NOT GROWING? Stressing out!!!!

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NOT GROWING? Stressing out!!!!

Postby Carmen315160 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:17 pm

This is my female beardie echo. She is 10 months old she has not shed since late December except she did shed her legs three weeks ago. Here is her picture. She looks very small to me. Please tell me it’s going to be okay I’m really stressing out. She gets a uvb lamp and lots of food she also poops normally. She’s only about 13 inches
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Re: Not growing?

Postby Carmen315160 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:17 pm

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Re: Not growing?

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Re: NOT GROWING? Stressing out!!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:00 am

Dragons grow at different rates --- what are you using for a UVB? Brand and bulb coil or tube please and where is it placed in the tank top of screen or inside the tank ? Basking temps what are they and how are you taking them? No stick ons please
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Re: NOT GROWING? Stressing out!!!!

Postby Carmen315160 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:10 am

She has a zoo med uvb lamp and her basking spot is usually 90-105 degrees. I use these little Velcro temp things that are also zoo med. the uvb is also on top of the tank.
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Re: NOT GROWING? Stressing out!!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:28 am

Zoo med uvb lamp? Is a tube or coil? Basking temps need to be taken w/ a digital probe thermometer -- stickons are inaccurate-- these two things I am asking about are the most important things in the tank
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Re: NOT GROWING? Stressing out!!!!

Postby Carmen315160 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:07 pm

I have a coil right now I also have another one that’s not a coil whenever it goes out. Should I be using a coil or the other tube one?
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Re: NOT GROWING? Stressing out!!!!

Postby DracosMama » Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:50 am

Iv been told the tube is better then coil.... I originally had a coil UVB lamp at first as well and everyone told me to switch over to the tubes they're much better do you know the brand of the tube that you have and whether it's a t5 or t8
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Re: NOT GROWING? Stressing out!!!!

Postby Drache613 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:54 am

Hello,

I agree, since you already have the Reptisun 10 tube I would go ahead & switch those bulbs
out. The UVB emissions are so much higher quality than the coil UVB lights do. Dragons do
grow at different rates, but it does help to have great UVB exposure.
Which calcium supplementation do you use?

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Re: NOT GROWING? Stressing out!!!!

Postby Carmen315160 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:56 am

I buy her Gut loaded crickets but sometimes I put calcium powder on those or some of her fruits.
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Re: NOT GROWING? Stressing out!!!!

Postby Drache613 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:11 am

Hello,

The gutloaded crickets are good but they need to be fed daily so that they are maintained
for optimal nutrition.
Since he is less than a year old we recommend giving calcium 4-5 times per week right now
to help support growth.
How is she doing today?

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Re: NOT GROWING? Stressing out!!!!

Postby Carmen315160 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:01 pm

She’s super good! She’s never lethargic. She actually runs around and I take her for walks when it’s warm. She is eating well and I feel like she’s about to shed, she’s looking a bit white! So that’s a good sign!
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Re: NOT GROWING? Stressing out!!!!

Postby AHBD » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:10 pm

It's O.K that she's a little small, sounds like she's active + healthy so just keep up with proper feeding, supplements and uvb and she will be fine. :)
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