Rowan the Bearded Dragon - 20th April 2012
Age: Juvenile Sex: Unknown Weight: 2g
Found: Surrendered to a local wildlife carer by a family from Morayfield, who had taken Rowan from the wild and kept him as a pet for the last two months.
Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by the carer, after the family became concerned about Rowan's health and wellbeing.
Veterinary Assessment: Dr Amber assessed Rowan and found an insufficient diet had resulted in the tiny reptile suffering calcium deficiency.
Treatment: Dr Amber placed Rowan in a warm tank in Reptiles ICU, and has prescribed a calcium supplement to be included with food.
Future: Rowan will soon be transferred to a registered local reptile carer, and will remain in care until strong enough for release and big enough to feed on live prey.
AZWH Statistic: Over 240 animals were confiscated or surrended to the hospital between 2005-2011. Native animals require specialised care and skilled handling, and do not make for suitable pets. Our wildlife belong in the wild!
Patient of the Week Archive
24 Hour Wildlife Emergency Phone: 1300 369 652
Rescue vehicles and staff are on call seven days a week. Please don’t let wildlife suffer – give us a call, we'll take care of it!