Stressed beardie

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Stressed beardie

Postby MarinaTheBeardie » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:29 am



I got my first beardie three weeks ago at a reptile expo. She displayed a lot of stress marks in the beginning, but then she started to warm up, and they got lighter and lighter until yesterday, when I got home from school, I found her with the darkest marks I’ve seen, and I got very worried. Today she was no better, and she was hiding in her little box under her basking spot. When I take her out, she calms down and becomes brighter, but as soon as I put her back, she darkens again. She is also not basking by herself. She spends most of her day hiding, and when I put her back, she never stays for long[Click image to enlarge]
. I am worried she will get MBD, and I don’t know what I am doing wrong. Her basking temperatures are ok, but could it be dehydration? Any responses would be appreciated, but please don’t hate because this is my first reptile, and I am still learning :)

Here is her a few days ago[Click image to enlarge]

Thank you!

Here is her today
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Re: Stressed beardie

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:56 pm

She looks OK to me. Can you review your setup with me? What are you using for a UVB light and how far is it above her basking area? What are the surface temperatures around the tank? If something is off it may be causing her to hide. It could also just be that she needs more time to settle in and feel secure which is OK. I want to make sure everything is right with the setup though so corrections can be made early if needed.
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