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So my bearded dragon is quite the crazy one, she has been really active, alert and explorative since I got her about 4-5 months ago. She doesn't hiss and open her mouth at me anymore but she is still just a little jumpy when it comes to me pulling her out. She is probably about 6-7 months old and she is close to a foot long, maybe even a foot. She is in a 40 gallon tank with a uvb strip light and a hot spot intense basking bulb 150 watt with a thermostat. I also spray her down pretty good every morning. She started getting undigested and dry poops for a bit so I got a hotter bulb (which is the 150 w I have now) and a thermostat and I have a probe thermometer sitting right under the light on her rock and I have a little pointer thermometer. I keep that surface temp at about 105-110, her hammock on the other side stays about 78-84. I feed her one good amount every morning of either crickets, or smaller mealworms and some wax worms powdered with calcium d3 every day and multivitamin with the calcium 2 times a week. She happily eats any bok Choy, collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, mango, papaya, bell peppers, strawberries ect.. her poops haven't gotten any better and this morning was only a little bit of poop, was mostly a bunch of veggies and a few worms. Her temps are high enough according to everything I read but most of the time when I check on her, she doesn't bask too much. Could this be why her poops aren't digested? How do I get her to bask? Everywhere I read on how they are supposed to look and act, she is completely fine, but I can't seem to figure this out.. HELP!!!
Your temperatures sound fine. Are you measuring the temperature with the probe directly under the basking site/area, correct?
Is the UVB light directly beside the basking light? Which brand of UVB are you using?
If you have any pictures of your tank set up, you can post them just so we can see everything.
Is she losing weight or maintaining her weight?
Yes it sits right on the rock under the light. The uvb is an 18" strip light that sits right in the middle and the heat lamp is in the back corner propped up on the strip light. I'm not sure on the brand, it was just the main one at Petco. Just got it 5-6 weeks ago. She doesn't lose weight either, grows at a decent rate.[Click image to enlarge]
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did you try searching similar topics on the forum?
I've never had this happen, so I cannot offer any insight, but in reading other threads with similar issues some say it's normal from time to time and others say it could be time for a trip to the vet in case of parasites.
There are a lot of threads and conversations going all at once, so while you are waiting for a reply, it's always a good idea to do more research. The more experienced members can't be everywhere at once. (even if we really wish they could LOL )
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