Bearded dragon health

Mona

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Hi I have a bearded dragon and he's 4 years in December but he's been eating crickets and meal worms and greens coated with calcium dust but recently his legs started spasming and only used his front today. Hes been also pooping alot just today and it didnt help the driver made a fast turn and vader from the force fell off and hit against the car door. Can someone please help me
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Mona

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Hi I have a bearded dragon and he's 4 years in December but he's been eating crickets and meal worms and greens coated with calcium dust but recently his legs started spasming and only used his front today. Hes been also pooping alot just today and it didnt help the driver made a fast turn and vader from the force fell off and hit against the car door. Can someone please help me View attachment 72508 ?
And today his partner cadeus recently today passed away due to the eggs and pushing too much. Please can someone help me?
 

xp29

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Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
Please read this thread from last night.
It directly correlates to your thread, but is to long for me to retype atm.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
What are you using for a uvb? Are you using calcium D3 or regular calcium? How often are you dusting the bugs?
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I learned it can be impaction the only downside is I don't have the finances
When was the last time he pooped? What kind of substrate? Basking temps and how are you taking them? Uvb is a coil or long tube fixture? These all play a role in impaction and Mbd-
 

Mona

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He pooped yesterday and he pooped a bit more after massaging his belly.
The uvb is a long tube and basking is 100 but have one that control the temp so I keep it a bit low in the 80s since the house heats up quick and try to wet him
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
He pooped yesterday and he pooped a bit more after massaging his belly.
The uvb is a long tube and basking is 100 but have one that control the temp so I keep it a bit low in the 80s since the house heats up quick and try to wet him
Basking temps should be 95-100 taken w/ a digital probe thermometer- those are surface basking temps - 80 for ambient on cool side is good - if it's on basking side he cannot start digestion process thus impaction- uvb is a T 5 or a T 8? These bulbs have certain distance and placement - if he's not getting adequate uvb it will cause all kinds of health issues - please tell me the bulb and where it is top of screen or inside the tank?
 

Mona

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Basking temps should be 95-100 taken w/ a digital probe thermometer- those are surface basking temps - 80 for ambient on cool side is good - if it's on basking side he cannot start digestion process thus impaction- uvb is a T 5 or a T 8? These bulbs have certain distance and placement - if he's not getting adequate uvb it will cause all kinds of health issues - please tell me the bulb and where it is top of screen or inside the tank?
On the top next to the screen the uvb, it's this one and it's next to the screen on those clips holders type
 

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Mona

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I have also taken him outside when the sun is out.
What was recent is getting those clips bulb out for reptiles
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I have also taken him outside when the sun is out.
What was recent is getting those clips bulb out for reptiles
Please get rid of the coil - they are terrible uvbs- you want a 24" zoo med w/ a 22" reptisun bulb or a Arcadia pro T 5 w/ a 12% bulb bulb - that one pet Smart has started carrying- but you really need to get this replaced as soon as possible -- keep taking him outside for good UVB 15 minutes in direct sun sitting on you - if you use a plastic tote make sure your supervising him -- you dont want to burn him up -- if you need links for the UVB's please let me know I will post them for you ---
 

Mona

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Please get rid of the coil - they are terrible uvbs- you want a 24" zoo med w/ a 22" reptisun bulb or a Arcadia pro T 5 w/ a 12% bulb bulb - that one pet Smart has started carrying- but you really need to get this replaced as soon as possible -- keep taking him outside for good UVB 15 minutes in direct sun sitting on you - if you use a plastic tote make sure your supervising him -- you dont want to burn him up -- if you need links for the UVB's please let me know I will post them for you ---
Please send them so I can see
 

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