Help why is my bearded dragons beard black.

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Help why is my bearded dragons beard black.

Postby Janeyjet » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:10 am

Hello my bearded dragon keeps darkening his beard today. He never has done this and it won’t seem to go away. Please help[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Help why is my bearded dragons beard black.

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:55 am

Looks like hes in distress ------ causes can be husbandry issues ---- what kind of lighting do you have in the tank and when was bulb changed out last? have you changed anything in the tank ? has he gotten into something out of the tank ? Any pets bothering him? Is he housed w/ another dragon?
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Re: Help why is my bearded dragons beard black.

Postby Janeyjet » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:06 pm

His tank we just switched his bulbs last month. He has a uvb bulb and basking bulb, his basking spot is 105 and the cool side is like 80. He is are only pet and nothing has switched in his tank. He is shedding could that be it?
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Re: Help why is my bearded dragons beard black.

Postby MissT » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:24 pm

Do you have any more pictures? One from the top and maybe one from the side?
Anything changed outside of his tank? Moved any furniture? Other objects that aren't usually there?
Is he active? Anything else noticeable other than his black beard?
Is he eating and pooping normally?
Sorry-So many questions!
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Re: Help why is my bearded dragons beard black.

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:13 pm

UVB? What brand and bulb?
Post pics of his tank and lighting please
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Re: Help why is my bearded dragons beard black.

Postby Juniper » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:29 pm

How is he behaving? Dark beard paired with lethargy means very different things than dark beard paired with running around and head-bobbing. If he is lethargic and his beard is black, he doesn't feel well. If he is very active and his beard is black, he may be fine, just feeling aggressive/riled up/wanting to mate with someone.
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