My beardie hasn't eaten in a day, starting to worry!

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My beardie hasn't eaten in a day, starting to worry!

Postby Pandasan » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:03 am

Hello everybody! My beardie Rupert is about 4 months and as of yesterday afternoon and this morning he hasn't eaten at all, he usually really excited about feeding time. I am feeding him small dubia roaches, and his cool side temp is 82 and basking side at 103 degrees F. He pooped this morning and it was solid a little thinner than usual but what was weird that I haven't seen before it had a film layer that I can describe like webbing along the feces. I'm not sure if this is normal or should I see a vet? Any help is appreciated!
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Re: My beardie hasn't eaten in a day, starting to worry!

Postby Pandasan » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:04 am

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Re: My beardie hasn't eaten in a day, starting to worry!

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:14 am

That does not look normal---- what are you using for a UVB? coil or tube and where in the tank is it?
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Re: My beardie hasn't eaten in a day, starting to worry!

Postby Pandasan » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:18 am

I am using a tube reptisun 10.0 T8 and is inside the tank.
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Re: My beardie hasn't eaten in a day, starting to worry!

Postby Pandasan » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:20 am

All his basking spots are about 9 inches aways from the uvb too.
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Re: My beardie hasn't eaten in a day, starting to worry!

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:27 am

Ok so distance is good and there is NO cover over the bulb meaning the bulb is exposed-- how old is the bulb? How are you taking the basking temps? NO stick ons they are inaccurate-- I want to rule out lighting first as a cause-- what about substrate? Any sand? Reason I ask it harbors bacteria so want to rule that out as well -- are you feeding any salads? He needs salads too not just protein - how is he getting water - I see no white urate -- he needs water -- either by dripping on his nose or a bath if he will drink from a bath or syringe --- salads are going to contain moisture and most will get hydration from that -- you can rinse the greens before serving
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Re: My beardie hasn't eaten in a day, starting to worry!

Postby Pandasan » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:37 am

We used the brown carpet for substrate, the uvb is not even a month old it has like white small white shielding around it I can take a picture of it if you would like. We give him mustard and collard greens. He drinks water from a syringe, the urante is hard to see in the picture but it's on the bottom right side of the feces.
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Re: My beardie hasn't eaten in a day, starting to worry!

Postby Pandasan » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:39 am

We used to have stick one but then I got a zoo med pointer temp reader that we use and take temperatures where the basking spots are.
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Re: My beardie hasn't eaten in a day, starting to worry!

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:53 am

ok the fixture has a reflector - ? that would look like a shiny backing behind the bulb - the plastic cover is clear and would of been over the bulb so you would haft to take it off to change the bulb out you want that off -----------
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Re: My beardie hasn't eaten in a day, starting to worry!

Postby Pandasan » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:59 am

Oh okay then the uvb is exposed.
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Re: My beardie hasn't eaten in a day, starting to worry!

Postby WinFam01 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:17 am

So I'm new, so keep that in mind, but I have actually seen that from ours before and attributed it to what she was eating.

A thought - is he getting ready to shed?
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Re: My beardie hasn't eaten in a day, starting to worry!

Postby Pandasan » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:19 am

He is currently shedding yes!
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Re: My beardie hasn't eaten in a day, starting to worry!

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:27 am

That would be cause of lack of appetite
Just keep feeding him
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Re: My beardie hasn't eaten in a day, starting to worry!

Postby Pandasan » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:29 am

Okay thank you guys so much! First time owner so anything he does is a question for me haha!
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