earl: I ordered an upper respiratory infection antibiotic because i help him up to my ear and could hear him clicking when we was breathing. so hopefully that comes in within a week. Other than that he has been acting the same and still eating critical care.
You need to get a dosage on that antibiotic-- you do not want to over dose him- are you going to take him to the vet? where did you get the antibiotic?
 

iLoveEarl20613

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You need to get a dosage on that antibiotic-- you do not want to over dose him- are you going to take him to the vet? where did you get the antibiotic?
I called the vet and they already have his weight and size on record so they are giving me the dosage and everything. he just pooped and it looks bad. idk if it's parasites or from only eating critical care but i know i won't be able to get any poop to the vet because he poops so rarely and the sample needs to be less than 24 hours old.
 

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I called the vet and they already have his weight and size on record so they are giving me the dosage and everything. he just pooped and it looks bad. idk if it's parasites or from only eating critical care but i know i won't be able to get any poop to the vet because he poops so rarely and the sample needs to be less than 24 hours old.
Ok a fecal would be good- critical care is some good stuff- if you need him to poop feed him some baby food pumpkin add a drop of olive oil and a drop of honey- see if he will lick off a spoon first- or by syringe last resort- feed VERY SLOWLY - you don't want him to aspirate
 

iLoveEarl20613

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Ok a fecal would be good- critical care is some good stuff- if you need him to poop feed him some baby food pumpkin add a drop of olive oil and a drop of honey- see if he will lick off a spoon first- or by syringe last resort- feed VERY SLOWLY - you don't want him to aspirate
i'll try and get a fecal test done. his poop was pale and looked like it had musics or kind of slimy.
 

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i'll try and get a fecal test done. his poop was pale and looked like it had musics or kind of slimy.
See the slimy/ mucous a lot-- if it's really runny and stink so bad it makes you leave the room that is a good sign of parasites- they can effect eating and activity if the count is really high
 

iLoveEarl20613

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See the slimy/ mucous a lot-- if it's really runny and stink so bad it makes you leave the room that is a good sign of parasites- they can effect eating and activity if the count is really high
it didn't stink awfully but i'm just confused how he could of gotten parasites. i do full deep cleans of his cage and he hasn't eaten bugs in a month. i'm just so confused
 
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