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How do you treat a constipated lizard?
Last Updated: 4th March, 2020
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Besides, can lizards get constipated?
Constipated bearded dragons often lack an appetite as well. A mass of urates can occur in any reptile species but we will be discussing this in bearded dragons as this is one of the most common reasons for taking these lizards to the veterinarian.
Additionally, how do you tell if your lizard is impacted? Detecting Impaction
- the inability to excrete regularly or straining when trying to go to the bathroom.
- slight leg trembles.
- dragging one or both the back legs.
- not walking properly.
- you may also see a slight bump along the spinal area.
Likewise, people ask, how do you treat lizard impaction?
Common treatments involve placing the reptile in a lukewarm bath and gently rubbing the area under the impaction to help the passing of the consumed substance, place both thumbs on the back at the middle, put the first two fingers under the belly and rub gently in a circular way until the beaded dragon puffs up, when
Can bearded dragons die from impaction?
Impaction in Bearded Dragons. Impaction is a debilitating condition which can sadly cause the death of bearded dragons. If major impaction occurs, the beardie can lose mobility and can even become paralysed after losing its ability to move its limbs.