Reptiles/Bearded Dragon


Hi! I have unfortunately made the mistake of taking the advice of housing two bearded dragons together. One has bitten the other and now the arm is shriveled and nearly off. I have already separated the dragons and give the dragon baths with betadine twice a day. Am I on the right track? Is there anything more I can do? DO you have any idea how much a trip to to the visit would cost me for this? She is a female less than 1 year old.

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Hi Jose,
Sorry about your dragon. As to the cost, it varies so much from vet to vet and location to location. Some vets are willing to work with you on costs and there is a credit card you can apply for that does not charge interest if you pay your monthly payment on time.  It is called CARE CREDIT.  It can only be used for medical(both human and animal) expenses. Many Vets are now accepting it.
You do need a vet visit though to get antibiotics to prevent any infection from forming in your beardies body. You are doing right with the Betadine baths, but oral antibiotics are needed and it sounds like your dragon may need to have the leg amputated.
Again, I am so very sorry your dragon is going through this.  Below are some links to finding a vet.  Maybe you can call around to different ones in your area to get an idea as to the charge.


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I am well versed in all aspects of the care and keeping of green iguanas, leopard geckos and bearded dragons. This includes all husbandry issues pertaining to the above species. I am not a vet so I cannot answer medical questions. I research other reptiles and am able to give general information on other species of lizards. I prefer not to answer snake questions as that I have not researched them enough.


I own 3 green iguanas, two of which are rescues. I own two leopard geckos, both rescues. I've had my reptiles for 11 years. I spend many hours researching the care of my reptiles to keep up to date on all information pertaining to keeping reptiles that I have. I own a yahoo group dedicated to raising healthy iguanas.

Scales and Tails Exotic Pet Rescue (one of the founding members)

One of the Co Authors of the Book "The Iguana Dens Care and Keeping of Giant Green Iguanas"

I was a Vet Tech for 6 years. Research, experience and learning from the experience of others that have raised reptiles for many years.

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