Fallen Beardie

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Fallen Beardie

Postby Vespucci » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:24 pm

Hello has anyone had a beardie take a hard fall and not eat the whole next day he seems to be ok he ran after the fall but he has not eaten since. I sanitized his cage and basking rock with white vinegar and distilled water and put some more insects in his cage hes on his basking rock now head held high I do not have money for a vet but his fecal looked very healthy after the fall and today his fecal was much smaller I was able to get him to drink some water from his mist bottle and he seemed a little more energetic but still no appetite.
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Re: Fallen Beardie

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:05 pm

Keep an eye on him --- is he moving ok ? He may just not be hungry now --- if he starts to get lethargic and not moving - you might want to consider taking him into the vet --- others can also tell you what else to watch for
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Re: Fallen Beardie

Postby Vespucci » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:45 am

thank you I was able to get him to eat a horneworm this morning and put fresh crickets but still nothing
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Re: Fallen Beardie

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:47 am

Please post a pic of him and his tank and lighting--- we want to be sure its from the actual fall and not something else going on w/ the husbandry --
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Re: Fallen Beardie

Postby Vespucci » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:51 am

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Re: Fallen Beardie

Postby Vespucci » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:54 am

I just put his UVB lamp inside of the cage instead of on the top I know the coil bulbs are not the best but Im waiting till I get paid to purchase a 24" tube bulb
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Re: Fallen Beardie

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:57 am

So where is the UVB? Is it a coil? -- If it is a coil--- please replace w/ this
Which UVB light should I use?
The best UVB light is a ReptiSun 10.0 fluorescent tube HO (Or Arcardia 12% in the UK). Compact or coil bulbs do not emit the proper amount of UVB light for a bearded dragon, and should not be used. Other brands, such as the Zilla Desert Series and ReptiGlo have been known to cause eye problems and other health issues with bearded dragons, and should be avoided. The reason that some UVB lights (Zilla, ReptiGlo, coils/compacts, ect.) are considered dangerous is because the wavelength of UVB that they emit is shorter and more intense than the wavelength of the "safe" lights (ReptiSun, Arcadia). UVB lights should be replaced every 6 months. The T5’s are a strong bulb and only need to be replaced once a year – the T 8 every 6 months--- where as the T 8 are not as strong—they need to be placed inside the tank the T 5 10.0 bulb approx 10-11 inches from basking spot – the T 8 approx 6-8 inches from basking spot—the cover needs to be off the bulb for full effect of the UVB rays-- ASAP----- I am thinking this is cause for the not eating and not the fall -
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Re: Fallen Beardie

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:59 am

How soon before you replace? Also the sand mat if your getting tired of cleaning it you can look at this textured non adhesive shelf liner from Home Depot or Lowes etc............. its cheap easy to clean w/ vinegar/ water 50/50 in a spray bottle and insects cannot get underneath
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Re: Fallen Beardie

Postby Vespucci » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:30 pm

thank you so much for all the info and the quick response as soon as I get paid ill buy him a new UVB light my viv is 36" do you think a 24" fixture and 22" bulb will suffice? also if you had to choose would you choose arcadia 12% or the reptisun ?
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Re: Fallen Beardie

Postby Vespucci » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:32 pm

yes its a coil UVB unfortunately, and I placed it in the corner of his tank closer to him and not blocked by the top.
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Re: Fallen Beardie

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:53 pm

yeah I am not sure that coil is gonna do him any good if anything it may do more harm because of the way it emits rays ---- I would go w/ the 24" and the Arcadia 14% bulb --- I have mine approx 13 inches from basking area -- that is what is recommended on the box -- no cover on the bulb -- the Arcadia is a good strong bulb and it only needs replaced once a year ---- same as the Reptisun 10.0 T 5 once a year but both are good bulbs so its your choice ---
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Re: Fallen Beardie

Postby Vespucci » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:00 pm

his stool does look a little bloodie sadly may I post a picture?
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Re: Fallen Beardie

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:03 pm

Yes post pics if it so we can see-- others on here will haft to look- we have more experienced in here that would be able to tell you--
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Re: Fallen Beardie

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