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Is my beardie okay?

Postby Lee23 » Wed May 27, 2020 12:57 pm

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]Hello I’m new to this site and I’m a new beardie owner. 2 weeks ago or so my little sister gave me her beardie because she doesn’t have a job anymore (she’s 17) and so I took him in for her. He’s been doing great.

I don’t know how to add photos to this just yet so I’m sorry. I’m still trying to figure it out.

I can’t tell if he’s just getting fat or if he’s bloated or has something else wrong with him. He’s pooped 3 days in a row and he’s acting as he usually does. I may be a bit paranoid and always check on him to make sure he’s okay but I don’t want to mess up and make him sick or kill him. I’m annoying I know and I apologize for it.

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Re: Is my beardie okay?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed May 27, 2020 1:34 pm

What kind of UVB are you using? Is it a tube fixture or a coil in a dome? He will go thru relocation stress so if he slows down on his eating that is normal - if he stops eating that is not good -- you can post pics https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post
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Re: Is my beardie okay?

Postby Lee23 » Wed May 27, 2020 2:46 pm

KarrieRee wrote:What kind of UVB are you using? Is it a tube fixture or a coil in a dome? He will go thru relocation stress so if he slows down on his eating that is normal - if he stops eating that is not good -- you can post pics https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post
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I attached picture so you can see what he looks like! Thanks for the help on that!

As for the uvb I will attach a photo below on what it looks like. I don’t know if he’s bloated/sick or gaining weight. He eats normally and when I put him on my bed he walks around normal and fast when he wants to get to the other side of the bed.

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Re: Is my beardie okay?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed May 27, 2020 4:17 pm

Ok I am going to recommend you getting rid of the coil UVB --- they are not up to par for giving correct UVB --- please replace w/ this https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/t5- ... xture.html do not use the bulb it comes w/ it is not for reptiles --- every one I know is out of 24" fixtures -- this one will work --- you can look around if you like but you need a fixture w/ a reflector and a Reptisun 10.0 T5 bulb-- they look like this https://www.thebiodude.com/collections/ ... ho-22-bulb
These have been selling out as well --- I am guessing the pandemic has had alot to do w/ this -- the T 5 can sit on top of your tank --- approx 8-10 inches from basking spot-- you can also get a smaller fixture like a 20" and that would be a T 8 not as strong but just as good -- you want the Reptisun bulbs tho they are the best on the market at this time --- that one would need to go inside the tank approx 8-10 inches from basking decor --
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