beardie going crazy??

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beardie going crazy??

Postby Krw7454 » Sun May 19, 2019 2:48 am

I recently put my 8yo male in a new tank and he keeps running around it like crazy. He has a few hours where hes happy and basking but suddenly he freaks out and starts sprinting around the tank, so I take him out and he practically jumps out and seems really stressed like hes seen a ghost or something

does anyone know whats causing this almost bipolar behaviour??
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Re: beardie going crazy??

Postby KarrieRee » Sun May 19, 2019 5:38 am

Your sure hes male? Could be hormones as it is mating season-- what about the lighting in the tank -- ? Has it changed? Is he freaking when hes out of the tank? What about black bearding?
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Re: beardie going crazy??

Postby claudiusx » Sun May 19, 2019 6:30 am

Could also just be the charge of environment. How long has he been in the new tank?
Are there other dragons in the house?

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Re: beardie going crazy??

Postby Krw7454 » Sun May 19, 2019 7:33 pm

hi Karrie and Brandon,

yep he's a boy, I had him sexed by a vet at about 2 or 3 years old.
Ive still got a white and red bulb - same as the other tank
he isnt blacking up at all and showing no signs of aggression
when i did take him out he flipped out and jumped right off me (about 2ft) after he calmed down I checked him over and he seems uninjured
hes been in this new tank for 3 days, he was completely fine on the first day.
basking areas showing about 30C ive got a heat tile there too so the temp would be fine
ive got no other dragons but i have covered the tank with a towel just incase there are any outside triggers
this morning i gave him some new leafy greens and freaked out pretty much as soon as he saw me :-(
he ate fine last night and the night before and had a normal poop yesterday - im running on australian time to avoid confusion haha

thanks for your help guys!
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Re: beardie going crazy??

Postby KarrieRee » Sun May 19, 2019 7:43 pm

Red bulb? That is the issues-- colored bulbs hurt their eyes and can cause long term damage-- the only bulbs that should be used in their tanks should be a bright white basking bulb and a good UVB NO COILS! if you need extra heat a CHE w/ no light-- extra lighting for tank you can use a regular house hold bulb white day lamp -- there should be no lights on at nite--- they need darkness like us- slows their metabolism so they sleep better
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Re: beardie going crazy??

Postby Krw7454 » Sun May 19, 2019 9:11 pm

oh! Ill switch the red bulb asap!
is a heat rock okay? and what does CHE stand for?

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Re: beardie going crazy??

Postby KarrieRee » Mon May 20, 2019 5:37 am

No heat rocks please--- beardies heat from the top not their tummies--- a CHE is a ceramic heat emitter - they go into a dome like the basking lights and are solid white coil looking bulb but have no light--- its just heat - you can get them in 75 watt and 100 watt I believe - if you need one to keep the temps about 65 at night invest in that --- please post pics of your tank and lighting so we can see other issues that could be causing this kind of behavior
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Re: beardie going crazy??

Postby Krw7454 » Wed May 22, 2019 4:39 pm

hi guys just a little update
burnies back to his old self! he must've just been stressed from moving house haha
i also replaced the red with a white bulb

thanks for all your help Karrie!

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Re: beardie going crazy??

Postby claudiusx » Wed May 22, 2019 4:56 pm

Glad to hear!
Thanks for the update.

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