Help to save my daughters Beardie

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Re: Help to save my daughters Beardie

Postby KayleeMay1 » Wed May 29, 2019 5:04 pm

Yes I agree. The tank needs to be unblocked. They need to be able to regulate their temp throughout the day and when it is blocked off like that they are basically forced into one temperature gradient which is not good. That could also be contributing to her not eating. They also need ample space to walk around and get exercise.

Your cool end should read 75 so if she does choose to cool down she can. My tank has a cool area of 75 and in the middle on the floor by my basking log reads 82-85 and my basking area is 102. Please ensure you correct the temperature gradient that will make her much happier.

You did not say whether or not she has pooped recently or that you could remember. Stimulating a bowel movement by giving her a nice warm bath would at least be able to rule out the issue of impaction. Is her tail crooked like that - or is that just the angle of the picture? A calcium deficiency could be an issue with the malformed bone structure and twitching.

I agree that the UVB should be mounted inside the tank or at the very least you should cut a hole in the screen to accommodate the size of the UVB so it is better able to penetrate into the tank.
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Re: Help to save my daughters Beardie

Postby AHBD » Wed May 29, 2019 5:05 pm

Hi there, hopefully we can help your sweet dragon. It may be calcium deficiency leading to MBD by the sounds of it. This can happen if the bulb is not close enough and is also obstructed by the screen, the dragon can't absorb calcium which affects every function of the body. You will need to attach the uvb fixture under the screen like this.

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg

Use picture hanging wire or something similar. If it's sunny outside take him/her out to sit in the grass with you. Get some Reptaboost , mix with water and a pinch of calcium powder and offer it via syringe.
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Re: Help to save my daughters Beardie

Postby alisa26 » Thu May 30, 2019 5:26 am

Thanks AHBD ! That photo is very helpful!
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Re: Help to save my daughters Beardie

Postby Drache613 » Thu May 30, 2019 9:28 pm

Hello,

One question, how large are the feeders that you are giving her? You mentioned that she just
all of the sudden couldn't use her hind legs?
Be sure the crickets or other feeds are not too big, which can cause terrible impactions. The
lighting of course, plays a vital role, too.
Is she still impacted or has she gone to the bathroom yet?

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Re: Help to save my daughters Beardie

Postby alisa26 » Fri May 31, 2019 5:05 am

She has gone to the bathroom and ate some greens this morning. We are working on moving the lighting to inside of her tank.
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Re: Help to save my daughters Beardie

Postby Drache613 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:09 pm

Hello,

How is your girl doing today?
Were you able to get the light mounted on the inside of the tank for her also? I hope so, that
will really help out a lot for her UVB needs.
That's great she went to the bathroom. How much greens did she eat?
Let us know how she is doing.

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Re: Help to save my daughters Beardie

Postby alisa26 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:55 am

Yes we moved light to inside the tank. She is doing better. Eating roaches and greens every day. Thank you all for your help!!
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