Baby beardie won’t eat

Mgoins

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I recently just got a baby bearded dragon who is about a month old. I have a 50 gallon tank he is in with a 150w basking bull and a 10.0 uvb light and I can’t get him to eat. He refuses, I have gave him crickets dubia roaches and mustard greens. He will eat maybe 1-2 crickets and roaches and a bite of greens. I feel like he’s not eating enough and I’m getting worried. I don’t know what else to do
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I recently just got a baby bearded dragon who is about a month old. I have a 50 gallon tank he is in with a 150w basking bull and a 10.0 uvb light and I can’t get him to eat. He refuses, I have gave him crickets dubia roaches and mustard greens. He will eat maybe 1-2 crickets and roaches and a bite of greens. I feel like he’s not eating enough and I’m getting worried. I don’t know what else to do
Welcome to the forum--- first the UVB your using is a coil (in a dome) or a long tube fixture- next surface basking temps need to be taken w/ a digital probe thermometer and need to be 105-110 --- NO colored bulbs of any kind please - the basking bulb needs to be a solid bright white bulb examples are Flukers - Zoo Med Intense - Repti basking or a Arcadia Halogen --- what size is the tank hes in?
 

hdochow

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Beardie name(s)
Sir Henry of Scales
is the 10.0 a straight tube type bulb or a coil/compact. when issues arise it is best to rule out lights and temps first because they control the majority of the beardies health. if it is a coil/compact, you're going to want to start there and get a straight tube bulb and fixture.
 

hdochow

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Beardie name(s)
Sir Henry of Scales
and karrieree beats me to the question by seconds! work with her to get your lights set up correctly. she's the best! helped me in the very beginning and sir henry is now a thriving beast of scaly dragon delight.
 

Mgoins

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Welcome to the forum--- first the UVB your using is a coil (in a dome) or a long tube fixture- next surface basking temps need to be taken w/ a digital probe thermometer and need to be 105-110 --- NO colored bulbs of any kind please - the basking bulb needs to be a solid bright white bulb examples are Flukers - Zoo Med Intense - Repti basking or a Arcadia Halogen --- what size is the tank hes in?
He’s in a 50 gallon tank
 

Mgoins

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Welcome to the forum--- first the UVB your using is a coil (in a dome) or a long tube fixture- next surface basking temps need to be taken w/ a digital probe thermometer and need to be 105-110 --- NO colored bulbs of any kind please - the basking bulb needs to be a solid bright white bulb examples are Flukers - Zoo Med Intense - Repti basking or a Arcadia Halogen --- what size is the tank hes in?
It’s a coil in dome
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Please look at Pet Smart if you have one - they have started carrying these fixtures or you can order one
you want the one w/ the 12% bulb a 24 watt Arcadia Reptile ProT5 UV-B Kit | reptile Heating & Lighting | PetSmart
or this one a Sunblaster NanoTech Pro T 5 https://hydrobuilder.com/sunblaster-nanotech-t5-ho-fixture-with-6400k-lamp.html you will need to change the bulb out for this a 22" Reptisun 10.0 T5 Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 UVB T5 HO
there is another fixture that I cannot find they are sold out its the 24" Zoo Med this one comes w/ a 5.0 bulb you would need to change the bulb out to the 22" Reptisun 10.0 T 5 I posted up above so if you happen to come across that fixture you can get that one- Pet Smart carries the T 8's they are good but for the 50 gallon tank you want the T 5 -- as posted -- when you get the fixture please post back on here so we can help you get it set up for the tank -- the screen is going to determine distance and placement
 

Mgoins

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Please look at Pet Smart if you have one - they have started carrying these fixtures or you can order one
you want the one w/ the 12% bulb a 24 watt Arcadia Reptile ProT5 UV-B Kit | reptile Heating & Lighting | PetSmart
or this one a Sunblaster NanoTech Pro T 5 https://hydrobuilder.com/sunblaster-nanotech-t5-ho-fixture-with-6400k-lamp.html you will need to change the bulb out for this a 22" Reptisun 10.0 T5 Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 UVB T5 HO
there is another fixture that I cannot find they are sold out its the 24" Zoo Med this one comes w/ a 5.0 bulb you would need to change the bulb out to the 22" Reptisun 10.0 T 5 I posted up above so if you happen to come across that fixture you can get that one- Pet Smart carries the T 8's they are good but for the 50 gallon tank you want the T 5 -- as posted -- when you get the fixture please post back on here so we can help you get it set up for the tank -- the screen is going to determine distance and placement
Okay I got the first one you said from pet smart the kit
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Okay I got the first one you said from pet smart the kit
Ok good UVB -- what kind of screen is on your tank ? A fine mesh like a screen door or a wide hole type- this is going to determine where the UVB goes for placement and distance
 

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