Reptiles/bearded dragon


mitchell wrote at 2009-07-01 10:05:10
you should put the lizard in sugar water then it should suck them back up if not take it to the shop  

Taymon wrote at 2010-03-27 07:44:57
Hello... I am not a Vet or a any expert on Bearded dragons... but i do Breed them... and from what i can see it merely looks like your male dragons just got *excited* it can happen when they get stimulated by the presence of a female with eggs or even at random... I agree with they other answer... best thing is to take a paper towel or clean rag and soak it in warm water with just a little bit of sugar... let your dragon lay on this for a moment laying flat down... if the exposed *insides* do not return to how they once were, do as instructed in the other answer but DO NOT PANIC when you first notice this... trying to push it back in yourself may harm your dragon so seek a vet with reptile knowledge!!

(again... I'm not expert or clam to be one... i am just a reptile lover who has experience with this similar every on a regular basis... )

(Also... a Bearded dragon can roll its eyes into its head and Push Out glands behind its eyes... not sure why they do this but its freaky and scary... but Normal... )

Heidi wrote at 2012-05-17 14:58:16
Definitely go to the vet right away.  The pet stores aren't equipped to give you advice on exotics.  They are not medical, they are just store personnel and have very little knowledge about these reptiles.  Please let us know how things turn out.

HollyB wrote at 2012-11-21 07:03:19
I was looking at bearded dragon pics on the net and came across this exposed bowel dragon from 2007 - It's now November 2012 Just wanted to say I have two bearded Dragons and they have both had their insides pop out when having a bowel movement. Dragons like to poop in water so it's a good idea to give them a bath every second day for a bowel movement and also give them a water bowl they won't drown in. They will toilet in the water themselves; it will have to be cleaned out and replaced with clean water as soon as you see poop in it as they will drink this water as well. When my dragon bowels were exposed I put them in a bowl of water until they sucked there bowels back inside; it only took about 10 - 15 mins for it to go back inside is important not to touch the bowls or bottom area. If the bowels do not go back in on their own after about 20 mins of bath time then would be strongly recommended to take dragon to reptile vet or zoo vet ..they can always recommend someone else who will do the work and let you pay later if they won't themselves. P.s always supervise your dragons when giving a bath !!  


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I can answer 98% of all questions regarding the husbandry of most desert to temperate climate omnivore and herbivore lizards. This would include bearded dragons, and skinks. I can also answer questions regarding iguanas. I can not help with snakes,amphibians,crustations or arachnids. For tortoises I will only refer you to the World Chelonian Trust. I am not a vet, but I've had enough medical (human) training to know that when a reptile is showing symptoms he needs definitive care. That means a vet, period. I can help with a few conditions, such as prolapse, so that the animal has the best chance at the vet to treat and recover. The answer to having two species sharing the same habitat will always be no. Just because you don't like my answer does not mean I'm wrong. As for breeding animals, especially bearded dragons who already have a weak gene pool as it is, you will get all the reasons why you shouldn't. There are enough inexperienced breeders out there, filling pet stores with undersized sickly babies, I will not add to their number. If you need a lizard identified, please give me an idea of where you live and a description of the animal.


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