Bearded Dragon doesn't move around much - MBD?

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Bearded Dragon doesn't move around much - MBD?

Postby Dogstar5988 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:50 am

Hey so I have a 6 month old beardie and I notice he has never been as active as some I see online. If I pick him up and move him he tends to just stay in that spot. He moves from spot to spot in his cage but not much when I take him out. He doesn't come running for insects or anything either like he used to. I'm not sure if he is just getting lazy or if I need to worry about MBD? I did notice his back legs shaking a little when he was moving the other day. I've always dusted his roaches but he doesn't eat all that much. I am lucky if I get him to eat even once a day so its possible he doesn't get enough calcium just from not eating much.
Setup - Warm spot 100-110, Reptisun long florescent inside the cage and less than 6 months old.
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Re: Bearded Dragon doesn't move around much - MBD?

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:23 pm

I've noticed that they go through different phases of activity levels. It's possible he is just in a dormant phase if everything else seems OK.
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Re: Bearded Dragon doesn't move around much - MBD?

Postby Dogstar5988 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:40 pm

Ok thank you. He has kind of been lazy since I got him so maybe that is just normal for him. I did read that getting too much calcium and D3 is a thing too. His UVB is on for 14 hours a day and I have been dusting at every single feeding so maybe I should back off on that to every other day.
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