wrinkly skin, easily stressed

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wrinkly skin, easily stressed

Postby tetriminoss » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:29 pm

TL;DR:
My beardie is easily stressed and has wrinkly skin.

Possible causes that I think and need confirmation:
- Big change to humidity after removing water ramp.
- Me trying to make it accustomed to getting handled.
- Just hungry / dehydrated.

So my beardie has been shedding for the past two weeks that caused it to have lessened appetite.

Now he just shed a big chunk of skin and started darting here and there.

Because the summer wind is coming now here in Canada, the humidity is raising.

I normally have a water ramp but that causes the humidity inside the aquarium to be around 60+% and that caused me to have some concerns. So I removed it.

I'm afraid putting back the water ramp because that will ramp up the humidity to 60% and above. So I just increased the times of me misting my beardie (from 1-2 times a day to 2-3 times a day).

I've been trying to handle it because it's still not accustomed to me so I've been trying to handle it every hour for 2-3 mins for it to be accustomed.

So I thought me trying to handle it causes it to become stressed so I stopped, but then it's still easily stressed.

I've also noticed he has been glass surfing on the cold side of the tank.

Images: https://imgur.com/nDjL8yz

Here are the information:
Age: 2 months
Length (head to tails): 7 inch

Enclosure:
40 gallon glass aquarium, screen top

Substrate:
ReptiCarpet

Lighting (both on top of the screen):
ReptiSun 10.0 T5 HO on a ZooMed T5 reflector fixture
ZooMed Basking Spot Lamp 100W on a ZooMed dome

Temperature (IR GUN):
Hot: ~100F - 110F
Cold: ~85F - 90F

Diet:
Silk Worms
Dusted Crickets (calcium w/o D3 + ZooMed reptivite)
Dusted Collard Greens (calcium only)

Lights:
ON: 6:15 AM
OFF: 9:15 PM

Image of the tank:
Image
Name: Tet
Age: 13 weeks
Length: 8 "
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Re: wrinkly skin, easily stressed

Postby tetriminoss » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:31 pm

On the very last image of the post, you can see my beardie, that's the place where it's been going up and down then surfing on the blue background.
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Re: wrinkly skin, easily stressed

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:55 pm

I would leave the water bowl out - the misting I would not do as often as your doing --- why are you misting so much that is also causing the humidity to go up
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Re: wrinkly skin, easily stressed

Postby tetriminoss » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:05 pm

KarrieRee wrote:I would leave the water bowl out - the misting I would not do as often as your doing --- why are you misting so much that is also causing the humidity to go up
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because I can't put him to bath so I thought misting would help, in terms of shedding
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Re: wrinkly skin, easily stressed

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:16 pm

Ok -- how long have you had him? He is probably going thru relocation stress-- I would cut down on the misting-- w/ the humidity that high you don't want to give him an RI-- are you using a hydrometer-- for humidity? The house does it have high humidity? 40-50% in the tank is ok -- and I think 60 ok as well I think if it starts getting to 70 then I would be concerned- others on here can input
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Re: wrinkly skin, easily stressed

Postby tetriminoss » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:24 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Ok -- how long have you had him? He is probably going thru relocation stress-- I would cut down on the misting-- w/ the humidity that high you don't want to give him an RI-- are you using a hydrometer-- for humidity? The house does it have high humidity? 40-50% in the tank is ok -- and I think 60 ok as well I think if it starts getting to 70 then I would be concerned- others on here can input
Karrie


around 3-4 weeks now, for 2 weeks I left him to be accustomed to the tank, and these past 2 weeks I've been adding / removing decorations that can help him in long term. Maybe that may be the case?

For house humidity, using hygrometer it's dancing around 45%-50+% and the tank is dancing around 40% - 50%
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Re: wrinkly skin, easily stressed

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:31 pm

That is fine-- I would leave decor alone- sometimes it takes awhile for them to adjust-- be patient- he's gonna get used to you w/ your hands in the tank--- you can put a soft piece of clothes like fleece or blanket in his hide so he gets used to your smell- he will come around-- try hand feeding
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Re: wrinkly skin, easily stressed

Postby tetriminoss » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:33 pm

Ok, thanks for the input!
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