Herp Photo of the Day: Bearded Dragon

Although bearded dragons are desert lizards, they often enjoy a nice soak. Diet-related Parasitic and Protozoan Infections Gastrointestinal parasites may inhabit the mouth, coming from infected prey or from regurgitated prey that brings up parasites from lower down in the intestinal tract. They help him thrive with physical therapy, exercise, and a healthy living environment. I have successfully used a large tarp tied to four posts and angled at one end to drain into a plastic 50-gallon drum. When a human or an animal is given intravenous fluids that fluid is far from distilled water. Herps need to be able to thermoregulate as needed. This species has a much lower preferred body temperature than other large dragons and can remain in the water or in shade on hot days.

I love zoo animals and always will, but seeing animals in the wild, there’s a difference. Recording People should record information on reptiles and amphibians observed in the field, including species, date, numbers or abundance, precise location and habitat description. An experienced herp vet can advise you on what this could be, based on hands-on palpation, examination of the oral cavity, fine needle aspiration of fluid and tissue from the area, and from other tests. G. If you are looking for a herp-knowledgeable veterinarian in your area, a good place to start is by checking the list of members on the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarian (ARAV) web site at www.arav.com. Support care should be provided as needed. I would expect that you acquired business cards and contact information from some of the local breeders and you should be able to follow up with them, or perhaps you can seek out the appropriate herps from local pet retailers.


Acetate is tranformed into bicarbonate via muscle. If you keep your bearded dragons on sand, reduce the risk of impaction by offering food on a shallow dish rather than placing it directly on the substrate. We have had many reptile species feed voraciously on this insect, including bearded dragons, collared lizards and uromastyx. We tend to think of larvae as being legless grubs, like mealworms and maggots, but chigger mite larvae have six legs which enable them to move around their meal (the snake or lizard) and the greater environment. Most are from wild-caught parents. Insects might be drowned, but if you are not thorough, the termites can just scurry up the Beardie’s body and appear in the water, chilling out around the eyes and nose. Note the small red dots covering its body.

† From “Drug Dosage and Chemotherapeutics”, by Lara Maxwell, DVM, in Biology, Husbandry and Medicine of the Green Iguana, E.R. Blisters/Bullae: The difference between the two is simply a matter of size. The increasing number of reptiles being given away for whom no homes can be found tells just how unrealistic this attitude is. They should be misted or sprayed with water from time to time, particularly in dry weather. Knowing how long animals will live and how big they get is important, but a herp’s specific care requirements should be researched — and determined realistic for a youngster to provide — before it is brought home. You should be feeding some waxworms, some crickets (either gut-loaded or dusted with a vitamin/mineral supplement) and when available, other types of insects that you can catch around your house and yard. Diagnosing the Disease: The only currently available method to diagnose adenovirus is, unfortunately, by necropsy (animal autopsy).

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Perhaps the most popular and beloved pet herp across the globe, Bearded Dragons are personable, attractive, and love getting some sun! Most of my animals are diurnal, requiring light to function normally, and all require an external heat source. Is it normal for CWDs to sometimes just go off food for a bit? But that’s the beauty of hypertext: you can always link out! For further information about the Wildlife Licensing System, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. It’s also probably the most faction centric expansion in the game. Do you have comments or require assistance?