Now getting worried... 9-10wk old beardie not well

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Now getting worried... 9-10wk old beardie not well

Postby Splreece » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:03 am

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hi all,

ive had some brilliant advice on the setup and husbandry over the last week as the petshop completely mis informed me....

i have an 9 week old beardie who is very lethargic, always basking, always relaxed (looks like enjoying) laying down with head raised. However she eats approx 5 worms/roaches a day.
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Setup
- 41deg basking surface temp
- 30deg cool side
- t5 12% uvb hood
- humidity is 25% warm and 40% cold
- basking stone is directly underneath the uvb and basking light
- tile substrate
- all bits are 10 days old max


Food (live and salad and water) ive tried (every 3hours offered)
- calci worms (wont eat any)
- crickets (had a single day eating 30) then nothing
- dubia roaches (a couple of days eating 5ish)
- locusts (not eaten any)
- wax worms (fed to try and get appetite up, around 2-3 per day) n days she'll eat but i go through all above before waxes
- Water (wont drink)
- salad (wont eat)

Symptoms
aside not eating she is showing signs of
- losing weight
- lethargic
- slow but will happily run up my arm
- slumps when i pick her up

She is pooing daily and looks healthy poo... aside reducing the humidity which im getting a dehumidifier happen tomorrow, i am stumped.
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Re: Now getting worried... 9-10wk old beardie not well

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:12 am

Post pics of her and the tank and lighting -- https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post
She is lethargic??? what is this all bits are 10 days old max? 5 roaches is pretty good how big are they? Roaches are going to be more filling and as long as they are the right size for her that is good- you dont want them too big and if they are small she would eat more -- what is the humidity in the tank? How long have you had her? She could be going thru relocation stress and as long as shes eating something basking and pooping she should be fine-- its the lethargic thing that is getting me--
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Re: Now getting worried... 9-10wk old beardie not well

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:14 am

She looks good - she does not look lethargic to me -- she looks like shes doing what she should be doing --
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Re: Now getting worried... 9-10wk old beardie not well

Postby Splreece » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:19 am

KarrieRee wrote:Post pics of her and the tank and lighting -- https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post
She is lethargic??? what is this all bits are 10 days old max? 5 roaches is pretty good how big are they? Roaches are going to be more filling and as long as they are the right size for her that is good- you dont want them too big and if they are small she would eat more -- what is the humidity in the tank? How long have you had her? She could be going thru relocation stress and as long as shes eating something basking and pooping she should be fine-- its the lethargic thing that is getting me--
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thanks karrie... sorry, my typing skills...

the equipment is all new (less than 10 days old).

lethargic as in shes not displaying quick movements like head or body, especially when put in front of food she isn't eating (so today is 1pm and she hasn't eaten yet... (when offered food some of the worms escape so there is food around the viv but hasn't been touched).


The humidity is 25/40 warm/cold side.... and (you gave great advice yesterday to move the basking stone directly under uvb, so she spent yesterday afternoon/eve and this mornin on the basking stone soaking up the heat, light and uvb...
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Re: Now getting worried... 9-10wk old beardie not well

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:59 am

So shes not going after the insects ? Its not uncommon for them not to eat - it sounds like shes still going thru relocation stress --- she is eating the roaches? She could be full from yesterday still - just keep offering her the food -- if shes eating something thats good - she wont starve - she needs to adjust and w/ the good UVB and basking temps she should be fine --
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