Bearded dragons front legs

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Bearded dragons front legs

Postby AkiraHeide » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:31 pm

Hi. I have 2 bearded dragons who have the same exact set up. One of them is completely normal and runs around and walks perfectly. The other one has trouble using his front legs right. He has a super strong grip when I pick him up and he can easily push hisself up too. I just don’t know what would be wrong. He mostly likes to keep them tucked under him, like how they do when they are sleeping.
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Re: Bearded dragons front legs

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:20 pm

Describe the set up post pics please
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at top of message box and then click on the pic
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Re: Bearded dragons front legs

Postby AkiraHeide » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:32 pm

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg
Here is a picture of the enclosure. I use a 10 uvb bulb and a 75 basking bulb. I have a thermostat attached to keep the temperature right. But like I said. Draven is perfect and has nothing wrong and Itachi looks totally normal except for when he tries to walk and how he kind of slithers sometimes.
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Re: Bearded dragons front legs

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:34 pm

The UVB in the tank does the fixture have a reflector on it?
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Re: Bearded dragons front legs

Postby AkiraHeide » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:35 pm

KarrieRee wrote:The UVB in the tank does the fixture have a reflector on it?
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Yes I believe it does.
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Re: Bearded dragons front legs

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:36 pm

Make sure it does -- it will look like aluminum foil behind the bulb
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Re: Bearded dragons front legs

Postby AkiraHeide » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:38 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Make sure it does -- it will look like aluminum foil behind the bulb
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Okay. Yes it does have a reflector. Both of their tanks are pretty much identical.
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Re: Bearded dragons front legs

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:41 pm

The UVB is what kind of bulb brand and bulb T 5 or T 8 and how old is it ?
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Re: Bearded dragons front legs

Postby AkiraHeide » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:53 pm

KarrieRee wrote:The UVB is what kind of bulb brand and bulb T 5 or T 8 and how old is it ?
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https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _small.jpg

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _small.jpg

This is the kind I buy and I just replaced them 3 weeks ago.
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Re: Bearded dragons front legs

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:57 pm

Ok I am lost the picture shows a long tube fixture in the tank and a dome on each end of the tank --- is that the setup now or has it changed -- the coil UVB is what your using ????????????? If it is that is the problem
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Re: Bearded dragons front legs

Postby AkiraHeide » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:02 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Ok I am lost the picture shows a long tube fixture in the tank and a dome on each end of the tank --- is that the setup now or has it changed -- the coil UVB is what your using ????????????? If it is that is the problem
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The set up is the same. I apologize for the confusion. The long one is a T8
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Re: Bearded dragons front legs

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:05 pm

Ok and it looks like the T 8 is approx 6-8 inches from basking area and the age of the bulb -- if it is over 6 months old change it out NOW - if not then its something else thats going on --- I was trying to rule out the UVB -- and if we are ruling it out then there is something else going on------------- we need some others on here to reply to this post ---
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Re: Bearded dragons front legs

Postby AkiraHeide » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:08 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Ok and it looks like the T 8 is approx 6-8 inches from basking area and the age of the bulb -- if it is over 6 months old change it out NOW - if not then its something else thats going on --- I was trying to rule out the UVB -- and if we are ruling it out then there is something else going on------------- we need some others on here to reply to this post ---
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He has always walked a little odd since he was a baby. So it could just be something developed wrong. I’ve got an appointment for the vet on Friday. I just know a lot of people have gotten wrong info from them before. I mean he’s healthy and eats and it doesn’t seem to bother him. So I guess I could just leave him be. But I’m still curious.
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Re: Bearded dragons front legs

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:12 pm

So the T 8 is w / in 6 months ??? Here is a website to find a vet in your area
www.https://arav.org/-
He is now walking different now or the same--? Is he having trouble maneuvering the tank ? If he is I recommend you do some decor changing so he does not hurt himself trying to get around --
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Re: Bearded dragons front legs

Postby Drache613 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:21 am

Hello,

The T8 tube should be fine, since it is a Reptisun 10. As suggested, be sure that there is a
fixture around the tube so that it directs the UVB downward & onto your dragon.
How often do you give him calcium supplementation currently?
Since you mentioned that he has always walked a bit off, it is a possibility that it could be a
birth defect, also.

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