Depressed Beardie??

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Depressed Beardie??

Postby dragonj » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:23 pm

So my beardie has been staying in his cave for the entire day and only coming out in the morning to eat. I’m concerned about him because he would always be on his long basking and walking around. I don’t think he is sick but can he be depressed? I don’t know what he would be depressed about though. Any thoughts?
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Re: Depressed Beardie??

Postby claudiusx » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:29 pm

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Re: Depressed Beardie??

Postby claudiusx » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:30 pm

Hi there,

It's unlikely he's depressed.
What makes you think he isn't sick?

Can you go over some details with us so we can get a better picture?

How old is your dragon?
Can you describe your setup to us in detail?
Pictures would help too.

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Re: Depressed Beardie??

Postby dragonj » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:22 pm

He is 2 years old. He lives in a 36x24x24 enclosure with reptile carpet and two hides. One under his backing lamp he also uses to bask in and the other in the corner. He always hides in the corner one. He eats collard greens and dandelions in the morning and the occasional Dubai roaches. His temperature in his tank is around 95 degrees Fahrenheit. He is pooping regularly which is every day to every other day. When I do take him out of his enclosure he runs around then finds himself a place to sleep on the floor. I don’t thinks he’s sick because he is eating and pooping normally.
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Re: Depressed Beardie??

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:56 am

Sounds like hes going into brumation stage and yes that is a sign of that - he is still eating and pooping that is good --- I dont think I would be too worried about him unless he starts loosing weight--- I would getr a weight on him now before he decides to go into brumation so you know - a kitchen food scale usually works
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Re: Depressed Beardie??

Postby dragonj » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:38 pm

ok thank u so much. I was worried about my baby.
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