Pre-brumation behavior?

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Pre-brumation behavior?

Postby Lyssamichelle96 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:29 pm

Bean is 18 months and had recently been losing his mind all day every day. Nothing has changed as far as diet or housing but he spends all day tearing up his cage with a black beard. I've tried to get him out and let him run around but he just wants to go back into his tank. The only other change in him is before he was pooping about twice a week and since this started hes pooping alittle everyday(they look normal). I have never been through brumation with a bearded dragon before and I have heard they can act alittle weird before it starts. I didnt know if anyone has experienced anything similar or had any ideas on what it could be.

His set up is a 40 gallon breeder with a 100-105 basking spot and a reptisun t8 bulb mounted inside the tank. He eats salad almost everyday with collard greens or mustard greens and eats calcium and multi vitamin dusted dubia roaches a few times a week.
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Re: Pre-brumation behavior?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:48 pm

How old is the UVB? It could be hormones - I have never heard of them acting erratically before brumation but coming out they tend to have all kinds of energy ---- and the black beard is another thing that is a sign of pain or distress--- is there another bearded dragon in the house ? Is he by a window that he can see outside and see birds ? Is there another animal that is causing distress?
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Re: Pre-brumation behavior?

Postby Lyssamichelle96 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:10 pm

The UVB is only a few months old but I think I'm just going to replace it and see if that helps. He can't see out of the window in the room and the only newish addition is a leopard gecko who he cant really see so I don't think that's the problem.
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Re: Pre-brumation behavior?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:49 pm

Ok so what is the UVB your using you did not say ---- is it a tube or a coil and where in the tank is it?
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Re: Pre-brumation behavior?

Postby Lyssamichelle96 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:06 pm

It is a reptisun t8 tube mounted in the tank about 6 inches from his baking spot
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Re: Pre-brumation behavior?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:09 pm

Ok go deal
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