Beardie possibly MBD?

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Beardie possibly MBD?

Postby Iamakel » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:54 am

Hi guys. I've noticed a weird mouth position on my beardie. She stays with her mouth open all the time. She is very active, she is going after the Cinerea Bugs every meal, so far she looks healthy. but I need to know if this mouth open all-day and the nails being not in a right position would be due to the MBD? I have ReptiGlo 10.0 + Reptiglo 2.0 and a ceramic heat bulb in her viv. I have 3 others beardie but they are healthy with aproximately the same setup (the two adults having bigger vivs I have two heat bulbs).

Anyway, back to her, she is 13 months old. I feed her veggies during the day and cinerea bugs with calcium (with Ca 3 times a week) in the afternoon, 2-3 hours before she is going to sleep.

Here you have some photos! I will take her to the vet, but here in Romania, we don't really have too many reptile vets.

Thanks!
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Re: Beardie possibly MBD?

Postby Drache613 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:12 pm

Hello,

Wow, welcome from Romania! I am sure you are limited in reptile vets there. We should
be able to direct you to get her well.
That is a possibility she could be developing metabolic bone disease. I Hope it isn't gout.
Can you get a few more close up pics of her hands/feet area to see if there is more swelling?
Are you using a bright white basking light, or a ceramic heat emitter for heating?
The Reptiglo 10 & the 2 bulbs, are they tube bulbs or compact/coil light?
Please review your supplementation with us & the basking temperatures also.

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Re: Beardie possibly MBD?

Postby Iamakel » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:21 pm

Hi again. The ReptiGlo 10.0 and 2.0 are tube bulbs. I'm using a ceramic bulb for heat and also have one normal white bulb for more light. I'm feeding her Cinerea Bugs with JBL Calcium. In the basking side is about 105 and in the cool side about 80-85.
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She is kinda fatty. Her father is fatty too, and her brother is skinnier as her mother (she is a Pogona Minor).
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