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Baby beardie lost appetite

Postby jack3885 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:41 am

Hi, only just joined around here however I have had my dragon since Feburary now and he is around 3 months old. I noticed his beard and tail were shedding a couple of days ago and he went off his food, he still isn't eating properly today and is closing his eyes all the time?

Any help is appreciated
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Re: Baby beardie lost appetite

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:59 am

Shedding can cause them to not eat as much but he should not quit eating all together- what kind of lighting do you have for a UVB ? tube or coil? Brand and bulb?
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Re: Baby beardie lost appetite

Postby jack3885 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:07 am

KarrieRee wrote:Shedding can cause them to not eat as much but he should not quit eating all together- what kind of lighting do you have for a UVB ? tube or coil? Brand and bulb?
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I have one of the T5 tube lights with a reflector
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Re: Baby beardie lost appetite

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:12 am

Ok thats good and where in the tank is it ? on top of screen or inside the tank? The basking temps what are they and how are you taking them? I need to rule the lighting out for the loss of appetite and eyes closing-- is it both of them or just one ? substrate what are you using -- and is the eye watering?
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Re: Baby beardie lost appetite

Postby jack3885 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:19 am

KarrieRee wrote:Ok thats good and where in the tank is it ? on top of screen or inside the tank? The basking temps what are they and how are you taking them? I need to rule the lighting out for the loss of appetite and eyes closing-- is it both of them or just one ? substrate what are you using -- and is the eye watering?
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Thanks for your fast reply, the light is inside the tank, basking temp with a digital probe is around 44C, cool side 29C. Eyes are not watering he just seems very tired and just textured tiles as his flooring
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Re: Baby beardie lost appetite

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:29 am

Are you offering any kind of heat gradient for him to bask --- so if he doesnt want the heat that hot he can move to a different spot to bask --? the T 5 is inside the tank and should be approx 12-15 inches from basking decor-- so substrate is out for eye issue-- so they do close one eye when they bask is this when hes closing the eye or eyes that is common -- I am thinking hes just going thru a period of slowing down on eating -- mine has done the same and he has shed coming on as well
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