Is my bearded dragon dying?

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Is my bearded dragon dying?

Postby Halahback » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:09 pm

So I got a bearded dragon and the whole set-up for my daughter in November. He was very aggressive, would hiss every time a hand was in the tank and caught my daughters finger a couple times. He was eating crickets and veggies regularly, but for the past couple weeks he looks like he’s deteriorating and now has black marks around his mouth and eyes. I’m not sure if I can or how to fix this. I was planning on getting him in a larger tank (from 10 gl to 40 gl) but want to make sure we aren’t going to lose him before doing so. Please let me know if/how I can fix this. I would add a picture but don’t know how, if you can tell me how to do that I’ll be happy to share that with you.
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Re: Is my bearded dragon dying?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:28 pm

Please post pic of tank and lighting ---- my guess it could be the lighting issue but need to see it
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Re: Is my bearded dragon dying?

Postby SandP » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:13 pm

Is there anything bigger you can put him in? A 10 gallon is very small for a 5-6 month old beardie plus it's also hard to have a heat gradient in such a small tank. It doesn't need to be a 40 gallon but anything bigger than a 10 will help.
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Re: Is my bearded dragon dying?

Postby Wickedpogana » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:21 pm

Yeah I'd temporarily use a big sterlite bin or something to have him in until she can upgrade anything. 40 gal is the minimum you should have for a beardie you shouldnt even be considering something smaller let alone a 10 gallon . With not knowing that I'm sure hes detorating from wrong housing tell us what lighting you are using so we can help fix the issues you are having. With talk like I'm wanna make sure I'm not gonna loose him before upgrading his enclosure you shouldnt have pets at all you buy the supplies first then the animal smh
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Re: Is my bearded dragon dying?

Postby Drache613 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:32 am

Hello,

How is your dragon doing today?
We do need some overall pictures of the tank, along with your dragon so we can help you
better. Please let us know how he is doing.

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