Bearded Dragon Diseases & Other Health Info

Has your beardie stopped eating? Are you worried about potential bearded dragon diseases? Welcome to ReptiFiles’ table of contents for all things bearded dragon health.

In the wild, a sick or weakened reptile is a target for predators, so they have become experts at pretending to be well. As pets, this means that any reptile owner must be extra diligent in order to notice changes that may indicate illness.

  • Weigh your beardie weekly – sudden weight loss often indicates illness.
  • Keep a weekly record of weight, feeding habits, behavior, shedding, etc.
  • Prepare a reptile first-aid kit so you won’t be left scrambling if your dragon becomes sick or injured

If you’re looking for a reptile veterinarian near you, I recommend reading ReptiFiles’ article, Finding the Reptile Vet of Your Dreams, and checking out’s Find a Vet tool.

Disclaimer: I am not a reptile veterinarian nor a reptile health expert. This guide to bearded dragon diseases is to be used as a set of guidelines, not professional medical advice. If you have an emergency, call your vet ASAP.

Bearded dragon health topics:

Preventing Illness


Broken Bones


Egg Laying



Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD)


Mouth Rot/Oral Infection

Nail Trimming



Respiratory Infection


Tail Rot

Yellow Fungus


For an interesting glimpse at the inner anatomy of bearded dragons, click here.


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