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Please help me find out what is wrong with my beardys hand!!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:49 am
by Julietpantoulis
I have a 2 year old bearded dragon that I have noticed recently that his hand looks swollen and I have no clue what the cause is or if it is just a weird shed he climbs normally and does not seem to be in much pain unless I go to touch it if anyone knows what it is or how to treat it it would be greatly appreciated!!

Re: Please help me find out what is wrong with my beardys ha

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:31 pm
by CooperDragon
Possibly gout or swelling from an injury. Can you post some photos of it? You can upload photos here https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ and post them to your thread using the XIMG button when you reply.

Re: Please help me find out what is wrong with my beardys ha

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:38 pm
by Julietpantoulis
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:39 pm
by Julietpantoulis
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Re: Please help me find out what is wrong with my beardys ha

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:52 pm
by Drache613
Hello,

That may be gout, but not positive. Can you review your tank setup with us, such as they
type/brand of UVB light, supplementation, food & insects fed, temperatures, etc so we can
see if anything could be off a bit.
How long has his hand been swollen?

Tracie

Re: Please help me find out what is wrong with my beardys ha

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:33 am
by Julietpantoulis
It has been swollen for a little less then a week he has a basking area that is 90 degrease and a cool side of 85 we have been using the zoo med uva light for food he usually gets a salad with kale belle peppers with strawberry’s (his favorite) peeled apples and grapes and bugs he gets crickets, meal worms, and I have been working on finding a place near me that I can get other bugs he could try he eats fine and poops regularly nothing has seemed off

Re: Please help me find out what is wrong with my beardys ha

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:39 pm
by Drache613
Hello,

What are you measuring the temperatures with, a digital probe or temp gun?
Ideally, the basking spot/area needs to be in a range of 95-105F for adults with a cooler end
of around 78-82. What sized tank is he in?
Which type of UVB light are you using, is it a long tube style or a small compact/coil light?
Are any other areas on him showing any signs of swelling?

Tracie

Re: Please help me find out what is wrong with my beardys ha

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:36 am
by Julietpantoulis
We use a digital thermometer that sticks to the inside of the tank on both sides to measure the temp for the uvb light we use a compact coil one and I cannot remember the exact size of his tank but it is definitely around 75

Re: Please help me find out what is wrong with my beardys ha

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:16 am
by kingofnobbys
Julietpantoulis wrote:We use a digital thermometer that sticks to the inside of the tank on both sides to measure the temp for the uvb light we use a compact coil one and I cannot remember the exact size of his tank but it is definitely around 75


Wattage and UVB rating on the compact coil ?
if not 25W it's too weak.
if not a 10% or UVB200 it's too weak.
if further than 8 inches from the basking spot even if a 25W UVB200 (or equiv) it's too far away.

The 75W bulb - is it a red bulb ? (bad)
if it's a Neodynium UVA basking globe ? (not good)

Re: Please help me find out what is wrong with my beardys ha

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:07 am
by Julietpantoulis
I am willing to buy a new one do you have a brand you recommend I’m going to the pet store today