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Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:34 pm
by Trinklehr08
Please help besides the obvious gray beard. He is also moving very slow and just kinda laying flat most of tge day. Richard is my sons dragon and he has raised him since 1 month old. He is now 18 months. Normally he is happy and runs about his cage.[Click image to enlarge]

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:50 pm
by KarrieRee
What is the light behind him? Is that a basking light only or a All In One?
Karrie

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:18 pm
by Trinklehr08
That is his uvb light his basking light is on the other side of his cage. His lighting has not changed since he was a baby so i seriously doubt its his lighting or cage or anything

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:36 pm
by KarrieRee
Is it a coil? If it is what brand and bulb? Most coils are no good- the only one we have not heard anything bad yet is the Reptisun 26 watt- but it needs to be 4-6 inches from him and in a reflective dome- unobstructed- issues w/ dragons take time to present because they will hide their illness till they can no longer- we always start w/ the lighting to rule out issues-- what are his basking temps and how are you taking them? No stick ons they are inaccurate--
Karrie

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:39 pm
by AHBD
Hi there, he's mature now and sporting a black beard which is due to hormones, excitement, etc and the beard is in shed. Nothing at all wrong there, we see this all the time. :)

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:42 pm
by Trinklehr08
Basking temps are 105 and his uvb is a reptisun im not sure of the watt it tends to be alittle warmer in his cage as he is in the middle. I will post pic of his cage. All his lights and stuff came in a bearded dragon kit.

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:46 pm
by Trinklehr08
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Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:48 pm
by Trinklehr08
AHBD wrote:Hi there, he's mature now and sporting a black beard which is due to hormones, excitement, etc and the beard is in shed. Nothing at all wrong there, we see this all the time. :)

Thanks he has been having a black beard for a while but this has been like this for 2 days now is that normal i have 3 of them he is the only one who has done this

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:54 pm
by KarrieRee
You can look on the bulb and it will tell you what the wattage is-- if it's a 13 I recommend you change it out-- Reptisun 10 tubes are the most recommended on the forum
Karrie

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:00 pm
by Trinklehr08
KarrieRee wrote:You can look on the bulb and it will tell you what the wattage is-- if it's a 13 I recommend you change it out-- Reptisun 10 tubes are the most recommended on the forum
Karrie

It is a 13 w as well as the other 2 cages. He gets natural sunlight as well

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:03 pm
by AHBD
It's fine, he's a young male and some of them want to mate + fight at that age even if there are no other dragons around but since you have others so close by he no doubt senses their presence. And I agree with Karrie that a long tube Reptisun would be much better uvb coverage. If you can set up some outdoor cages to put them out in a few days a week you can get away with weak uvb or even no uvb in the tank.

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:04 pm
by Trinklehr08
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