Squeezing eyes shut and coughing?

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Squeezing eyes shut and coughing?

Postby KoNut » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:35 am

I was watching my new 1 month old beardie under the 100-111 degree basking spot. He kept closing one eye sometimes opening his mouth wide and shut pretty fast then he shut both his eyes really tight making he eyes bulge out and then it looked like he started coughing with his mouth shut. Is this something to be worried about? I fed him 10 crickets and he pooped today which looked normal.
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Re: Squeezing eyes shut and coughing?

Postby destiny1998 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:35 am

Hi. What kind of lights are you using? Brands?
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Re: Squeezing eyes shut and coughing?

Postby KoNut » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:49 am

destiny1998 wrote:Hi. What kind of lights are you using? Brands?

I'm using the ZooMed T5 HO 24inch fixture with the T5 10.0 UVB bulb and the ZooMed Repti Basking Spot Bulb 100Watt. I use a dimmer for the 100Watt to make the basking area 100-111 degrees. The UVB is about 10-12 inches from his basking area which is shining through mesh.
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Re: Squeezing eyes shut and coughing?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:10 pm

That all sounds great. My guess is that he is just enjoying a good bask. Perhaps he has a shed coming on which can cause eye bulging and beard flaring to help stretch the skin.
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Re: Squeezing eyes shut and coughing?

Postby KoNut » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:24 am

CooperDragon wrote:That all sounds great. My guess is that he is just enjoying a good bask. Perhaps he has a shed coming on which can cause eye bulging and beard flaring to help stretch the skin.

Thank you for this reply! Makes me feel a lot better.
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