Baby bearded dragon bloated, flipping onto back HELP ASAP

TLJ

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What is in the tank, the pic looks very fuzzy. They need some small, slim branches to climb up by the uvb. A 75 watt bulb in the small dome fixture is almost certainly not going to give off enough heat and the coil/compact bulb can't project enough uvb for a group of babies. How many babies are there ?
She is replacing the UVB today, and she has 2 75W bulbs, in one tank...Will two not work??She also has a hammock in one and a big rock in the other
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AHBD

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O.K. yes, that sounds good. One more thing to add is a long thin stick, about as thick as a broom handle to prop up to the rock because babies love to climb and it's better so they can space out rather than pile up on the cave platform . You can get these sticks outside, no pine though, and sterilize them in your oven preheated to 250 and put in for 45-60 minutes.
 

AHBD

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Are you able to get basking branches like I mentioned though ? Those are very important, there's not enough room on the top platform for 10 babies.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

She is super cute there, how is she doing today?
I agree, definitely if possible, try upgrading to the Reptisun 10 T8 or maybe even T5 tube which is a higher UVB output
& lasts longer, too.
Has she been eating very much?
Let us know how things are going.

Tracie
 

TLJ

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Hello,

She is super cute there, how is she doing today?
I agree, definitely if possible, try upgrading to the Reptisun 10 T8 or maybe even T5 tube which is a higher UVB output
& lasts longer, too.
Has she been eating very much?
Let us know how things are going.

Tracie
 

TLJ

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So she got some basking branches and the UVB light that was suggested, seems like the baby is getting better. Thank you so much for you help will let you know if things flip around but we are hopefully the baby will make it.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
So she got some basking branches and the UVB light that was suggested, seems like the baby is getting better. Thank you so much for you help will let you know if things flip around but we are hopefully the baby will make it.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
What uvb did you get ? The T 5 or a T 8? Are you using a screen? These are pertniant to placement and distance and if using a screen is it a fine mesh like a screen door or a wide holed type?
 

TLJ

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What uvb did you get ? The T 5 or a T 8? Are you using a screen? These are pertniant to placement and distance and if using a screen is it a fine mesh like a screen door or a wide holed type?
We got the T5 and using metal cooking racks, so wide hole type
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
We got the T5 and using metal cooking racks, so wide hole type
Ok please put your basking decor directly under the uvb 8-10 inches - watch the behavior and let me know what she's doing the cooking racks maybe to wide and then we would need to adjust the distance
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Just so I have this straight, are you dealing with one dragon individually right now, or a group of dragons currently in the tank?
The Arcadia D3 12% tube bulb is a great bulb so the UVB should be strong. You can have that bulb at or around 10 or so
inches from them. If the holes on the racks are wide then you can rest the lights on top of that for now as long as it is mounted
securely.

Tracie
 

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