What's wrong with my beardie?

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What's wrong with my beardie?

Postby clickeric » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:31 am

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So my beardie has been brumating (hibernating) for like 7 months! He won't eat or move all day. I'm worried about him. I think he might have an internal disease or calcium deficiency, but how can I know for sure? He's about 18 months old and was always very active before this past winter.
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Re: What's wrong with my beardie?

Postby brittani299 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:51 pm

Hello
Can you answer these questions

How old is your dragon?
How long have you had your dragon?
How long is your dragon?
What is the sex of your dragon?
What size enclosure do you have your dragon in?
What type substrate do you have on the bottom of your tank?
Do you use UVB lights?
If so, Is it a coil, compact, fluorescent tube, or Mercury Vapor bulb?
What is the brand name and number of your bulb? Wattage (if MVB)?
How old is your UVB bulb?
How close can your dragon get to the UVB?
Do you use a separate basking bulb? What kind and what is the wattage? Is it a white or colored bulb?
Di you have any type of night time heat source (ceramic heat emitter, colored bulb, etc)?
How long are lights on each day?
What are the basking temps?
What is the cool side temp?
What is the night time temp?
Do you take the temps with a stick on thermometer, a digital thermometer with a wire and a probe end or a temp gun?
Where exactly are you taking your basking temps?
Do you use a heat rock or heat pad?
What do you feed your dragon? Please be specific.
How often do you feed and what time do you feed (morning, afternoon, night)?
Do you gutload (feed) your crickets, worms, etc?
Do you use vitamin or calcium supplements? What brand(s)? How many days a week do you use each of them?
Is your dragon having regular bowel movements (poops)?
Do you bathe your dragon? How often?
Do you mist your dragon or offer water other than in the bath?
Have you gotten a vet check and fecal done?
Does your dragon share an enclosure with another dragon?
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Re: What's wrong with my beardie?

Postby clickeric » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:10 pm

How old is your dragon? about 1 1/2 yrs old
How long have you had your dragon? 1 year 4 months
How long is your dragon? 18 inches
What is the sex of your dragon? male
What size enclosure do you have your dragon in? 55 gallon tank
What type substrate do you have on the bottom of your tank?
Do you use UVB lights?
If so, Is it a coil, compact, fluorescent tube, or Mercury Vapor bulb?
What is the brand name and number of your bulb? Wattage (if MVB)? 100 watt
How old is your UVB bulb? 1 month
How close can your dragon get to the UVB? a few inches if he wanted
Do you use a separate basking bulb? What kind and what is the wattage? Is it a white or colored bulb? no, only the one lamp
Di you have any type of night time heat source (ceramic heat emitter, colored bulb, etc)? yes, ceramic heat emitter
How long are lights on each day? 12 hours
What are the basking temps? 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit
What is the cool side temp? 70ish degrees Fahrenheit
What is the night time temp? 75 degrees fahrenheit
Do you take the temps with a stick on thermometer, a digital thermometer with a wire and a probe end or a temp gun? stick-on thermometer
Where exactly are you taking your basking temps? where he basks
Do you use a heat rock or heat pad? yes, heat pad
What do you feed your dragon? Please be specific. crickets, mil worms, fruit (but he hasn't eaten in months)
How often do you feed and what time do you feed (morning, afternoon, night)? 2x day (morning and night)
Do you gutload (feed) your crickets, worms, etc?yes, as much as possible
Do you use vitamin or calcium supplements? What brand(s)? How many days a week do you use each of them? no
Is your dragon having regular bowel movements (poops)? no
Do you bathe your dragon? How often? 1/week
Do you mist your dragon or offer water other than in the bath? not lately
Have you gotten a vet check and fecal done? no
Does your dragon share an enclosure with another dragon? no
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Re: What's wrong with my beardie?

Postby brittani299 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:15 am

I couple things need changed ASAP. Get rid of the heat pad. Beardies can't feel heat on their bellies and will burn themselves. You need to start using calcium 5 times a week. It is very important. He could have mbd if you haven't been using it. Also do you have a UVB light? And if so what brand is it
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Re: What's wrong with my beardie?

Postby Goodtruant » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:10 pm

Agreed on the heat pad and calcium. You might also try to find some critical care/boost. I think they carry this at petsmart/petco. http://www.amazon.com/Fluker%60s-Repta- ... =Repta-Aid

UVB light is VERY important. If you don't have a UVB light, get one asap. I would suggest a Reptisun 10.0 linear tube light. http://beardeddragonbreeder.net/lighting.html It will greatly increase the health of your beardie if he's not getting any UVB. UVB helps process calcium.

I'd also add that you should really check the temps with a digital thermometer or a temp gun. Stick on gauges can be VERY inaccurate. I use this one, cheap and works great for this purpose. http://www.amazon.com/Etekcity-Temperat ... s=temp+gun The temp should be taken directly where your beardie basks.

If you're really worries, I would take him to see a vet.
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