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HELP! TAIL DIFFERENT COLOUR? NOT SHEDDING? STRESS MARKS?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:35 pm
by dudethebeardiee
hi ive got a new beardie named dude, im not quite sure how old he is he is about 7 inches so i would say 7 - 8 weeks? Im worried about his tail and his shedding, we got him about 1 month ago and he hasnt shed once only a small part of his foot! His tail is a complete different colour to his body and has been this way for about 1 week, he is quite active still, loves climbing and loves his crickets! He loves kale but wont eat any other vegies or fruit often, despite school [now closed] i stilll always give him a variety of fruit and vegies in the morning watermelon, rocket, corn, carrot, etc, etc, but when i come home he still hasnt eaten, i put his multivitamins on his vegies and calcium on his insects so im afraid hes not meeting his nutritional needs, hes about 13 - 14 grams, i recently bought him an omnivour mix, flowers, dried fruit, dried insects all his nutritional stuff can someone give me some tips to help him shed and help me out with whats wrong with his tail, thank you. Ive also noticed he has stress marks unsure of what this could be from and how to get rid of them, can somebody please give me a hand and help me out

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:51 am
by McBeck
Could we see a picture of his tail? That would help.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:24 am
by KarrieRee
Please post pics of tank and lighting and his foot
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pics -- we need info on husbandry ------------- what are his basking temps and how are you taking them ?? No stick ons they are inaccurate --- they need to be taken w/ a infrared heat gun or digital probe -- probes from Petco / Petsmart for $5 -- infrared heat gun from your local home improvement store for $10-12-------------- it good hes eating kale you can try mixing w/ other greens from here plus squash -- http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder --- alternate the vitamins w/ the calcium your giving 5 x per week w/ calcium and 2 x per week w/ the vitamins ---
Karrie

Re: HELP! TAIL DIFFERENT COLOUR? NOT SHEDDING? STRESS MARKS?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:12 pm
by dudethebeardiee
hey there will post some photos of his tank this afternoon as im pretty busy today i live in australia, and we know his tank temps are 35- 37 degrees on warm side which calculates to about 97 degrees farenhight the cold side is about 24 - 26 degrees which calculates to 77 degrees farenhight, we have a stick on will def look into getting an infrared gun though, its difficult getting advice on here as everything has to be transfered through american to australian! its not a very good photo as i said ill get more later this afternoon [Click image to enlarge]

Re: HELP! TAIL DIFFERENT COLOUR? NOT SHEDDING? STRESS MARKS?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:38 pm
by dudethebeardiee
i found a better po=hoto these are a few days old his tail has gotten lighter and lighter maybe shedding ill upload more later and youll see what i mean[Click image to enlarge]

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:00 pm
by KarrieRee
Just from what I am seeing it looks like it's gonna shed
Karrie

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:11 pm
by dudethebeardiee
yep! he just started shedding as i speak! But he still has stress marks and is glass surfing alot [Click image to enlarge]
he mainly does it at the back where the black is

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:41 am
by Drache613
Hello,

Yes, I agree, that is a shed coming on. Is his entire tail shedding then? He is a tiny one,
& will be shedding a lot for awhile.
Have you double checked the temperatures to be sure they are not too hot for him? They
do have darker colors sometimes when they are thermoregulating.
Is he eating very much right now?

Tracie

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:36 am
by dudethebeardiee
hi, yes his whole tail is shedding, he is eating quite a bit for a lil dude like him i would assume his temps arnt to hot as he loves climbing his tree and chilling there

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:12 am
by KarrieRee
What is the substrate hes on wood chips? I would get rid of those and put in some textured NON adhesive shelf liner but before you do that the tank you have him in is a what size? It doesnt look like theres a lot of floor space - that could be the reason for a lot of your glass surfing--- you need a tank that is at least 40 gallon but bigger if you can go that route -- 75-120 gallon if possible
Karrie

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:47 pm
by dudethebeardiee
we are actually already planning on getting a wood tank hes on a wood mix with organic coco mix or something like that made for beardies but will definently get him some fake grass or tiles,we allready knew we would need to upgrade we just thought itd be a good starter tank for him.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:51 pm
by KarrieRee
Ok the sooner the better loose substrate is not good too much risk for impaction--- textured slated ceramic tiles or textured NON adhesive shelf liner is good ---
Karrie

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:22 pm
by dudethebeardiee
Ok thank you will keep you updated on him