Help!! Puffed up limp bearded dragon after bath.

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Re: Help!! Puffed up limp bearded dragon after bath.

Postby Taylorerin08 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:42 pm

KarrieRee wrote:You need digital probes from pet smart or petco for $5 --- you need those to get actual basking temps - you dont want to cook the dragon- you need temps of where he sits to bask - 95-110- in a small tank its going to be hard not to over cook him I would start out w/ a 50-75 watt bulb --- get a temp w/ the probe let it sit there for 10 minutes

Everything that you are telling me to get will have to wait till Friday. I do not get paid until Friday and only five dollars to my name. I need that to get milk for my children until Friday. So I love my dragon to death in the few months we have had him. But he will have to wait till Friday to get these things for his cage.
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Re: Help!! Puffed up limp bearded dragon after bath.

Postby Drache613 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:18 pm


He most likely has metabolic bone disease due to improper UVB & could have other
health issues if he isn't getting enough nutrition.
Can you get him into the sun if it's at least 65-70 outside? If you can, be sure to hold
him & not to place him into a glass tank because of radiant heat. Be observant of large
birds of prey too, they can really scare them.
Getting him outdoors for some sunshine would do wonders for him.

Let us know how he is doing. Has he eaten anything?

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Re: Help!! Puffed up limp bearded dragon after bath.

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:29 pm

You can order a UVB from this site for $32 - get the 24" fixture -- its under fixtures then get this bulb Reptisun 10.0 T 5 bulb --- this will go right into a bigger tank
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