Juvinile beardie will not eat

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Re: Juvinile beardie will not eat

Postby Nic818181 » Mon May 17, 2021 2:29 pm

KarrieRee wrote:I would recommend you get another done for you heat emitter and place on top center of tank - you do not want it on at nite unless your tank is dropping below 65 F at night

Hi yes it can get cold here.
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Re: Juvinile beardie will not eat

Postby KarrieRee » Mon May 17, 2021 2:30 pm

Is your uvb a T 8 or T 5? A reflector is in a hood / fixture that is behind the bulb and it's shiny it looks like tin foil-- it reflects the UVB rays downward toward the dragon of which you want--- look on your tube and look for T 5 or T 8! There is certain distance for each bulb
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Re: Juvinile beardie will not eat

Postby Nic818181 » Tue May 18, 2021 12:08 pm

Hiya can not see t5 or t8 on it. Calling the reptile place tomorrow to find out what one it is.
Do you have any ideas to tempt her with food?
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Re: Juvinile beardie will not eat

Postby KarrieRee » Tue May 18, 2021 12:10 pm

Post a pic of the tube w/ the Brand on it please so I can look
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG a the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post
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Re: Juvinile beardie will not eat

Postby Nic818181 » Tue May 18, 2021 1:42 pm

We are going to let the bulb cool down and then have a look. When we did the temp gun it said it was 34c in the hot side.
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Re: Juvinile beardie will not eat

Postby KarrieRee » Tue May 18, 2021 2:56 pm

Temps need to be 95-100 for proper basking along w/ digestion -- dragons will not eat if basking temps and UVB is incorrect --
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Re: Juvinile beardie will not eat

Postby Nic818181 » Wed May 19, 2021 12:56 am

OK I am looking into the lighting.
She has eaten some greens herself it just seems like bugs she is not interested in. We have dubias, locusts and wax worms. She has been to the toilet every day. A slight amount. But it's got a very slight pink tinge to the white.

Pic below. It looks darker in picture. The little cream flecks are from where I got wax worms out of the box and the stuff they are in fell in viv. That's all now cleaned up

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Re: Juvinile beardie will not eat

Postby KarrieRee » Wed May 19, 2021 4:11 am

Your basking temps and UVB are going to play a huge role in the poop and digestion of the dragon -- are you feeding any supplements and if so what are they? Limit the wax worms please they are very fatty and if fed too often and too many can cause liver issues -- you might look into super worms and some horn worms they are a better treat -- silk worms are a good staple feeder --
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Re: Juvinile beardie will not eat

Postby Nic818181 » Wed May 19, 2021 5:44 am

Hi spoke to reptile place I got her from and it's a T8 30inch 25w
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Re: Juvinile beardie will not eat

Postby KarrieRee » Wed May 19, 2021 5:51 am

You want the T 8 inside the tank approx 6-8 inches directly above the basking decor--
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Re: Juvinile beardie will not eat

Postby Nic818181 » Wed May 19, 2021 1:51 pm

That's where we have got it. I will look for the reflector you mentioned to put on it to help
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Re: Juvinile beardie will not eat

Postby KarrieRee » Wed May 19, 2021 2:08 pm

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Re: Juvinile beardie will not eat

Postby Nic818181 » Wed May 19, 2021 2:20 pm

Thank you will do. Have found a place that sell silkworms too and hoping she will eat them
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Re: Juvinile beardie will not eat

Postby Nic818181 » Thu May 20, 2021 1:18 pm

Is there anything else I can do? Seeing a reptile vet finally. So hard to get one to see her as either not a reptile specialist or booked up
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Re: Juvinile beardie will not eat

Postby KarrieRee » Thu May 20, 2021 1:22 pm

Once you get the reflector on the UVB that is going to help -- they wont eat if they are not getting proper UVB --- and from this point shes not getting it --- once you get that reflector installed and correctly positioned she should start eating --- and her poops should straighten out as well
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