Broken Rib, black beard and black tail

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Broken Rib, black beard and black tail

Postby Spiderwoman » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:49 am

Hello! Recently, for about 2 weeks, my bearded dragon as become extremely lethargic. I assumed it was because the temperature decreased in my house because we started using air conditioning but now it's gotten worse even after I made adjustments to the temperature. I also noticed that her tail was extremely dark but lightens when I handle her for a bit. I don't know if it's tail rot because the actual tail isn't rotting. I think it's just really bad stuck shed but I'm not quite sure. I also believe she broke her rib awhile ago but it wasn't actually affecting her health. She also has black spots on her side which didn't appear until about 2 hours after I let her soak. She also refuses to eat any type of food other than superworms.
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Re: Broken Rib, black beard and black tail

Postby Drache613 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:03 am

Hello,

How would she have broken her rib, did she fall off of something high?
Please post pictures of your tank setup for us, such as the type/brand of UVB lighting,
supplements given, temperatures & foods fed as well.
Also, post a few pictures of your dragon also, just so we can see her physical condition.
Do you have a vet that you can take her in to see for an x-ray possibly?

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Re: Broken Rib, black beard and black tail

Postby Spiderwoman » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:10 am

I have a piece of wood in their that goes up about 7 inches which she could have slid off and landed awkwardly. And I dont know how to add images (I'm on my phone). I am using exo terra uvb 150

Edit: I don't have a vet near me that works on reptiles

Another edit: I feed her superworms and a mix of greens, avoiding kale and lettuce and i give her ten to twelve crickets dusted with calcium powder every other feeding
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Re: Broken Rib, black beard and black tail

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:34 pm

To add images from your phone click on the green menu button at the top and select User Image Upload Manager. Click on the new upload tab and upload an image there. Then you can post them to your thread using the XIMG button when you reply.

Which wattage of the UVB150 are you using? The 13w or the 26w? How far is it above the main basking area? It's possible that it's too far away to be effective (beyond about 8''), and the 13w doesn't produce adequate UVB for a dragon. What are the surface temperatures around the tank?

If the weather allows it, I would try bringing her outside for some natural sunlight and see if that helps perk her up. If it does, then lighting in the tank could be a problem.
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Re: Broken Rib, black beard and black tail

Postby Drache613 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:35 am

Hello,

Any updates on your dragon for us?
Did you figure out how to post pictures here for us to see?
Please let us know how your dragon is doing.

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