HATCHLING HELP

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HATCHLING HELP

Postby DDBeardies » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:57 pm

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I have 14 bearded dragon babies that are now 4 weeks old . They have been doing very well up until yesterday . I turned their lights on this morning a discovered there was one dead baby. A hour later . I began to separate them to feed them . And discovered there were two more dragons that seemed limp and were not eating . The breathing is also very short . PLEASE HELP !! What did I do wrong
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Re: HATCHLING HELP

Postby AHBD » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:05 pm

Sorry to hear this. :( Can you post pics of them as well as their entire set up , including lights ? Are any of them arching their heads back in a strange way ? Here's how to post pics :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ Then use the XIMG to upload the pics
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Re: HATCHLING HELP

Postby DDBeardies » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:49 pm

AHBD, I don’t have pictures of the set up but I will post momentarily. They are in a 10gal tank. They have uvb and heat lamps . Over the wire mesh top. I feed them crickets everyday . They unfortunately haven’t been dusted with calcium . One of them is just lying there with shallow breathing and the other tries to move around and falls on its side and opens its mouth . Like it’s dizzy. The others are doing just fine running around and eating in the tank .
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Re: HATCHLING HELP

Postby AHBD » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:57 pm

Yes , please post pics when you can. This is either related to calcium deficiency and/or a chance that they have atadenovirus. You'll need a good uvb bulb ASAP. Order one tonight, they will all get sick without it. The best are Reptisun 10.0 or Arcadia D3 , either 12 or 14 %. These are long tube bulbs , not the coil or compact that are only about 8" long and go in a deep dome.


I'd suggest putting them in a bigger enclosure like this [ a medium plastic tote , bigger than a 10 gallon tank which is too small for that many babies. Soon you'll have to set up 2 totes or tanks . I'm just using this to show how to set it up with lights on top ] :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg
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Re: HATCHLING HELP

Postby DDBeardies » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:06 pm

The babies that are already sick is there a way to help them ? Or will they most likely pass away as well ? It’s been a All day Thing I haven’t seen them eat .
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Re: HATCHLING HELP

Postby AHBD » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:11 pm

It never hurts to try but they will likely not make it from the sounds of it. Get some baby food squash and baby food chicken [ all natural, nothing added, no salt ] and a pinch of calcium powder mixed in with water [ as much water as baby food ] try to give that in a syringe.
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Re: HATCHLING HELP

Postby DDBeardies » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:30 pm

Will do thank you for your help I’ll post pictures soon
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Re: HATCHLING HELP

Postby AHBD » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:33 pm

You're welcome, I wish you + the babies success !
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