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Postby Nicolove » Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:28 am

My beardies one year old his lights and diet are all spot on very healthy he was fine this morning but I just found him laying in a weird position with a very black beard and eyes barely open. He’s breathing I think he may have fallen but the log is only a few inches so maybe hurt himself going after an insect, what should I do to make sure he’s ok? There’s no exotic vet within 100 miles of me.
He was cold from being away from his lights and he seems extremely lethargic. I’m holding him on my chest right now to warm him and I don’t want to check him out much until he moves or responds. I don’t understand. His breathing is steady but he’s almost acting dead otherwise. Please help
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Re: Help

Postby Nicolove » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:15 am

Update, I gave him a warm bath, he squirmed a little bit that’s it. He usually thrashes and tries to escape randomly. Then I wrapped him in a towel he pooped on me a good normal poop good urate. He’s laying not moving much still black beard eyes half closed. Yesterday he ran laps around my living room supervised and very himself. This morning he was standing proud u set his basking light. I don’t know what to do 😭
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Re: Help

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:49 am

Please tell me what your using for a UVB and where in the tank is it? Basking temps what are they and how are you taking them ? NO stick ons and NO coils for a UVB
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Re: Help

Postby Nicolove » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:56 am

I’m on my way to a vet now finally found someone who would see him last minute. He has aT10 long tube I can’t think right now but it came recommended by almost everyone here, temps range from 95-105 in basking area 70-77 side three probe thermometers. Tile floor no substrate he gets multi vitamin and calcium couple times a week

Must emphasize this was sudden he’s been great
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Re: Help

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:00 pm

NO ENEMAS AT THE VET ------- the T 5 or T 8 ? Its on the bulb placement and distance is key here to him not eating and being lethargic ---the UVB is how old it needs to be changed out once a year for a T 5 and 6 months for a T 8
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Re: Help

Postby Nicolove » Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:35 pm

My mistake t5 12% 36 inchbulb6-12” from his different perches the bulb was replaced 3 months ago
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Re: Help

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:39 pm

The UVB is too close it needs to be 12-15 inches directly above his basking decor and inside the tank for a fine mesh like a screen door or 10-12 for a wide holed type on top of screen-- had he been basking under it?
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Re: Help

Postby Nicolove » Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:00 pm

No it’s placed toward the back of the tank so it’s 12 inches 18 inches from the floor and about 11 inches from his logs and his basking is actually towards the front so he doesn’t actually bask under it, I was thinking how it has reflectors and can reach his entire tank with rays I believe but it’s not actually over the bask perch.
It’s also wide holes screen and on top of screen

I’m at the vets now
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Re: Help

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:55 pm

I would say he's not getting enough uvb-- I would leave it on top but move it directly over him so it shining downward on him 8-10 inches above that decor piece-
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