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Bearded dragon foot turning dark

Postby StaTikNutS » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:20 pm

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Heyoo so my bearded dragon had lost one of his nails and now I’ve noticed that the toe is darkening and also that the other foot is darkening and has a crooked tail. I take great care of him, dubia roaches, baths every 2-3 days, 12 hour light cycles, good temps and humidity. I am just not sure what it could be, he still has one hell of an appetite though so I’m not sure[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Bearded dragon foot turning dark

Postby Drache613 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:46 am

Hello,

Can you try to post a picture for us, that would help out.
Please review your tank setup with us, such as the type/brand of UVB, your temperatures
& how you measure the temperatures, & a picture of his setup also.

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Re: Bearded dragon foot turning dark

Postby StaTikNutS » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:21 pm

As for the specs of the heat lamp I know it’s a 120 watt and not sure on the uvb light, I use both the dehumidifiers to keep the humidity low for him. Any other questions I’d be glad to answer
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Re: Bearded dragon foot turning dark

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:53 pm

Please look on then bulb---- is it a coil or a tube fixture--- this is extremely important
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on the XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post
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Re: Bearded dragon foot turning dark

Postby StaTikNutS » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:04 pm

[quote="KarrieRee"]Please look on then bulb---- is it a coil or a tube fixture--- this is extremely important
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on the XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post
Karrie[I have posted the picture of it]
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Re: Bearded dragon foot turning dark

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:20 pm

I am sorry I am not seeing it unless its on another post elsewhere
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Re: Bearded dragon foot turning dark

Postby StaTikNutS » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:35 pm

KarrieRee wrote:I am sorry I am not seeing it unless its on another post elsewhere
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As of right now the crooked nail has come off and he is bleeding on that one toe and he is also shedding, I am not sure what to do. I also don't think that their is a reptile vet where I live.
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Re: Bearded dragon foot turning dark

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:42 pm

Ok the first thing you need to do is get rid of the coil UVB --- they are inadequate ---- please order this ASAP or go look in your petstores most do not carry the length of the fixture I am recommending
https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/zoo ... -hood.html 24" fixture for a 40+ gallon tank
https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/zoo ... vb-t5.html 22" -- the fixture comes w/ a 5.0 bulb hang onto it it is considered a T 8 placement and distance would be different -
I am going to enlist some help on the medical issues but please get the new UVB
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Re: Bearded dragon foot turning dark

Postby StaTikNutS » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:44 pm

If I may ask, what does UVB have to do with the problems my Bearded Dragon is facing with his nails and bleeding toes?
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Re: Bearded dragon foot turning dark

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:49 pm

UVB is extremely important for all over all health -- for one the biggest is MBD -- and then there RI -- amongst many others --- at this point the coil is not giving off enough if any at all here is some info on UVB's
Which UVB light should I use?
The best UVB light is a ReptiSun 10.0 fluorescent tube HO (Or Arcardia 12% in the UK). Compact or coil bulbs do not emit the proper amount of UVB light for a bearded dragon, and should not be used. Other brands, such as the Zilla Desert Series and ReptiGlo have been known to cause eye problems and other health issues with bearded dragons, and should be avoided. The reason that some UVB lights (Zilla, ReptiGlo, coils/compacts, ect.) are considered dangerous is because the wavelength of UVB that they emit is shorter and more intense than the wavelength of the "safe" lights (ReptiSun, Arcadia). UVB lights should be replaced every 6 months. The T5’s are a strong bulb and only need to be replaced once a year – the T 8 every 6 months--- where as the T 8 are not as strong—they need to be placed inside the tank the T 5 10.0 bulb approx 12-15 inches from basking spot – the T 8 approx 8-10 inches from basking spot—the cover needs to be off the bulb for full effect of the UVB rays--
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Re: Bearded dragon foot turning dark

Postby StaTikNutS » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:54 pm

That makes a good amount of sense, I will see about getting one of them for sure. My only thing though is that humidity is an issue and also how would I have the basking light in there if the UVB is covering the entire area? Also what could I do about his bleeding toe.
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Re: Bearded dragon foot turning dark

Postby AHBD » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:05 pm

Hi there, my guess would be that he got his toe caught on something which the hammock is a likely culprit. I would remove it personally. You can put in a plush toy if you want something soft for him to sit on there. You can used betadine [which you can get at walmart or a drug store] on the toes, dilute it 50/50 with water. When it dries put non pain relief Neosporin on and it should be fine. :)
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Re: Bearded dragon foot turning dark

Postby StaTikNutS » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:08 pm

Thank you guys very much, I will look into all of your guy's suggestions, and thank you again for recommending the Betadine and I proably will remove the hammock, he liked it when he was smaller he would just plump his fat body on their and give his arms and legs a rest lol. Thanks again everybody!
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Re: Bearded dragon foot turning dark

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:11 pm

I would downsize the dome you have to one single dome -- when you get your new UVB let us know so we can help you get it placed distance and placement on the tank --- it needs certain distance and placement
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