Pronounced Underbite

Discussion in 'Bearded Dragons' started by thecrewdawg, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. thecrewdawg Embryo

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    I have noticed since I have had my other dragon, that Gandolf has a pretty pronounced underbite. From looking at other pictures of Bearded Dragons, everyone I have seen the upper part of the mouth and the bottom part of the jaw meet together evenly. Gandolf's bottom part of his jaw protrudes out past his upper part of the mouth. Anyone have any ideas? Would his massive growth spirt once he was clear of his bout with parasites have something to do with it?

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  2. ~X~KIOKO~X~ Embryo

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    does he seem in pain? maybe you should take him to the vet just to check that everything is ok . sorry i couldnt be much help! i dont know anything about beardies jaws i'm afraid :)
  3. thecrewdawg Embryo

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    No, he is not in pain at all. Just wondering. Is this a trait of a species of beardies?
  4. ReptileCrazy Embryo

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    No, its not a trait of a species. Its probably a genetic defect, as long as its not affecting his health i wouldnt worry about it, but i wouldnt breed him
  5. mr~python Embryo

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    has he had it since you got him? if not, im thinkin its mouthrout. mouthrout is usually a little more pronounced tough, mybe he's just starting to get it, or its a light case of it
  6. clarinet45 Embryo

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    i highly doubt it's mouth rot. i would say a combination of a genetic defect and the growth spurt. what was your dusting schedule?
    what is he eating [both green wise and insects wise]
  7. thecrewdawg Embryo

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    He is just over a year old (13 months). And I am having nothing but problems getting him to eat his greens, he will only eat them if hand feed them to him. I offer a mix of collard greens, mustard greens, raddish, red bell pepper, acorn squash, mango, oranges and snap peas. I try to stick to 2 greens, 2 veggies, and 2 fruits in each salad. As far as insects, mainly crickets, but he also gets on occasion superworms and silkworms. I dust everything I feed him with Repcal Calcium w/o D3 ( he has a MVB from Reptile UV) and on Tuesdays and Thursdays he gets his food dusted with Herpavite.
  8. clarinet45 Embryo

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    sounds like he's getting the best care, thou i stay away from citrius fruits. i would definitly sound like a genetic thing. where did you get him?
  9. Daggerlover Embryo

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    You will want to cut out the citrus fruit (oranges) out of his diet. They can cause long-term problems - the acidity is much too high for their stomachs to digest.
    Well, this is what I've read before and personally I've never seen anyone feed oranges to beardies before - so that's why I say to cut it out. Try for a different fruit...however you have mango in there and a great range of veggies. Also, I'm not sure about radish - is it the greens you're feeding him or the red part (root?) Might want to look that one up :)
  10. thecrewdawg Embryo

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    My beardie came from Sandfire Dragons. I don't plan on breeding him, but if I was I think I would be a little upset. I joke with my wife that he has a Bubba Gump lip.

    All of the items in the salad have come from the list that is found at

    http://home.comcast.net/~holachapulin/Nutrition.html

    He only gets the oranges once in a while, along with the raddishes.
  11. TáriStar Embryo

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    He looks like a boxer!!

    If its not hindering his eating, and if you happen across a vet and they rule out mouth issues I say he's fine.

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