Suddenly Pudgy Baby Beardie

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Suddenly Pudgy Baby Beardie

Postby KamataKun » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:05 pm

My baby beardie, Ichi, suddenly seems so fat today.

He pooped a normal looking poop this morning, so I know he's not constipated or impacted. He ate today, just less insects than usual. He gets salad in the morning, BSFs at lunchtime, and dubias at dinner. He left quite a bit of leftover BSFs today, which is a bit odd, but his salad is pretty much gone lol. He drank a couple of water drops from his syringe, but overall wasn't too interested in drinking. Here's a picture I took of him on his cool-side hammock as it's almost bed-time in an hour.

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Look at that belly!! Is it normal for baby beardies to look fat while they're growing, especially so suddenly? Set-up is a 20L tank with a Reptisun T5 10.0 in the reflective reptisun hood on top of the screen. Basking spot 6" away. Paper towel substrate. Hot spot is 110F on a dimmer lamp, 75 watt bulb. Humidity 36%.
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Re: Suddenly Pudgy Baby Beardie

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:30 pm

The screen is a fine mesh screen or a wide holed screen -- make a difference in placement and distance
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Re: Suddenly Pudgy Baby Beardie

Postby KamataKun » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:41 pm

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Re: Suddenly Pudgy Baby Beardie

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:02 pm

Ok so it can sit on top w/ a distance of 8-10 inches w/ decor piece directly underneath
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Re: Suddenly Pudgy Baby Beardie

Postby KamataKun » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:23 pm

Okie, I'll prop the hood up a few inches to give the proper distance.

Oh, and he shed his tail a couple days ago. I dunno if that is relevant to his sudden chubbiness, but I feel I should give every bit of information just in case.
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