Why is my baby bearded dragon vibrating?

Ok. I have to baby bearded dragons. One is older then the other but still a baby. The youngest one will occasionly “vibrate” its whole body? Why does it do this? Does anyone know?

Answer #1

There are a few reasons your baby bearded dragon may be shaking, or “vibrating”.

First off, you should make sure you have a UVB light/lamp, and make sure it works properly. Perhaps your bearded dragon is getting cold, and is not able to digest it’s food properly. Bearded Dragons are cold-blooded animals, and require supplemental heat for proper digestion. Also, I suggest getting a heating pad to place under the cage, they really help.

There is something called Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD). Signs of metabolic bone disease are:

-Hard knobs in the long bones of the legs. -Bumps along the vertebral column of the back and tail. -Softening or hard swelling of the lower jaw. -Jerky movements when walking -Repeated tremors, twitches, or spasms in the limbs and muscles of the legs and toes when at rest or after exercise. -Shakiness when being held.

If your bearded dragon has signs of MBD, I recommend taking it to the vet as soon as possible. There are several treatment options available for bearded dragons suffering from MBD.

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