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Baby bearded dragon both eyes closed

PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:43 pm
by Beardie572
So I bought a bearded dragon about 4 days ago and at about the second day he started to close his one eye he would eat still then today he now has both eyes closed and won’t eat he will open his eyes sometimes but then close them right away there is no crust or discharge his eyes aren’t sunken in also my light set up was a 80w powersun all in one light that does basking and uvb to light up the rest of the tank I used a led light strip I thought that was the problem so I turned that off but that wasn’t the issue since it’s gotten worse if anyone can help that would be great thank you soo much!!!

Re: Baby bearded dragon both eyes closed

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:26 am
by Drache613
Hello,

This behavior sounds like he may be suffering from a bad UVB light. Usually, the Zoomed
Powersun is a decent bulb. An 80 watt shouldn't be too bad. How close to him is it & what
sized tank are you using?
If possible, post some pictures for us, of the tank setup along with your dragon so we can
see how everything is arranged for him.
For now, do you have a regular flood or halogen light (Non UVB) that you could use for him
to bask until we figure this out? Or, can you move the Powersun a little further away from him
to see if that helps?

Tracie

Re: Baby bearded dragon both eyes closed

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:42 am
by Beardie572
Drache613 wrote:Hello,

This behavior sounds like he may be suffering from a bad UVB light. Usually, the Zoomed
Powersun is a decent bulb. An 80 watt shouldn't be too bad. How close to him is it & what
sized tank are you using?
If possible, post some pictures for us, of the tank setup along with your dragon so we can
see how everything is arranged for him.
For now, do you have a regular flood or halogen light (Non UVB) that you could use for him
to bask until we figure this out? Or, can you move the Powersun a little further away from him
to see if that helps?

Tracie


I took out the powersun yesterday and put in a regular basking bulb he is in a 20 gallon and I measured the light is about 9 to 10 inches away from him was wondering if any like meds I can put in his eyes to help him like those turtle eye drops or something I am going to the store today to buy a t8 fixture for a repti sun 10.0 my pervious bearded dragon lived till he was 9 and that’s the light I had and he had no problems I went with the powersun because it was nice and easy and with a smaller tank i don’t have a ton of room on top of the cage to put lights his basking spot is always at around 102 to 107 depends on my room temp his cool side is about 75 humidity is 40

Re: Baby bearded dragon both eyes closed

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:59 am
by Beardie572
https://share.icloud.com/photos/0pfT2BE ... kee_Avenue

See if you can click on that for the picture idk how else to put a pic up

Re: Baby bearded dragon both eyes closed

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:43 am
by CooperDragon
You can upload photos here https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ and post them to your thread using the XIMG button when you reply.

That photo shows signs of shedding around the eyes and nose. Face sheds can really bug them a lot and may be why he is closing his eyes. If that is the case, no intervention should be needed aside from maybe putting something a bit rough like bark or carpeting near him to rub his face on.

Re: Baby bearded dragon both eyes closed

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:22 am
by Beardie572
CooperDragon wrote:You can upload photos here https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ and post them to your thread using the XIMG button when you reply.

That photo shows signs of shedding around the eyes and nose. Face sheds can really bug them a lot and may be why he is closing his eyes. If that is the case, no intervention should be needed aside from maybe putting something a bit rough like bark or carpeting near him to rub his face on.


Ok cool thank you

Re: Baby bearded dragon both eyes closed

PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:29 am
by Drache613
Hello,

He does look to be getting ready to shed on his face area. His nose plugs are present &
so hopefully that is the only problem going on. How is he doing today?

Tracie

Re: Baby bearded dragon both eyes closed

PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:03 am
by Beardie572
Drache613 wrote:Hello,

He does look to be getting ready to shed on his face area. His nose plugs are present &
so hopefully that is the only problem going on. How is he doing today?

Tracie



He is doing much better he is back to eating I gave him a bath and just to be safe I changed his lighting to the way I had it before with my old dragon just in case it was the mercury vapor bulb bothering him he still closes his left eye still but any movement and he opens it

Re: Baby bearded dragon both eyes closed

PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:56 pm
by Drache613
Hello,

That is great to hear he is doing a lot better now!
Ok, so which lights are you using for him now? It sounds like maybe the Powersun might
have been a little strong for the tank size. I'm glad to know that he has improved for you.

Tracie

Re: Baby bearded dragon both eyes closed

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:59 am
by Beardie572
Drache613 wrote:Hello,

That is great to hear he is doing a lot better now!
Ok, so which lights are you using for him now? It sounds like maybe the Powersun might
have been a little strong for the tank size. I'm glad to know that he has improved for you.

Tracie



So the lights I am using now is a 75w basking bulb and a 24inch reptisun 10.0 tube light I have used this with my old bearded dragon and I loved it my mistake was trying to go a little cheaper with the powersun but I still thought it was a good bulb but I am happy I just put the money up and bought the right stuff now.

Re: Baby bearded dragon both eyes closed

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:19 am
by Drache613
Hello,

That is excellent to hear the Reptisun 10 tube & basking light are working well for him now.
Maybe the Powersun was just too powerful for a smaller tank. How are his eyes doing, have
they shed yet?

Tracie

Re: Baby bearded dragon both eyes closed

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:46 am
by Beardie572
Drache613 wrote:Hello,

That is excellent to hear the Reptisun 10 tube & basking light are working well for him now.
Maybe the Powersun was just too powerful for a smaller tank. How are his eyes doing, have
they shed yet?

Tracie

He still has a couple of spots on his head to shed but I don’t see much by his eyes