I'm very worried about my baby bearded dragon
by Shona Nicol
I have a 10 month old baby bearded dragon, I used to have 4 older ones too, she came from one of my older ones so I have had her since she was born and have taken very good care of her, I’m not sure how big she should be, but she still looks very small. I’m very worried about her as I checked on her this morning and half of her head is a very greyish bubbly texture, It has never been like that before, and I know she isn’t shedding her skin. I’ve bathed and let her swim around in luke warm water in the bath for a little while to see if that would help, but it’s stayed the same. She hardly ever eats her food, I normally feed her cucumber with calcium sprinkled over it as a friend of the family breeds lizards and told me to do that, I keep her hydrated and take very good care of her too. She’s been lying under her log for weeks and hardly ever moves unless I pick her up to check she’s still alive. I live in the UK and it is very hard to find an experienced reptile vet, and it costs a lot of money too. Any idea’s on what it could be that is wrong with her?
Do you have the proper UV lighting? What about the heat temps on the basking spot? Her diet should consist of dark leafy greens like dandelion greens and collard greens. Are you feeding her crickets or some other type of protien? She might not be able to digest her food.