Is this normal or MBD????

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Is this normal or MBD????

Postby Julezmartin » Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:59 pm

My bearded dragon was at the vet a few months ago and she said he had a bit of an underbite she she gave me calcium gluconate to supplement alongside the calcium powder I dust his food with. I also alternate with a reptivit powder. I have always used a t-18 bulb for uvb and it hangs inside his tank, I just recently replaced with a new one too. I give 3.5ml of calcium gluconate once a day for about 2 1/2 months so far-but I noticed a hump on his back I’ve never seen before. Am I crazy or is this normal? [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Is this normal or MBD????

Postby TimmyDragon » Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:44 pm

Hello,

From what I can see, it doesn’t quite look like MBD, but I would take him to the vet just to be sure. Maybe, if you are comfortable, post a few more pictures of him from different angles. That would make it easier to tell.
My beardie, Timmy, a 6 year old, not any special color, but he is very special to me =)
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Re: Is this normal or MBD????

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:39 am

I see a bit of an underbite, but it doesn't look too bad. A calcium rich diet including things like collards and turnip greens etc along with calcium rich feeder bugs like black solider fly larvae should provide adequate calcium. Especially since you're providing calcium supplement as well. The MBD may have been stopped early on. It doesn't get reversed, but progress can be halted and they can live a good life.

As far as lighting goes, how far above the main basking area is your T8? Those are best at relatively short range. If you have a large enclosure, a T5 might be a better fit in the long run. Providing high levels of UVB will help him utilize the calcium you are providing in his diet.
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Re: Is this normal or MBD????

Postby Julezmartin » Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:31 am

He’s back to normal now.. I did notice this ring around his tail today though? I’ve never seen it before. [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Is this normal or MBD????

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:41 am

Their tails often shed in pieces which contributes to a striped shade/color along it. That is pretty normal/common.
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