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Stopped eating?

Postby Softsanityy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:31 pm

My baby beardie has stopped eating. I’m not sure of the reason. He eats dubia roaches and hasn’t eaten anything toxic that I know of. He also eats a mix of greens. I live in Nevada so I don’t think he could be in brumation. I’m very worried. It’s really hot here. He’s alert whenever someone enters the room and isn’t being lethargic. He isn’t showing signs of shedding though.
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Re: Stopped eating?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:36 pm

What is the lighting in your tank --- brand and bulb please---- and where is it located? Is he basking ?
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Re: Stopped eating?

Postby Softsanityy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:42 pm

KarrieRee wrote:What is the lighting in your tank --- brand and bulb please---- and where is it located? Is he basking ?
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He has a zoo med uvb and uva bulb. He is located on my dresser next to a mirror that’s covered in paper so he can’t see his reflection and get scared. He basks all the time. He gets stress marks in his tank but im not sure if it’s because of temp or not because I don’t have a thermometer. I bought a bearded dragon kit so I figured the temp would be correct. The stress marks disappear when I hold him/take him outside. He’s 7-8 inches long.
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Re: Stopped eating?

Postby Softsanityy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:44 pm

Softsanityy wrote:
KarrieRee wrote:What is the lighting in your tank --- brand and bulb please---- and where is it located? Is he basking ?
Karrie

He has a zoo med uvb and uva bulb. He is located on my dresser next to a mirror that’s covered in paper so he can’t see his reflection and get scared. He basks all the time. He gets stress marks in his tank but im not sure if it’s because of temp or not because I don’t have a thermometer. I bought a bearded dragon kit so I figured the temp would be correct. The stress marks disappear when I hold him/take him outside. He’s 7-8 inches long. I plan on buying a digital thermometer really soon.
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Re: Stopped eating?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:15 pm

Is the UVB a coil or tube? If it's a coil that would be one of the reasons-- you need to get a infrared heat gun from Walmart home Depot Lowe's for around $10-- basking temps should be around 105-110 for a baby-- the UVB that is recommended on this forum is a Reptison 10 T 5 or a T 8-- the 5 is a stronger bulb needs to go inside tank approx 10-11 inches for a T 5 8-10 inches for a T 8-- the cover needs to be off the bulb for full effects of rays-- that would be another reason for not eating-- he can't digest the nutrients -- coils are no good
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Re: Stopped eating?

Postby Softsanityy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:56 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Is the UVB a coil or tube? If it's a coil that would be one of the reasons-- you need to get a infrared heat gun from Walmart home Depot Lowe's for around $10-- basking temps should be around 105-110 for a baby-- the UVB that is recommended on this forum is a Reptison 10 T 5 or a T 8-- the 5 is a stronger bulb needs to go inside tank approx 10-11 inches for a T 5 8-10 inches for a T 8-- the cover needs to be off the bulb for full effects of rays-- that would be another reason for not eating-- he can't digest the nutrients -- coils are no good
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Thanks so much! It’s a coil. I’ll buy a new one tomorrow it’s my top priority. Also when you say inches do you mean tall for the tank? Also I’m not sure if I can elevate the lights. Any tips?? Or can it stay on the screen cover?
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Re: Stopped eating?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:37 am

Meaning it needs to be X amount of inches from basking area --- here is some things you can hang it with
command Velcro fasteners- picture hanging wire – plastic zip ties-- here is a picture of how someone hung theres
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The only way it can stay on top screen is if you get the T 5 and the screen mesh is a wide hole -- you can take the screen off part of it and do it that way -- if you get the T 8 it needs to go approx 6-8 inches from basking area - T 5 10-11 inches from basking area
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