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    compacted dragon

    Any one have care sheet or information on compaction? try'ed bath,bath with small amount of vegetable oil and rubbing stomach.When I put my dragon in bath he kept putting his head under water and was drinking! Look's like dragon is straining and trying to rub stomach against objects in cage. Should I seek a vet or does someone have any suggestion? Thank's , Johnson.21






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    A vet is always a good idea when something abnormal is going on.

    You might try loooking for stuff about IMpaction. There are lot of threads on this site alone.
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    for a condition like that a vet is definatley gonna be your best bet.
    If you kill a snake because of fear, you're ignorant. If you kill a snake because it has bitten you, you probably deserved to have been bitten in the first place.

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    I have no experience with bearded dragons and can't vouch for this site's info, however, I did find this the other day:

    http://www.reptilerooms.com/Sections...87-page-1.html

    It's called "Impaction in Bearded Dragons." See what you think...

    Good luck!
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    How long has the dragon been like this?
    Please describe your set up for him,... substrate, temperatures, diet etc.
    With the behavior you are describing I would seek a vet.
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    My dragon's doing fine.For anyone using play sand for substrate with a small dragon I sagest you throw it away! I changed substrate to indoor carpet.Dude is doing great! Thank's for the help.

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    Thats good to hear, im glad Dude is well!
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    I'm so glad it turned out ok. Glad you threw away the sand!
    ~Juliane~
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