Sick Beardie?

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Sick Beardie?

Postby deadlyvu » Sun May 09, 2021 9:31 am

My bearded dragon hasn’t been interested in food very much unless it’s things like strawberries, which he will only eat a few pieces of and then abandon entirely. He hasn’t been using the bathroom at all, but he’s been drinking and I’ve been giving him a bath twice a week to try and help with hydration. He recently came out of brumation so that may be part of it? He also has a sore on his chin that I think is from glass surfing, but I’m not entirely sure. He’s going to see a vet in a few days but I thought I would ask to see if there’s anything I need to do in the meantime.
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Re: Sick Beardie?

Postby destiny1998 » Sun May 09, 2021 2:01 pm

Hi. Can you post a picture of the setup?
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Re: Sick Beardie?

Postby deadlyvu » Sun May 09, 2021 2:27 pm

This is what it looks like as of now— the paper on the left side of the glass was out there to keep him from seeing his reflection and glass surfing on it.

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Re: Sick Beardie?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun May 09, 2021 3:20 pm

What bulbs are in the domes? Basking temps are ? and how are you taking them? The UVB and the basking temps are the TWO MOST important things in the tank -- and I see only stick ons for gauges-- please invest in a digital probe thermometer if you dont have one-- you can get them at Petco or Petsmart ---
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Re: Sick Beardie?

Postby deadlyvu » Sun May 09, 2021 6:22 pm

In the left one I have a reptisun UVB bulb, and in the other I have an intense basking spot light (exoterra) that should stay at about 90-100 degrees. The new tank I am buying comes with external and internal thermometers so that won’t be a problem soon— also if anyone was curious, this is what his sore looks like

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Re: Sick Beardie?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun May 09, 2021 6:39 pm

The coil UVB is the 13 watt or 26 watt? If it's the 13 watt please ditch that bulb ASAP--- those bulbs are No good and will cause health issues- you need to invest in a long tube fixture like a Zoo Med or sunblaster or Arcadia - and a Reptisun bulb 10.0 T 5-
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Re: Sick Beardie?

Postby deadlyvu » Sun May 09, 2021 7:28 pm

It’s a 16 watt but it’s not a coil. I’ll definitely get a longer UVB fixture when his new tank comes in, I’m just nervous that he might be sick or something now since he’s not eating or pooping. He’s drinking okay and I have been giving him a bath twice a week to try and help with that.
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Re: Sick Beardie?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun May 09, 2021 7:39 pm

I have not heard of a 16 watt- is it a 15 watt Reptisun which would be a T 8? Where is the fixture? Top of screen or inside the tank?
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Re: Sick Beardie?

Postby deadlyvu » Sun May 09, 2021 7:43 pm

Sorry, I meant 26 watt. The lamps are both outside of the enclosure on a mesh screen.
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Re: Sick Beardie?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun May 09, 2021 7:52 pm

Ok so the 26 watt needs to be unobstructed and 6-8 inches directly above the basking decor-- if it's 6 months old it needs to be replaced- I recommend you get a 24" fixture either a Zoo Med or sunblaster or Arcadia w/ a Reptisun 10.0 T 5 ASAP-- the 26 watt is iffy but from where it's placed now he's not getting very much uvb if any- the screen is blocking 30% of the rays-- he will not eat w/ out proper basking temps and proper uvb-- at this point he's not able to absorb his calcium
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Re: Sick Beardie?

Postby deadlyvu » Mon May 10, 2021 4:24 am

I ordered a zoomed tank hood online and it should be coming in a few days before his tank gets here, so hopefully that will fix the issue
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Re: Sick Beardie?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon May 10, 2021 4:54 am

Did you get the 10.0 bulb as well - the Zoo Med will come w/ a 5.0 bulb but that bulb is ok as a back up but you want the 10.0 bulb --- when you get it please post back on here so we can help you get it placed
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Re: Sick Beardie?

Postby deadlyvu » Mon May 10, 2021 6:51 am

I ordered a 10.0 bulb to come with it yes, and as soon as it gets here I’ll update
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Re: Sick Beardie?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon May 10, 2021 7:08 am

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