Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

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Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

Postby boobooman » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:07 am

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Hello im quite worried about our dragon hes about 2yrs old but we have had him 3/4 month.
He is off his food and quite dopey... Our main concern is he has gone a white/grey colour around his month and down his neck.
He had a bath on thurday and had a nice big poop lol,

90 in cooler end 100+ hot end, Any help please as we seem to very lacking in our area where any vets will see him.
He refuses to eat crickets so lives on greens/meal worms with the odd wax worm.

Not much else i can think of any help plz :)
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Re: Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

Postby TASTIGER » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:08 am

could you get a picture up? it sounds like hes just shedding to me
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Re: Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

Postby boobooman » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:11 am

Give me five mins, need to find some batterys lol
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Re: Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

Postby Livey » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:12 am

Does sound like a shed :)
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Re: Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

Postby TASTIGER » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:13 am

sometimes bearded dragons get moody when they are shedding that could be why hes not wanting to eat
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Re: Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

Postby boobooman » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:45 am

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Re: Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

Postby Dragoon » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:48 am

It's a shed. Almost positive.
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Re: Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

Postby Livey » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:50 am

Yep Definitely :) x
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Re: Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

Postby boobooman » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:52 am

lol ok ty... is there anything i can do for him or just let him get on with it?
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Re: Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

Postby Livey » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:01 am

Warm baths are always a good option :)
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Re: Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

Postby jeritta » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:05 am

looks like shed. plenty of warm baths.
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Re: Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

Postby proudbeardieowner » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:01 pm

Looks like a shed to me too. Mine had a white spot on the top of his nose for about 3 weeks before he shed. I was a bit nervous, but it was just him shedding.
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Re: Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

Postby boobooman » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:48 am

Thank you for all your help, I have gave him lot's of bath's, And he seems alot more happy I hope it is just shedding, Will have too keep a close eye on him :)
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Re: Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

Postby spurlee01 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:38 am

I agree that it is shed, but 90 degrees is too hot for a cool side. It should be 80, TOPS, beardies need to be able to escape the heat.
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Re: Dragon white/greyish around mouth/neck

Postby proudbeardieowner » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:12 pm

Hi there,

When you say 100+ on the hot side and 90 on the cooler side, how much above 100 is it on the hot side? What watt bulb are you using and how big is your tank?

I use a 100 watt bulb in a 40 breeder tank in the summer when its hot, but since its been cooler, I have been turning on a separate 75 watt bulb on the cooler side of the tank to maintain that 105 hot side and 85 cool side, but these past few days on the east have been quite warm, so that is when I just use the 100 watt bulb again. But by this weekend when the temperatures drop I am sure I will have to use that 75 watt bulb again.

Also my beardie does not drink water in the tub or his bowl, so since we got him I have a squirt bottle that I would mist him off slightly, so he is now use to it. A few times during the day I put the squirt bottle in front of him and squirt his nose and he will sit there and lap up the water as I continue to squirt it. Now he loves his water:-) He also likes it when he is in the tub and I dip my finger in the water and let it fall on his nose, he will lap it up that way too. Makes me feel so much better especially sitting under the light all day!
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