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Kealo 11-28-2017 02:09 AM

3 month old bloating
 
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I have a 3 month old trans witblits and Iím not sure if heís sick or itís just the winter time reaction from him but he looks very bloated and always sleeps but he is active just not to much anymore heís more chill but still runs around and acts normal can anybody help also I am new to owning a beared dragon

Dyscophus antongilii 11-29-2017 10:00 PM

I have a few questions. Hopefully, you do not mind.

How long have you had your specimen? How long has his appetite "appeared different?"

What are his tank temps? What is his current set up? What are your room temps? What have you been feeding your specimen?

Thanks.

Kealo 12-05-2017 03:46 PM

Iíve had him for 2 months since I bought bigger roaches he hasnít eaten many maybe like 3-4 weeks itís between 82-89 daytime and 90-95 night his set up is just a rock he can go under a branch and 2 water bowls with a green carpet and I feed him Dubai Roaches and collard greens recently I changed the bulb to a higher watt daytime is 90-95 and night time remains the same also I took him to the vet he said he has coccidia so I have him the 2 treatments and he has been more Sleepy and not eating as much he just likes to lay on my chest and go to sleep and gets mad when I put him back in his tank

angie.h 12-05-2017 06:59 PM

Hi there, for one thing your night temp. being 90 or close to it is way too high. If your house doesn't get below 67 at night you don't need any night heat. If you need night heat, use a CHE [ ceramic heat emitter ] to keep the temp. around 70-75 at night. He does need a 100F basking temp. during the day, the " cool" side no more than 82F. Can you post pics of his set up , including placement of the light and list the exact type of lights you have ?

Be sure the roaches are not too large [ smaller than the space between his eyes for sure ] If he has not poo'd in a few days he may be impacted. Be sure to offer water orally using an eyedropper or spray [ gently ] with a spray bottle directly on his snout. You can also offer a bit of watered down baby food squash/sweet potato/prunes with a few drops of live oil via syringe if he seems constipated/impacted.

Dyscophus antongilii 12-06-2017 11:48 PM

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Iíve had him for 2 months

Has he grown in that time period? Are you sure it is a male? Do you routinely weigh him on a gram scale? If so, are you keeping track of his/her weight?

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since I bought bigger roaches he hasnít eaten many

I would recommend going back to the smaller prey items. Try to keep the prey items, no larger then the space between your specimens eyes.

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maybe like 3-4 weeks

That you have had your Pogona vitticeps or changed the prey item size?

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between 82-89 daytime

That is not too bad. You do ideally, want a basking spot/site of around 100 degrees. That helps aide in proper digestion.

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2and 90-95 night his set up is just a rock

I am NOT a proponent of using hot rocks. Do you mean the hot rock is set to the low to mid nineties? Or, the ambient air temperature, in the enclosure is that high? If you mean the ambient air temperature that is way too high. The mid to high sixes would be a good ambient air temperatures.

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he can go under a branch

Just make sure he isn't injured when he does that. What type of substrate do you have in the enclosure?

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and 2 water bowls

Can I ask why? They are a desert species. So, they get the water they need from the insects and greens they eat. Plus, do not need high humidity.

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with a green carpet

That is substrate I am NOT really a big fan of. I would rather use paper towels, brown paper bags, and such.

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and I feed him Dubai Roaches and collard greens

As previously stated, I would recommend a smaller size Dubai. Or, I would go for quarter to half inch crickets.

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recently I changed the bulb to a higher watt daytime is 90-95

What is the cool side of the tank? Hopefully, the whole tank is not kept that warm. Remember, reptiles and amphibians adjust body temperature via thermoregulation.

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and night time remains the same

Again, I would recommend a lower night time temperature.

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also I took him to the vet he said he has coccidia

I am sorry your specimen is sick. However, I think it is fantastic, you took him/her to a veterinarian. Is this a veterinarian that specializes in reptiles/exotics?

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so I have him the 2 treatments

What medication did the veterinarian prescribe? How long are you supposed to give the medication? How often, in a twenty four hour period, do you need to give the medication?

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and he has been more Sleepy and not eating as much

Since, the medication or the increased size in the prey items you have been offering him/her?

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he just likes to lay on my chest and go to sleep

How long and how often are you doing that? Can I ask why?

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and gets mad when I put him back in his tank

How can you tell? I.E. what behaviors does he/she exhibit that make you feel that way?


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