New Beardie is Doing Odd Actions

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New Beardie is Doing Odd Actions

Postby cTreazy » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:41 pm

Hi I have had my beardie for about a week now. He is about 6-7 inches long so I would say he is 2-3 months old. Anyway he’s been having some odd behavior as of lately. First off I gave him a bath a day or two ago. Ever since then he has been having his mouth open sometimes. He does it when he basks and other times throughout the day. It almost looks like he is burping. His chest puffs out then his neck then he opens his mouth. He breathes fine other times this is just something he does on occasion. He’ll also keep his mouth open but usually while he is basking or after so I think it’s to regulate his heat. Anyway should I worry about the burp like action? Another thing I’ve noticed is he is closing his right eye a good amount. Usually when I go over to see what he is doing he has it closed. It doesn’t have any discharge or anything around the eye. When he opens it seems fine and like the other eye. Sometimes he keeps the right open and the left eye closed. Is this normal? I read it could be too bright of a bulb, but I’m using a Reprisun uvb 5.0 compact. Is this too bright? He’s also in a 20 gallon tank. Thank you for the help! I think I’m worrying too much since he is young and I want everything to work out. Anyway thank you!!!
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Re: New Beardie is Doing Odd Actions

Postby destiny1998 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:54 pm

Hi. The compact uvb is more than likely causing him to close his eye. You definitely want to replace it with the reptisun 10. 0 t5 long tube. What kind of basking light are you using?
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Re: New Beardie is Doing Odd Actions

Postby cTreazy » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:35 pm

destiny1998 wrote:Hi. The compact uvb is more than likely causing him to close his eye. You definitely want to replace it with the reptisun 10. 0 t5 long tube. What kind of basking light are you using?


Oh okay! And my basking bulb came with the uvb bulb. It is a Zoomed Reptibasking bulb 100 watt. It gets to about 102 on his basking spot. Thank you for the help! :)
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