Baby Beardie Impacted??

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Re: Baby Beardie Impacted??

Postby hgoldman1 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:17 pm

She has been eating, she licks the prune juice and I gave her mushed up peas, a few days ago she had two small crickets and she ran at them with no issue
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Re: Baby Beardie Impacted??

Postby AHBD » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:20 pm

No uvb in a red bulb. It's just a money maker for the companies, same as the blue + some other bulbs. For heat you can get these [ see link I posted ] at Walmart/ Home Depot for about 5-6 bucks a 4-pack. And that's good that she'll eeat, a few small calcium dusted crickets are O.K. for her along with the other stuff. Don't give her any of the Omnivore mix, it's too dry for her.


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Re: Baby Beardie Impacted??

Postby hgoldman1 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:34 pm

My Petco had an 18 inch slimline desert fixture includes desert 50UVB T8 fluorescent bulb is this ok?
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Re: Baby Beardie Impacted??

Postby AHBD » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:41 pm

If they don't have the Reptisun 10.0 you can get that but you could look for the Reptisun online. If you get the zilla you need to check if it has a plastic shield over the bulb, if so it needs to be removed. Getting her in the sun daily for 30 minutes or more will do the most good, she'll get strong uvb from the sun. Uvb is needed for beardies to absorb calcium to keep them from developing MBD.
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Re: Baby Beardie Impacted??

Postby hgoldman1 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:43 pm

It does have a plastic shield, if I remove this wouldn’t it just lay on top of the tank and light up the Entire room?
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Re: Baby Beardie Impacted??

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:03 pm

No it needs to be directly over her basking area 8-10 inches -- this will give the best effect -- I would switch it out to the Reptisun 10.0 T 8 bulb--- its a way better bulb-
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Re: Baby Beardie Impacted??

Postby hgoldman1 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:05 pm

I was able to find that bulb in store, can I put that in with the other hood?
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Re: Baby Beardie Impacted??

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:08 pm

You can use the same hood the Zilla it needs to go inside the tank I forgot to tell you that -- the screen will filter out 30% of the rays so you want it inside the tank approx 8-10 inches from decor piece -- you can use these to hang w/ 3 M command Velcro fasteners- picture hanging wire –long plastic zip ties-- fishing line -- potted plant hanger wire --shoe laces --
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Re: Baby Beardie Impacted??

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:12 pm

Did you get rid of the red bulb? Those are NO NO's -- you need a bright white basking bulb-- one that keeps temps 105-110 taken w/ a digital probe thermometer -- they are cheap Petco or Petsmart $6 -- please invest in one - your UVB and basking temps are the most crucial thing in that tank --- What size is your tank ?
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Re: Baby Beardie Impacted??

Postby AHBD » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:13 pm

I know it's confusing, the plastic shield is not the fixture housing, it's a clear piece of plastic underneath , in front of the bulb. Most zilla fixtures have it but maybe the one you have does not.
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Re: Baby Beardie Impacted??

Postby hgoldman1 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:33 pm

Great. I set everything up, she just had 1 small cricket... should I leave this UVB light on overnight tonight to get her extra hours with it on? will update hopefully with some positive news soon.
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Re: Baby Beardie Impacted??

Postby AHBD » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:38 pm

Sounds good but turn lights off as usual. Post a pic of the lighting arrangement when you have a chance, I'm sure it's been a long day. :)
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Re: Baby Beardie Impacted??

Postby loljelloclowdz » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:53 pm

That looks like a fracture to me, you need to make sure he or she is not moving around and causing it to move because that will undo the healing process. I only know how to immobilize broken human bones, so I’m not sure how I’d immobilize that, but I’d keep a reptile vet on call in case any signs of infection appear. Keep an eye out and go to the reptile vet if any of the following happens:
- bloody stool
- pus leaking from the vent
- there’s a foul odor coming from that area on your dragon
- seizures start happening (cerebrospinal infection)
- the tail starts turning black and starts shriveling up
- your beardie starts vomiting
- your beardie starts blackbearding

Some great signs include:
- hematoma (blood pooling in the area *in a controlled manner* - blood cells bring the building blocks for new bone to be made.)
- use of hind legs (swelling will likely deactivate the nerves for a while
- movement in the tail

Take a photo every day so you can compare and show a vet if you need to.
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Re: Baby Beardie Impacted??

Postby Drache613 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:45 am

Hello,

How is your little one doing?
So you were able to get a Reptisun 10 tube bulb for him now?
I would say that he is probably having bone issues, due to not having any UVB light. He
could have injured himself possibly, as well.
How long has he had the bump?
Try to lower the basking spot for him so he doesn't have to climb up to bask, etc. He doesn't
need to hurt himself any further.

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Re: Baby Beardie Impacted??

Postby hgoldman1 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:05 am

I was able to get the reptisun 10 bulb. She had a warm bath last night and a little bit of poo came out, she licks prune juice like it’s a treat so that is good. The very end of her tail is very hard so the vet suggested some neosporin. The bump has been there for about a week now. Should I not massage the bump since it could be a bone issue? I don’t want to further hurt her
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