HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

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Re: HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

Postby Momoffour » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:07 pm

Thx diamc
I’ll be watching. How do I get the bulbs further away? I’m overwhelmed but up for doing my best for this little guy.
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Re: HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:11 pm

Lower the decor that hes sitting on or get a different decor for him to sit on ---- Petsmart has really nice stuff for bearded dragons it is spendy but easy to keep clean - most all of my decor has come from Pet Smart
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Re: HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

Postby claudiusx » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:21 pm

Momoffour wrote:Thx diamc
I’ll be watching. How do I get the bulbs further away? I’m overwhelmed but up for doing my best for this little guy.


You are doing fine dont worry! Just take it step by step, we will be here to help you. :D

I would just lower that branch so he can't get so high. Those digital thermometers you have don't have probe ends do they?

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Re: HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

Postby Momoffour » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:19 pm

No they don’t have probes. Any link or picture of what I should get would be helpful. Thx for assisting.
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Re: HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

Postby claudiusx » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:25 pm

Pretty much any digital with probe end you find at a petstore will work. They are relatively cheap now. Usually around 10 bucks. A very good investment. The probe allows you to get your actual basking temperature which is very important :)

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Re: HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:04 pm

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Re: HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

Postby Drache613 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:06 pm

Hello,

I agree, definitely try to get a digital probe thermometer or a temp gun so you can get a more
accurate reading of his temperatures.
He could have been too close to his basking, the humidity might have been too high or he also
could have ingested too large of insects perhaps. So he has not squeaked at all today?

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Re: HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

Postby Momoffour » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:48 am

Do you keep the probe temperature gage in at all times? Yes the other temperature gage was about 6* off! 🙈 I added the bulbs suggested and now my set up looks like this + probe temp. The guy I bought him from says he’s ready to breed?!? That seems weird & everyone was worried here 🤷🏼‍♀️
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Re: HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

Postby claudiusx » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:50 am

You can. I dont usually. At least not for the basking site as it usually gets simply sat on or knocked off lol.
So what is the probe saying your surface temp is?

Hes definitely not ready to breed.

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Re: HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

Postby Momoffour » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:55 am

Brandon
I’m not sure I’m doing this right. So do I just put the probe where he usually sits? To get a clear reading?

When it was up on the glass like the other temp it said 109* F now I put it on the bridge right below the light and it says 160* ??? This seems insane
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Re: HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

Postby claudiusx » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:10 am

Put the probe where he would be basking. That will tell you the temperature he is exposed to while basking. If you're unsure, post a picture up of where you have it sitting currently. But it should just basically rest on the surface you want to measure. Give it 5 or 10 minutes too to settle.

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Re: HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

Postby Momoffour » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:04 pm

with red light / uvb / basking light on
Basking bridge 140*
Under the basking bridge in top of log 110*

Should I remove the bridge??
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Re: HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:12 pm

Did you get rid of the red bulb?????????? Please do if you havent - colored bulbs hurt their eyes and can cause long term eye damage ---- the basking spot needs to be 105-110 for a baby and 95-105 for an adult --- what ever he is sitting on at that spot -- so what ever decor is there for basking take it where he is sitting --- if its too hot you need to either raise the bulb or lower the decor hes sitting or lower the wattage of the bulb------------
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Re: HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

Postby Momoffour » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:52 pm

Karrie, red bulb was new as of today’s trip to the pet store: I’ve turned it off but everyone is telling me different things. He usually sits between at 110*
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Re: HELP beardie squeaking, rusty brown runny poop

Postby claudiusx » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:56 pm

You should not use a red bulb. Did the petstore tell you that?

I'm confused by your measurements. What does basking bridge mean. Do you mean there is a bridge type piece of furniture in your tank and it reaches 140?

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