Hand tucked backwards

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Hand tucked backwards

Postby ChrisKim1010047 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:26 pm

Should I be concerned? My beardied was basking on his log and his hand was tucked in just like you'd think it would look. Sorry I don't have a picture now because he moved. But once I let him out he runs around perfectly with no issues whatsoever. He moves around his tank perfectly also. I've seen others report that it's a sign of MBD or meningitis but is it always the case? Is he just resting weirdly because he's lazier? I know people say not to worry when they tuck their hands in while they're asleep, so does that apply to when they're awake?

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40 Gallon
Reptisun 10.0 T8, mounted inside 8 inches away from basking spot
Basking Spot is 105°F
Humidity is 40%-50%

Feeding
10-15 Dubias a day
7-10 Mealworms a day
10-20 Phoenix Worms a day
4-6 Waxworms a day

Dubias are calcium dusted 6 times a day, I leave the rest of the bugs alone

Should I replace my UVB bulb? I can get a new one in 8 days, do you think my beardie can hold out until then? Please let me know what I can do and your inputs, thank you!
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Re: Hand tucked backwards

Postby ChrisKim1010047 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:36 pm

Edit: Dubias are dusted 6 times A WEEK, not day
With Repticalcium with D3

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Also, I caught him doing it again.

He is also about to shed if that helps. He just pooped today, solid poop, squishy white urate. Seemed like a perfectly healthy poop.

No swollen joints or fingers. I hope it's not too drastic.
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Re: Hand tucked backwards

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:57 pm

Sometimes they just lay like that since their hands are pretty flexible. If he is able to walk on it normally and it looks like it's oriented properly when he isn't laying down then it's probably not cause for concern. When my dragon falls asleep like that sometimes I just untuck it in case it's not comfortable for him.
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Re: Hand tucked backwards

Postby ChrisKim1010047 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:01 pm

Well that's reassuring, he seems to love climbing. I have him out right now and he is all over my shelf right now. Just in case, I have a brand new Reptisun 10.0 t8 coming in a few days ao I don't have to worry about this old one. I plan on switching to T5's in January when I have a bit more saved up. I will still be checking on him daily to see if his hand persists. If it does, should I then take action and see a vet?
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Re: Hand tucked backwards

Postby Gormagon » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:57 pm

Yeah, they do weird things when they get relaxed!
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Re: Hand tucked backwards

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:49 am

It doesn't hurt to have a new bulb in place. If he keeps sleeping on the hand like that I wouldn't worry about it much as long as he has strength in it and it isn't curling under when he walks and tries using it.
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