Impaction or MBD

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Impaction or MBD

Postby Ksieb17204 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:20 am

Please help! We have the sweetest Beardie, Dave, that we got in May. He has been such a joy to our family and has been so healthy and vibrant until last Sat. My eldest daughter went to give him a bath and we noticed his hind legs were not moving. We figured impaction. After numerous warm baths, massage and a little prune, Dave pooped a solid rock. His hind legs started moving again...but now, 3 days later, his front legs are weak and not moving much. He has NOT been eating at all! We changed the UVB light but Dave has mostly been laying in his cave. We are heartbroken. Any advice/help would be kindly appreciated.
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Re: Impaction or MBD

Postby destiny1998 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:28 am

Hi. Sorry he's having issues. Can you give a rundown of the set up?
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Re: Impaction or MBD

Postby Ksieb17204 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:39 am

He is in a 20 gallon tank with basking 90-100 degrees. We JUST replaced his UV light on Sunday with a new one. It is breaking our hearts seeing him so lethargic.
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Re: Impaction or MBD

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:34 pm

Which UVB light do you have? It may not be strong enough for him. A 20g tank may be too small for him at this age as well. Try offering him water by dripping it on his nose. You can do the same with some baby food squash or sweet potato and see if you can get some soft food into him. Making sure he has adequate UVB exposure is quite important though.
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Re: Impaction or MBD

Postby Ksieb17204 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:38 pm

Thank you! I will try the baby food this evening. The light is brand new and I'm not certain what my husband bought. We are in the process of upgrading his tank.
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Re: Impaction or MBD

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:56 pm

If you can get more info about the brand and wattage of UVB light as well as distance above the basking area it would be helpful. They aren't all equal so it may or may not be sufficient.
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Re: Impaction or MBD

Postby Drache613 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:36 pm

Hello,

Do you have any pictures you could post for us?
Definitely review your tank setup with us, so we can check to be sure it is all correct.
Do you have an estimated age for him?
Include the foods he is fed & his supplementation also.

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