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Bearded dragon without tank

PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:55 am
by Beardeddragon090
Hello,

I have a bearded dragon thats about 7 years old. Our dog got startled an ran into the tank. Why I don't know. The tank is cracked an broke badly. Where even pieces of glass got on the dragon an all over the floor bottom. Haven't seen any bleeding or cuts on the dragon. But with covid an having money issues currently. Can't afford a new tank that's 18x18x36 for a adult 2 feet long dragon. He is currently in a cricket keeper or hamster carrier. Anyway to start a go fund for him for a new tank or new home that can care for him better then I can currently. I been diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer. Where I feel vertigo an weak. Hes been my go to an been with me though this an treatment. Just hoping he can live in a cricket keeper until I can get him new home. Have photos of him an broken tank 💔 but don't know how upload with this thread. Just very upset this happen an even the uvb bulb an fixture are broken 💔. Only easy fix is the heat bulb that broke also. I never needed help an don't ask for it. But I have to for him. He's been with me so long an though so much. Only thing I can do is have him put down but he's been doing very well. With mbd disease an condition where he can't put on weight. He started eating greens an crickets/superworms over late summer an this winter. I know no one would want to take care of a old dragon with some issues. But I just can't leave him for dead in a little keeper thing I had laying around. Just asking for help an even Jesus hands for him. Wish this could of been avoided but with tank next to a window. An a cat crying outside it dog went crazy. Just don't know what to do. Can't even afford a 20gal just get lighting on him. Just feel very ill an freaking sad over this.

Re: Bearded dragon without tank

PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:02 am
by CooperDragon
That's rough luck. They can do OK outside of an enclosure if need be. Do you have a way of hanging the basking light fixture anywhere? You could set it up in a safe corner of a room and let him bask there.

If you want to post photos, you can upload them here https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ and post them to your thread using the XIMG button.

Re: Bearded dragon without tank

PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:41 am
by KarrieRee
You might want to get a hold of animal rescue center and have the take the dragon in --- tell them your situation and see if they can help-- or try a reptile vets office here is a website to find one in your area www.arav.org

Re: Bearded dragon without tank

PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:04 pm
by Beardeddragon090
Hello,
I mounted a heat lamp but the UVB fixture nothing mount it to. Just doesn't seem to wanna sit under it. I will check this website an see if anyone can take him.
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Re: Bearded dragon without tank

PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:40 pm
by KarrieRee
How wide is the tank and your uvb hiid? You can set it width wise on the tank next to the basking light- what is the brand and bulb of the UVB-- a T 8 or T 5- distance plays a role here for effectiveness of the rays

Re: Bearded dragon without tank

PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:49 pm
by Beardeddragon090
KarrieRee wrote:How wide is the tank and your uvb hiid? You can set it width wise on the tank next to the basking light- what is the brand and bulb of the UVB-- a T 8 or T 5- distance plays a role here for effectiveness of the rays

181/2 inches tall an using a reptisun t5 ho tube hood. Tank is missing glass an is very jagged. With my opinion unsafe for him.

Re: Bearded dragon without tank

PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:58 pm
by KarrieRee
Have you tried looking on FB marketplace or Craigslist for tanks?

Re: Bearded dragon without tank

PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:37 pm
by SandP
Is it just the back glass? Can you remove all the glass and put something in it's place like cardboard? Anything is better than a cricket keeper. Do you have any storage bins you could use? Even an empty bath tub if you could safely put the lights above it.

I know you said he had mbd and it's been hard for him to put on weight but the poor thing looks starved. How often does he eat and does he seem hungry when you offer him food?

Re: Bearded dragon without tank

PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:18 pm
by KarrieRee
You can use a plastic 20 gallon tote as well w/ your basking light clamped to the side or set up a tank like this [Click image to enlarge]

Re: Bearded dragon without tank

PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:25 pm
by Beardeddragon090
The tank is a exo terra 18x18x36 long. I haven't checked Craigslist will after this post. The tank has no doors an right side an back glass are very damaged. Where its pretty much nothing I can do with. I have a tote thats black with two yellow covers. Just don't have anything mount a heat lamp over head. Sure 22" uvb fixture would go across.

Re: Bearded dragon without tank

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:36 am
by KarrieRee
You can get a dome w/ a clamp from petsmart or petco -- I would get a 75 bright white basking bulb for the tote if its a 20 gallon- you will need to watch the temps as they will heat up quickly so make sure you have a digital probe thermometer- the 22 " UVB is a T 5 ? If so leave the screen off the tote and place it width wise on one end basking decor should be 12-15 inches directly under it -- if you have a screen you can place the screen butted up to the UVB w/ the basking bulb on top of screen - so you have the basking area all together that way -

Re: Bearded dragon without tank

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:45 pm
by Beardeddragon090
I used the tote but my dog got my beardie. He's in bad shape back legs will not move. Laying down with eyes closed. Pretty sure he has be put down but vet won't until I get 99 payment :(. Very crushed an overwhelmed over this.

Re: Bearded dragon without tank

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:02 pm
by KarrieRee
That is terrible- take the dragon to a rescue shelter and see if they will put the dragon down - maybe a vets office will do it w/ out payment - humane services-- that poor dragon is suffering