Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

This forum is for urgent health concerns, where your beardie seems very ill and you need immediate help!

Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

Postby Trinklehr08 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:34 pm

Please help besides the obvious gray beard. He is also moving very slow and just kinda laying flat most of tge day. Richard is my sons dragon and he has raised him since 1 month old. He is now 18 months. Normally he is happy and runs about his cage.[Click image to enlarge]
Trinklehr08
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:12 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:50 pm

What is the light behind him? Is that a basking light only or a All In One?
Karrie
KarrieRee
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 11348
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:24 am
Location: Minnesota

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

Postby Trinklehr08 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:18 pm

That is his uvb light his basking light is on the other side of his cage. His lighting has not changed since he was a baby so i seriously doubt its his lighting or cage or anything
Trinklehr08
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:12 pm

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:36 pm

Is it a coil? If it is what brand and bulb? Most coils are no good- the only one we have not heard anything bad yet is the Reptisun 26 watt- but it needs to be 4-6 inches from him and in a reflective dome- unobstructed- issues w/ dragons take time to present because they will hide their illness till they can no longer- we always start w/ the lighting to rule out issues-- what are his basking temps and how are you taking them? No stick ons they are inaccurate--
Karrie
KarrieRee
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 11348
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:24 am
Location: Minnesota

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

Postby AHBD » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:39 pm

Hi there, he's mature now and sporting a black beard which is due to hormones, excitement, etc and the beard is in shed. Nothing at all wrong there, we see this all the time. :)
AHBD
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 25544
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 am

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

Postby Trinklehr08 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:42 pm

Basking temps are 105 and his uvb is a reptisun im not sure of the watt it tends to be alittle warmer in his cage as he is in the middle. I will post pic of his cage. All his lights and stuff came in a bearded dragon kit.
Trinklehr08
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:12 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

Postby Trinklehr08 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:46 pm

[Click image to enlarge]
Trinklehr08
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:12 pm

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

Postby Trinklehr08 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:48 pm

AHBD wrote:Hi there, he's mature now and sporting a black beard which is due to hormones, excitement, etc and the beard is in shed. Nothing at all wrong there, we see this all the time. :)

Thanks he has been having a black beard for a while but this has been like this for 2 days now is that normal i have 3 of them he is the only one who has done this
Trinklehr08
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:12 pm

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:54 pm

You can look on the bulb and it will tell you what the wattage is-- if it's a 13 I recommend you change it out-- Reptisun 10 tubes are the most recommended on the forum
Karrie
KarrieRee
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 11348
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:24 am
Location: Minnesota

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

Postby Trinklehr08 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:00 pm

KarrieRee wrote:You can look on the bulb and it will tell you what the wattage is-- if it's a 13 I recommend you change it out-- Reptisun 10 tubes are the most recommended on the forum
Karrie

It is a 13 w as well as the other 2 cages. He gets natural sunlight as well
Trinklehr08
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:12 pm

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

Postby AHBD » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:03 pm

It's fine, he's a young male and some of them want to mate + fight at that age even if there are no other dragons around but since you have others so close by he no doubt senses their presence. And I agree with Karrie that a long tube Reptisun would be much better uvb coverage. If you can set up some outdoor cages to put them out in a few days a week you can get away with weak uvb or even no uvb in the tank.
AHBD
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 25544
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 am

Re: Male dragon s beard has never been this color.

Postby Trinklehr08 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:04 pm

[Click image to enlarge]
Trinklehr08
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:12 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Return to Beardie ER

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BeakerARand19