Why always a black beard?

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Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:18 pm

Probably genetics?[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:33 pm

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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:36 pm

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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:40 pm

Your dragon is in distress or pain
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:44 pm

He’s been that way since he was ~ 4 months old. He’s now approximately 6 years old. He’s got a huge appetite especially compared to the 4 previous dragons I’ve had.
You’re saying he’s always in pain/distress?
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:47 pm

When he does get upset his beard is a distinctive jet black color, very different than the pictures above.
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:56 pm

Is there another dragon in the house? Are there cats or dogs? Is he eating and basking pooping normally?
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:07 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Is there another dragon in the house? Are there cats or dogs? Is he eating and basking pooping normally?
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No other dragons or pets. He eats and poops normally.
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:12 pm

When I first got him from a breeder, I took him to a veterinarian to have him checked out. All was good but the vet noticed he does hiss. This is true to this day. Sometimes when I pick him up and he doesn’t want to go he’ll hiss.
None of the other 4 dragons I’ve had would hiss.
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:36 pm

Lets go over the lighting -- any colored bulbs in the tank? What are you using for UVB ? brand and bulb coil or tube??? Lighting has a big role in the behavior ---------- basking temps and how are you taking them? NO stick ons they are inaccurate
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:06 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Lets go over the lighting -- any colored bulbs in the tank? What are you using for UVB ? brand and bulb coil or tube??? Lighting has a big role in the behavior ---------- basking temps and how are you taking them? NO stick ons they are inaccurate
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No colored bulbs. Zoomed Reptisun 10, 24” tube.
His viv is 4’x2’ made from melamine.
I use a infrared temperature gun to make sure his basking temp is 110F and cool side around 80F.
I appreciate your help.
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:07 pm

The UVB where is it --- placement and distance is crucial
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:11 pm

Tomorrow I will post a pic of his viv, the lights go off at 8pm.
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby luvmybd » Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:19 pm

This should help[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Why always a black beard?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:09 pm

Ok the UVB is a ? ? T 5 or a T 8? Is there a reflector on the fixture?
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