Severely dehydrated beardie help

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Re: Severely dehydrated beardie help

Postby Drache613 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:47 pm

Hello,

That is good she seems to be feeling better today. At least the baby food is helping to get some
fluids into her.
Baths help with hydration especially if they like to drink from the bath. I always notice that ours
just look better after a bath. I don't bathe real often because ours are trained to drink out of a
bowl of water. Many say they don't absorb water through skin/scales but I think that they can
absorb small amounts & benefit from soaking like they do in the wild. It's always more effective
to give oral fluids & to let them drink from a bath if that's what they like to do.

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Re: Severely dehydrated beardie help

Postby Ltd3399 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:15 pm

Still worried about her she is just lazy and stays in that same spot onlymoves sometimes but seems to know what is going on around her
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Re: Severely dehydrated beardie help

Postby Drache613 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:25 pm

Hello,

How is she doing today, is she black bearding at all?
I think it is possible that she has just slown down some though, like a lot of them do. The
adults do tend to get lazy quite often.
If she starts losing weight, I would get a fecal done on her to be sure nothing is going on
with her.

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Re: Severely dehydrated beardie help

Postby Ltd3399 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:30 pm

No black bearing. Which is 👍
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Re: Severely dehydrated beardie help

Postby Ltd3399 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:35 am

. She is or was dehydrated but I will stop giving her babby food so she will be hungry enough to eat greens but worried she would hold out to long and get dehydrated again. She only eats bugs. But is a year old [Click image to enlarge]
picture of her today.
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Re: Severely dehydrated beardie help

Postby Drache613 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:31 pm

Hello,

She looks pretty good there. You can hold off some on the baby food to see if her natural
appetite will come back.
Can you mount that UVB light/fixture directly overhead instead of on the back wall? She
will get much better exposure with it going straight downward onto her instead of the UVB
light refracting outward & away from her.
Let us know how she is doing.

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Re: Severely dehydrated beardie help

Postby Ltd3399 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:22 pm

I heard though if u but it on top the uvb cant get through the mesh?
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Re: Severely dehydrated beardie help

Postby HippieLizards » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:46 pm

Ltd3399 wrote:I heard though if you but it on top the uvb cant get through the mesh?
No, She means like this (I Rigged it under the screen and over the tank using pipe cleaners):
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Daisy's 55 gal tank with the UVB mounted under the screen and the UVB is going down and not up and out like you have it. This way more UVB is exposed and Therefore making a healthier beardie. :) Can you see how the UVB is rigged up? I Can try to post a better pic if needed.

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Re: Severely dehydrated beardie help

Postby Ltd3399 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:12 pm

How would u mount it. Is there a way o can make a reflector?
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