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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern-ish Minnesota
Rescued Baby Beardie from Being Euthanized... Really Need HELP!
So, I spent today observing at the vets. They had 2 baby bearded dragons from Petco- One had a leg amputated, and one had a bad eye. The receptionist was abopting the one with the amputed leg, and the one with the eye problem was going to be euthanized later today... Untill I saved his little life!
So, they arent completely sure what wrong with this little guy. He wont open his eye, and its probably either an infection or his eye is just damaged. Hes been at the vets for about a week and he wont eat on his own (I have to force feed him) and hes lethargic. Hes been on 2 rounds of antibiotics, and they havent helped any.
He might just not want to eat because he cant see out of his one eye, and Im hoping that thats all. Since he wont swallow any whole force-fed mealies (he sits there and gags on them untill he can spit them out) Im gonna try cruching up some mealies and mixing them with some banana or other mushy food so I can syringe feed him.
Does anyone have any advice for me? Ive never owned a lizard before, and I definatly wasnt planning on owning a bearded dragon today! Usually I do a ton of research before even thinking about getting a new pet, but I managed to squeezing in about 15 minutes before taking him home. I know the basics, but thats about it.
Hes currently in a 10gal with some food, water, and decor... Ill post pics later. Im setting him up with a heat lamp in a minute, but Ill need a UV bulb if he makes it. Oh, and they guessed hes about 3-4 months old. Hes about 5-6 in long.
Wish him luck! I named him Wink.
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