Broken Bones

Bearded dragon broken armSymptoms:

  • limping
  • swelling
  • lethargy
  • aggression
  • resisting touch
  • visible crookedness


Broken toes often heal themselves just fine. You can ease your dragon’s pain and help it heal correctly by taping it to an adjacent toe with a gentle tape like athletic tape. If you’re not confident in your ability to do this, take your beardie to the vet.

Larger bone breaks should be handled only by a professional. Make an appointment with your veterinarian and increase calcium supplementation. Let your dragon bask outdoors if the weather and your lizard permit it.

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