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New dragon

Postby Bentlydragon » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:03 pm

Hi guys. I just picked up a bearded dragon off craigslist. She was living in a 18x18x24inch tank (Ones for crested geckos) with the heat lamp INSIDE the tank. The original owner said they got her from Petco in April. I put her in an exo terra 40gallon with tile for now. Any suggestions on what i should add? I just have a hammock, water dish, food dish, and a half log in the tank so far. Shes also pretty skitish. Any tips?
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Re: New dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:25 pm

The two most important things in the tank are correct basking temps taken w/ a digital probe thermometer NO stick ons - they need to be 95-110 for a adult dragon / juvie dragon--- a UVB 24" fixture w/ reflector and 10.0 Reptisun bulb T 5 --- those are crucial --- you mentioned NO UVB -- NO coils they are no good - shes going to go thru relocation stress so her eating will be slow --- but she should be eating something --- if shes not eating at all there is a lighting issue or shes sick - the tile is good --- she needs to acclimate to her tank and surroundings - make sure shes hydrated and you can do that by rinsing her salads before serving -- here is a website for nutrition
ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
If you need websites for the UVB or insects/ worms please ask and I will post
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Re: New dragon

Postby Bentlydragon » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:34 pm

KarrieRee wrote:The two most important things in the tank are correct basking temps taken w/ a digital probe thermometer NO stick ons - they need to be 95-110 for a adult dragon / juvie dragon--- a UVB 24" fixture w/ reflector and 10.0 Reptisun bulb T 5 --- those are crucial --- you mentioned NO UVB -- NO coils they are no good - shes going to go thru relocation stress so her eating will be slow --- but she should be eating something --- if shes not eating at all there is a lighting issue or shes sick - the tile is good --- she needs to acclimate to her tank and surroundings - make sure shes hydrated and you can do that by rinsing her salads before serving -- here is a website for nutrition
ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
If you need websites for the UVB or insects/ worms please ask and I will post
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Thank you! I did buy her a T5 tube light. She also has a ceramic heat emiter for night (house gets cold) and a basking bulb. Shes at 105F according to the probe i have. Her old owner had her on a pellet diet with freeze dried worms. Is it easy to get her to go on just salad instead of the pellets? She took one dubia roach from me so far, and she dove into her water dish and drank for a few minutes (dont think the owner gave her much water ever).

Im not sure how to add photos, but under her tail, her feet and a spot on her side are red. Is that normal? Or could she have been burned on the heat lamp that was kept inside her tank?
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Re: New dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:37 pm

Possible about the heat light and the burn I want you to post pics so I can have some others on here look -- https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post --
The T5 where in the tank is it? Top of screen or inside the tank ?
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Re: New dragon

Postby Bentlydragon » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:47 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Possible about the heat light and the burn I want you to post pics so I can have some others on here look -- https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post --
The T5 where in the tank is it? Top of screen or inside the tank ?
Karrie

Her old tank:
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Possible burns?
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I have the T5 ontop of the tank. Does it need to be inside? If so whats the correct way to do so?
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Re: New dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:39 pm

Depends on the screen on the tank--- is it a fine mesh or a wide holed type screen? If its fine mesh like a screen door it needs to go inside the tank -- approx 12-15 inches directly above basking decor- if its a wide holed type screen it can sit on top approx 8-10 inches directly above the basking decor - I am going to enlist some help on the feet and chest --
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Re: New dragon

Postby Bentlydragon » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:48 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Depends on the screen on the tank--- is it a fine mesh or a wide holed type screen? If its fine mesh like a screen door it needs to go inside the tank -- approx 12-15 inches directly above basking decor- if its a wide holed type screen it can sit on top approx 8-10 inches directly above the basking decor - I am going to enlist some help on the feet and chest --
Karrie

Its a fine mesh. Do you think zipties would work to put it inside the tank? Thank you so much. If they are burns do i need any thing special for her? Sorry for all the questions. I wanna make sure i have her setup correctly :)
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Re: New dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:52 pm

Yes you can use zip ties or you can also use these make sure you have the distance I posted
3 M command Velcro fasteners- picture hanging wire – long plastic zip ties-- fishing line- potted plant wire hangers or tak- ty hook and loop cable ties --- look at walmart for these --- I am gonna have AHBD look at your post -- and yes there is stuff you can put on it but I want her to look first then she can recommend what you can use
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Re: New dragon

Postby Bentlydragon » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:55 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Yes you can use zip ties or you can also use these make sure you have the distance I posted
3 M command Velcro fasteners- picture hanging wire – long plastic zip ties-- fishing line- potted plant wire hangers or tak- ty hook and loop cable ties --- look at walmart for these --- I am gonna have AHBD look at your post -- and yes there is stuff you can put on it but I want her to look first then she can recommend what you can use
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Thank you so much for your help! Ill look into putting the T5 inside her tank
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Re: New dragon

Postby Bentlydragon » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:06 pm

Bentlydragon wrote:
KarrieRee wrote:Yes you can use zip ties or you can also use these make sure you have the distance I posted
3 M command Velcro fasteners- picture hanging wire – long plastic zip ties-- fishing line- potted plant wire hangers or tak- ty hook and loop cable ties --- look at walmart for these --- I am gonna have AHBD look at your post -- and yes there is stuff you can put on it but I want her to look first then she can recommend what you can use
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This is a better view of her chest

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Re: New dragon

Postby AHBD » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:34 pm

Hi there, Karrie's given you great advice so far. :) I think the red may just be color stain from the red pellets or something else.
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Re: New dragon

Postby Bentlydragon » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:45 pm

AHBD wrote:Hi there, Karrie's given you great advice so far. :) I think the red may just be color stain from the red pellets or something else.

Would it be ontop of her tail like that if it was color stain? Will it come off with sheds?
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Re: New dragon

Postby AHBD » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:54 pm

It could be or it might be something else but it definitely looks like a stain of some sort. Red calcium sand can cause stains as well. So yes it should come off with a shed or two.
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Re: New dragon

Postby Bentlydragon » Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:03 pm

AHBD wrote:It could be or it might be something else but it definitely looks like a stain of some sort. Red calcium sand can cause stains as well. So yes it should come off with a shed or two.

Ok thank you! I was worried it was burns.
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Re: New dragon

Postby loljelloclowdz » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:05 pm

Thank you for saving that poor lizard, that was not a good setup she was in.
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