Bearded dragon beard turned grey on the side

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Bearded dragon beard turned grey on the side

Postby Shadow13 » Thu May 17, 2018 6:13 pm

Hello, my name is Elisa. I have a 2yr old beardie who I rescued a year ago. I won’t get into to all the details of his background but she smoked very heavy in her house all the stuff I was given from her reeked of smoke. She also only feed him once a week, by throwing 1/2 a dozen crickets in and lettuce. I have worked extremely hard to get him to where he is now. I have noticed his beard is getting grey on the side and I’m not sure what to do. Is it normal? Do I need to take him to the vet? Any advice/ wisdom you all have would be greatly appreciated.( he has a 55gal tank 80F on cool side 95-100F on basking side he has 2reptile hammocks and a ladder, 4 vines they are strung across his tank, and a rock he also has a 75wtt heat lamp and an 18” UVB lamp tropical sun I believe is the name? I have him out 1-2 hours he eats butternut/collards as a staple veggie and soldier fly larvae/ Phoenix worms as a staple protein he also gets hornworms Or butter worms as a treat when I have them)
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Re: Bearded dragon beard turned grey on the side

Postby CooperDragon » Fri May 18, 2018 9:40 am

Can you post a photo of him? You can upload photos here https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ and post them to your thread using the XIMG button when you reply. It's possibly just a patch that's getting ready to shed.

If you are using a tropical T8 UVB light in a 55g tank it might not be strong enough for him. I would consider replacing it with a T5 if possible.
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Re: Bearded dragon beard turned grey on the side

Postby Shadow13 » Fri May 18, 2018 9:44 am

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Re: Bearded dragon beard turned grey on the side

Postby Shadow13 » Fri May 18, 2018 9:44 am

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Can you see that? I am almost positive it is not shedding and I just ordered the t5 UVB
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Re: Bearded dragon beard turned grey on the side

Postby CooperDragon » Fri May 18, 2018 11:15 am

That looks like natural dark pigment to me.
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Re: Bearded dragon beard turned grey on the side

Postby Shadow13 » Fri May 18, 2018 11:30 am

Thank you i noticed After I came back from a trip it wasn’t there before that’s my only concern thank again
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Re: Bearded dragon beard turned grey on the side

Postby Drache613 » Fri May 18, 2018 12:11 pm

Hello,

Could that be an upcoming shed area perhaps? It doesn't appear to be any type of fungal
issue though. How long has it been there on him?

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Re: Bearded dragon beard turned grey on the side

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Re: Bearded dragon beard turned grey on the side

Postby Shadow13 » Fri May 18, 2018 6:43 pm

Thank you i noticed After I came back from a trip it wasn’t there before that’s my only concern thank again around 4 weeks I’m positive it’s not a shed
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