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Beardie Head Tremors

Postby fijidragon » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:20 am

I’ve had my beardie for about 4 months, and ever since I got him he has had minor head tremors- he just randomely starts having a vibrating head for quite a few seconds then stops. I thought this may be a sign of calcium deficiency so I have been giving him daily drops of liquid calcium and it seemed to help but now it’s returned again. What do you think is the issue? He is very picky with veggies and hasn’t been eating them regularly unfortunately.
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Re: Beardie Head Tremors

Postby Claudiusx » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:36 am

Hi there,

Calcium helps, but if he can't absorb the calcium it won't be doing much. He needs to have proper uv exposure to be able to properly absorb the calcium he is ingesting.

What bulb are you using for UV and what is it's distance from the basking surface?

Could you post a picture of your dragon and your setup for us?

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Re: Beardie Head Tremors

Postby MrSpectrum » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:46 am

fijidragon wrote:I’ve had my beardie for about 4 months, and ever since I got him he has had minor head tremors- he just randomely starts having a vibrating head for quite a few seconds then stops.

If you haven't yet, try searching the archives or google; there have been a number of discussions about this, and possible causes.
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Re: Beardie Head Tremors

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:01 am

What is the UV source exactly.

How is installed ?

How old is it ?
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Re: Beardie Head Tremors

Postby Drache613 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:10 am

Hello,

We do need the type/brand of UVB that you are using.
If the UVB light isn't strong enough, then he wont be able to absorb his calcium properly
which could be causing his tremors.
Which brand of calcium are you using for him?

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Re: Beardie Head Tremors

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:39 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

We do need the type/brand of UVB that you are using.
If the UVB light isn't strong enough, then he wont be able to absorb his calcium properly
which could be causing his tremors.
Which brand of calcium are you using for him?

Tracie


The tremors can also be caused by inadequate UVA doseage even over as brief a period as maybe 2 months. As I discovered with Rex when forgot when I should have replaced the UV globe. Replaced it and the tremors went away very quickly ( almost immediately , in a period of a week or two ).
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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