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Pale spot on bearded dragons head

Postby worried4griff » Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:50 pm

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My bearded dragon, Griff randomly developed a pale spot above his eye. He’s been acting normal besides this but I’m just worried as to what it might be. It could be a sunburn maybe but the last time I took him out it was like 5pm and in my screened in area. It doesn’t look like it’s spread but if it did it wasn’t a noticeable amount. (The second picture was taken before the spot appeared)
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Re: Pale spot on bearded dragons head

Postby Millar1996 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:54 pm

Hiya it could be a bit of shed that hasnt come off but I'm unsure one of the more experienced members of the form could help u
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Re: Pale spot on bearded dragons head

Postby worried4griff » Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:38 am

Update: I don’t know what happened between yesterday and today but he’s really inactive and won’t eat anything. I gave him a bath and he went to the bathroom. He usually gets really excited about worms but he just ignored them. I tried to hold him which he likes but today he tried to jump back into his cage.
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Re: Pale spot on bearded dragons head

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:49 am

Post pics of his tank and lighting please- what are the basking temps and how are you taking them? No stick ons they are inaccurate--
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Re: Pale spot on bearded dragons head

Postby AHBD » Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:13 pm

When they shed they can be cranky so that's a factor. Griff is in a full body shed so that most likely explains his behavior.
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Re: Pale spot on bearded dragons head

Postby worried4griff » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:00 am

I’m so sorry for the late reply!! He’s acting normal now so maybe it was a just a fluke but the spot on his head is still there, from what I researched it looks like it could be a bruise which kinda makes sense cause he runs into a lot things or it’s a fungal infection but I don’t know how to tell the difference. I think it hurts him when I touch it cause if I get too close to it when I pet his head he moves away. Here’s all of his cage stuff, I have a digital thermometer.[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Pale spot on bearded dragons head

Postby AHBD » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:39 am

That just looks like a spot of shed , nothing looks at all like fungus. Just a small spot/blemish that so many beardies get at times and nothing to worry about. :) BTW, did your slimline Zilla UVB fixture have a plastic cover over the bulb ? If so, be sure to take it off because that would block all the uvb. A better bulb to get for that fixture would be the Reptisun 10.0 t5.
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Re: Pale spot on bearded dragons head

Postby worried4griff » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:04 am

Thank you! When does it usually go away? Its been there for about a week and a half and I’ve been giving him his baths. Also I had tried to get the terrarium 10.0 t.5 but it was out of stock everywhere I looked and the old one I had blew out so I had to get one ASAP. Is this the plastic thing your talking about? I had taken a sticker off of the actual light but there’s this plastic thing that doesn’t really seem to come off.[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Pale spot on bearded dragons head

Postby worried4griff » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:16 am

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I bought an anti fungal cream that had good reviews for getting rid of yellow fungal on bearded dragons. I didn’t know for sure if it was the yellow fungus but it looked similar to the pictures of beardies with it online and everything I read said not to wait and act on it as soon as you saw the symptoms so I figured I should try and see if it works. I’ve only put the cream on the spot once so far but should I continue to do so just in case?
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Re: Pale spot on bearded dragons head

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:07 am

You want that UVB bulb naked! Nothing obstructing it--- no screen and no clear plastic cover --- as far as the lamisil I need to have someone else give on advice on that one -- but to me it looks like shed -- we need AHBD to take a look - you can go here and get a fixture
https://www.reptilesupplyco.com/wholesa ... o-med.html they are out of CA --- what size is the tank? If you have a 40 + gallon get this bulb https://www.reptilesupplyco.com/t5-uvb- ... o-med.html
Where do you have the T 8 now?
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Re: Pale spot on bearded dragons head

Postby AHBD » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:39 am

Yeah those spots are fine, sometimes even get them from poking their head under a tight spot or else it's just a tiny bit of shed. Nothing to worry about. :)
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Re: Pale spot on bearded dragons head

Postby worried4griff » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:59 am

Oh my gosh! Okay so I took the casing off of it I honestly had no clue it was on there until you guys had asked about it. The light is on the screen on top which I know is usually not okay cause it absorbs some of the light but I figured since it was a higher bulb then he’s supposed to have anyway it was okay for some of the UVB light to get absorbed.[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Pale spot on bearded dragons head

Postby worried4griff » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:00 pm

He’s in a 40 gallon tank
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Re: Pale spot on bearded dragons head

Postby worried4griff » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:09 pm

Also the the light fixture itself is a 18” is that too small? Cause right now I have the heat bulb in a casing that’s supposed to hold the UVB and the heat but I only have the heat bulb in it and the UVB in the Zilla fixture so if I buy a bigger LED light I’m going to have to buy a different casing for the heat bulb. If that makes sense, also is it an urgent matter to buy a new bulb because I will if I have to of course but if it’s not hurting him I would love to hold off for a few months since I just bought the new UVB fixture and bulb 2 months ago. He goes outside a lot too so he gets UV rays there as well.
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Re: Pale spot on bearded dragons head

Postby AHBD » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:14 pm

That bulb will be fine for right now, especially since he gets time out in the sun.
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