my bearded dragon is gaping!! Help!!

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my bearded dragon is gaping!! Help!!

Postby Maddy5150 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:32 pm

Ok hi, I'm back again! So ziggy has been gaping and I've heard it can be one of two things. Either he's regulating his temps or he has respiratory issues! Yikes, now I'm scared he has respiratory issues because it happens somewhat frequently even when he's out of his viv and it can last about max 30 seconds if my memory serves me I'm really scared something is wrong with him, please any advice is very appreciated.
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Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:04 am

post a pic of him gaping--- is there any mucous coming out of the mouth nose - does he have bubbles in the mouth? Is he eating basking pooping and being active? Is his humidity in his tank below 70%? Good basking temps and good UVB and good diet will keep the vet away
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Re: my bearded dragon is gaping!! Help!!

Postby Maddy5150 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:08 am

KarrieRee wrote:post a pic of him gaping--- is there any mucous coming out of the mouth nose - does he have bubbles in the mouth? Is he eating basking pooping and being active? Is his humidity in his tank below 70%? Good basking temps and good UVB and good diet will keep the vet away
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When I catch him ill post it! No mucous or bubbles that I've seen and he loves basking he poops every day and he just went through a shed so not at the moment but there is times when he is and this boy loves his bugs and mustard greens and kale. His humidity is 42% at the moment but it falls to about 38% as the day progresses and his basking temps are 93.7 degrees and his cooldown is 83 degrees.
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Re: my bearded dragon is gaping!! Help!!

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:13 am

Gaping is one way of adjusting his body temp- they call it thermoglating- his basking temps could be a little higher - we usually recommend 95-110-- it's nice to offer a heat gradient- a piece of decor where they have different spots to sit stand lay etc-- everything else sounds good
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Re: my bearded dragon is gaping!! Help!!

Postby Maddy5150 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:29 am

KarrieRee wrote:Gaping is one way of adjusting his body temp- they call it thermoglating- his basking temps could be a little higher - we usually recommend 95-110-- it's nice to offer a heat gradient- a piece of decor where they have different spots to sit stand lay etc-- everything else sounds good
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Ok awesome I actually just checked and his basking temp is 97 degrees. Thank you for the help! So happy everything else sounds good!
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Re: my bearded dragon is gaping!! Help!!

Postby Maddy5150 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:56 am

KarrieRee wrote:post a pic of him gaping--- is there any mucous coming out of the mouth nose - does he have bubbles in the mouth? Is he eating basking pooping and being active? Is his humidity in his tank below 70%? Good basking temps and good UVB and good diet will keep the vet away
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Hi so I actually just got a pic of ziggy gaping also I just found out ziggy is actually a girl so that's crazy! Let me know what you think about the pic!![Click image to enlarge]
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Re: my bearded dragon is gaping!! Help!!

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:37 am

Your basking bulb is a off colored? And yes that is normal for what hes doing- if your using a off colored bulb I recommend you change it out to a bright white bulb --- you want to mimic the sun as much as possible--
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Postby Maddy5150 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:21 am

KarrieRee wrote:Your basking bulb is a off colored? And yes that is normal for what hes doing- if your using a off colored bulb I recommend you change it out to a bright white bulb --- you want to mimic the sun as much as possible--
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It is white my phone makes it look green though! Lol
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Re: my bearded dragon is gaping!! Help!!

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:58 am

Ok
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