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Need assistance asap

Postby KataiTora » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:53 pm

Hello everyone, please bare with me for this is the first time I've used forums before.

My bearded dragon hasn't been doing well and I've done a great deal of research but am still uncertain as to what the issue is.

Tank atmosphere: currently in great need of cleaning. has blue sand. two larger rocks. one heat lamp. one uv lamp. a large water bowl. some crickets.

Diet and heating: I currently don't have any way to gauge the temperature so I'm not sure if that's part of the problem. He has an all insect diet due to his reluctance to eat veggies or fruits.

Symptoms: shakes head occasionally opening his mouth, some drool? Far more lethargic than normal, he hardly even moves if I have him on his back. I believe that he may also be constipated. There looks to be a bit of sand in his butt.

I've tried giving him a bath to help with possible constipation and I've deep cleaned his tank in hopes of removing any possible bacteria.
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Re: Need assistance asap

Postby destiny1998 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:42 pm

Hi. I'm sorry he's having issues. It sounds like a calcium issue. I'd remove that sand ASAP as that can cause impaction. What kinds of lights does he have? Temps are also very important. Temp gun or digital are very accurate. Do you dust his feeders with calcium?
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Re: Need assistance asap

Postby KataiTora » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:06 pm

I purchased a temp gauge and the general heat of the tank was about 90 degrees. He has a uvb lamp that is meant for the size of his tank (30 gallons). I did not use any calcium on his feeders. After doing additional research I immediately removed the sand and replaced it with the floor mat instead and I also switched to a smaller water dish in order to lower the humidity so that it was between 25 and 30. Unfortunately he passed away last night not long after I gave him a bath in hopes of assisting him. I only wish I'd been able to see the signs sooner. It was only days before that he was running about as happy as ever and then out of nowhere his health declined...
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Re: Need assistance asap

Postby destiny1998 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:16 pm

Oh no :( Sorry for your loss :(
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Re: Need assistance asap

Postby Drache613 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:43 pm

Hello,

I am so sorry for your loss, that was very quick. :cry:


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