HELP..New baby dragon

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HELP..New baby dragon

Postby stevierae » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:50 am

Hello all. I've been trying to get answers all throughout this site but I need to ask.. we purchased 2 baby bearded dragons from the pet store. Same tank to same tank. My one girl( we will say) was doing fine.. perky, moved around the new home and then climbed up a fake tree and there she slept.. and since then has hardly done anything. She's very limp like. Head is always all the way flat on the floor. Day 2 and I decided to try and give water for dehydration.. she drank some water and perked up again.. it once back in tank she just laid down and sleeps. Now she is shedding a bit.. and I know from previous experience that when they shed they are cranky and sluggish.i dont know if I should bring her back, to a vet.. what??? I also know that change of habitat can be stressful. But the other one is doing just fine. I have a picture if I can figure out how to attach. Any help will be appreciated
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Re: New baby dragon

Postby stevierae » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:53 am

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Re: New baby dragon

Postby claudiusx » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:57 am

A lot of times this can happen with cohabitation. One will thrive and the other will be submissive and sickly. Cohabitation can work occasionally, but only with experienced keepers who know the signs to watch for and the means of separating if need be.

You are correct, relocation stress and shedding both can cause a dragon to act like this. Combined, it's a recipie for an unhappy beardie. Now combine that with potentially being dominated by your tank mate and you've got a recipe for a very tough time ahead for your baby.

Personally I do not cohabitate and I would suggest the same for you. Just my advice though.

At the very least can you go over a few key parts of your husbandry with us?

Basking surface temp?
How are you measuring this temp?
Type of uvb bulb? Coil or long fluorescent tube?

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Re: HELP..New baby dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:17 am

I would definitely separate if you want the other one to survive-- bearded dragons are never to be housed together--- please post pics of their tank and lighting
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