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Need help QUICK!!!

Postby Me2WeBN » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:09 am

My beardie name is Buster. First off, he’s almost 2 months and not growing like I thought. I have the vitamins and calcium. He eats cricket and nutri grubs as well. 2 days ago he started having problems w/ his eye. At first I thought it was nothing because when I tried to bother him it opened. However, now it looks like this. [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Need help QUICK!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:32 am

The UVB your using is it a coil or a tube? Substrate any sand or loose particles? Crickets are you leaving them in the tank ? Any of these could be the cause of the eye issue -- in the meantime you can try some raw unpasteurized honey on the eye - you can add a little water for consistency and apply w/ a q tip- if there is an infection going it will kill it - we need to find the cause for the issue so it quits re occurring
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Re: Need help QUICK!!!

Postby Me2WeBN » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:39 am

Paper towels as substrates. No crickets left. Tube UVB.
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Re: Need help QUICK!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:45 am

ok so the tube UVB where do you have it at? Sometimes if its on the back wall of the tank and shining in their eyes it can cause eye issues - we usually recommend it above them shining directly downward-- what about colored bulbs? any of those being used? Basking bulb is it a bright white bulb no off colored
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Re: Need help QUICK!!!

Postby Me2WeBN » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:48 am

No colored bulbs. However, his UVB is inside w/ him due to advice I received, on here, stating it should be inside the tank.
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Re: Need help QUICK!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:49 am

oK so is it a T 8 or a T 5?
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Re: Need help QUICK!!!

Postby Me2WeBN » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:50 am

That, I don’t remembers I want to say T8
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Re: Need help QUICK!!!

Postby Me2WeBN » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:52 am

Yes, it’s a T8 10.0 Reptisun tube
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Re: Need help QUICK!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:55 am

Ok so if its a T 8 it needs to be approx 8-10 inches from basking decor- if that is correct its not the UVB -- are you sure you got all the crickets out - they tend to hide and come out at nite and will bite your dragon -- other than that I cant think of anything else that would cause the eye issue - paper towels are not gonna cause eye problems-- other than colored bulbs or sometimes off white bulbs will cause it - along w/ coils -- are you using a coil bulb in the tank ?
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Re: Need help QUICK!!!

Postby Me2WeBN » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:56 am

No coils.. and I found 2 dead crickets under his paper towels last week when cleaning. Would the time frame match?
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Re: Need help QUICK!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:59 am

yep I would say so --- you need to keep track of the crickets your putting in the tank -- its probably a bite from one of them -- use the honey mixture I posted I would do 2 times per day and DONT LEAVE CRICKETS in the tank -- they will go straight to his eye after the honey
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Re: Need help QUICK!!!

Postby Me2WeBN » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:47 pm

Thank you SO much!! I really appreciate your help Karrie 😖
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