Why does my beardie scale the walls of my room?

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Why does my beardie scale the walls of my room?

Postby ringothedragon3 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:51 am

Hi everyone!!
My little dude, Ringo, sometimes scales the glass walls of his tank to the point where his beard is black, he's running through his water, making a mess, etc. I'll always take him out and very shortly his beard goes back to normal and he begins to prance around happily. However, today started off fine and now his beard is black again and he is scaling the walls of my room. He ate his breakfast and some veggies, has pooped already today, I don't understand what the problem could be. Made a vet appointment for him next week, but in the meantime if anyone knows why this could be happening please let me know!

Update: Right after I posted this, I picked Ringo up and held him for a bit and his beard went back to normal, but then he wanted to roam around again. I'm at a loss, I put him back in his tank and he's running around again and he peed again. He pooped yesterday, today, and now peed. Is that normal? Please help!!
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Re: Why does my beardie scale the walls of my room?

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:38 am

What are the lights in the tank ? It sounds like a husbandry issue---- how old is the UVB?
Have you checked basking spot temp lately?
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Re: Why does my beardie scale the walls of my room?

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:00 am

Tank temperatures and how are you measuring them ?
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Re: Why does my beardie scale the walls of my room?

Postby AHBD » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:44 am

Can you post a few pics of Ringo [ full body shot ] as well as his set up + lights ? Are you sure Ringo is a boy ?
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Re: Why does my beardie scale the walls of my room?

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:09 pm

He might be testing the boundaries of the room and is in search mode for something. My dragon is very energetic like that at times and will dash all around the house and scratch at the walls. At that point I tell him I'm not getting a bigger house just for him :lol: If everything is OK in your enclosure like temps, uvb exposure, etc. then he may just be energetic. I'd let him free roam as much as possible. Maybe consider setting up a portable basking light in the room for him. One thing that tends to calm them down is time in a window sill looking outside. There seems to be enough going on outside to keep them occupied for a while.
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Re: Why does my beardie scale the walls of my room?

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Re: Why does my beardie scale the walls of my room?

Postby ringothedragon3 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:17 am

CooperDragon wrote:He might be testing the boundaries of the room and is in search mode for something. My dragon is very energetic like that at times and will dash all around the house and scratch at the walls. At that point I tell him I'm not getting a bigger house just for him :lol: If everything is OK in your enclosure like temps, uvb exposure, etc. then he may just be energetic. I'd let him free roam as much as possible. Maybe consider setting up a portable basking light in the room for him. One thing that tends to calm them down is time in a window sill looking outside. There seems to be enough going on outside to keep them occupied for a while.


He loves looking outside the window!
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Re: Why does my beardie scale the walls of my room?

Postby ringothedragon3 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:18 am

kingofnobbys wrote:Tank temperatures and how are you measuring them ?


I have this thermometer https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PV ... UTF8&psc=1
Basking reads at 100, the "cool side" is where I keep his UVB, I have a Reptisun T8 lamp that is only about a month old
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Re: Why does my beardie scale the walls of my room?

Postby ringothedragon3 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:19 am

KarrieRee wrote:What are the lights in the tank ? It sounds like a husbandry issue---- how old is the UVB?
Have you checked basking spot temp lately?
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I have this thermometer https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PV ... UTF8&psc=1
Basking reads at 100, the "cool side" is where I keep his UVB, I have a Reptisun T8 lamp that is only about a month old
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Re: Why does my beardie scale the walls of my room?

Postby ringothedragon3 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:53 am

AHBD wrote:Can you post a few pics of Ringo [ full body shot ] as well as his set up + lights ? Are you sure Ringo is a boy ?

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Re: Why does my beardie scale the walls of my room?

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:04 am

He looks healthy to me. Nice and alert. Not overweight. You might consider moving your T8 over next to the basking bulb so the most intense UVB is combined with heat and UVA over the basking zone.
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