Bearded dragon health

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
24" for a 40 + gallon tank -https://www.pangeareptile.com/collections/fixtures/products/zoo-med-reptisun-t5-hood?variant=26907425734756 this will come w/ a 5.0 bulb keep it for a back up the distance and placement is different from the bulb you need
22" Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 UVB T5 HO
or this one found at Pet Smart this site is currently out of stock
24 watt Arcadia ProT5 12% UVB Bulb With Hood you want the 12% bulb --
these are good fixtures and you also need the probe thermometers
2 of them one for basking side and one for your cool side
and a digital probe hygrometer - place on the back center wall of your tank - optimal humidity is 40-50% nothing under 20 or over 70%
when you get the UVB please let me know I will help you get it placed for your tank - your screen is going to determine where it goes
 

Mona

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24" for a 40 + gallon tank -https://www.pangeareptile.com/collections/fixtures/products/zoo-med-reptisun-t5-hood?variant=26907425734756 this will come w/ a 5.0 bulb keep it for a back up the distance and placement is different from the bulb you need
22" Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 UVB T5 HO
or this one found at Pet Smart this site is currently out of stock
24 watt Arcadia ProT5 12% UVB Bulb With Hood you want the 12% bulb --
these are good fixtures and you also need the probe thermometers
2 of them one for basking side and one for your cool side
and a digital probe hygrometer - place on the back center wall of your tank - optimal humidity is 40-50% nothing under 20 or over 70%
when you get the UVB please let me know I will help you get it placed for your tank - your screen is going to determine where it goes
The only problem I have is I don't have enough to get him that and the job I have has yet to get me work. Is there another just as good?
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
The only problem I have is I don't have enough to get him that and the job I have has yet to get me work. Is there another just as good?
Which one are you not able to afford? You can get the 24" Zoo Med and use the 5.0 bulb for now -- w/ that bulb please have it unobstructed NO screen and a piece of basking decor directly under it 6-8 inches -- it will work - when you can afford the 10.0 bulb replace it let me know and we can get it placed for the tank -
 

Mona

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Which one are you not able to afford? You can get the 24" Zoo Med and use the 5.0 bulb for now -- w/ that bulb please have it unobstructed NO screen and a piece of basking decor directly under it 6-8 inches -- it will work - when you can afford the 10.0 bulb replace it let me know and we can get it placed for the tank -
Both I can't get either or with bills coming up
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
And with a job not giving me work and looking for a job, I can't give Vader what he needs
The only thing I can tell then is to take Vader outside everyday or every other day for uvb - you can use a plastic tote NO GLASS--- place him in direct sun for like 15-30 minutes depending on how hot it is --- if its really hot you can use partial shade and sun so he can cool but you dont want to leave him alone --- supervise him so you can watch him --- you dont want him over heating -- or something getting him like a bird-- this is going to help him till you get the UVB --- but make that a priority - if you can borrow some money from a parent friend relative etc -- the digital probe thermometers are also extremely important - those are under $10 please get at least one so you can get correct surface basking temps--
 

Mona

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The only thing I can tell then is to take Vader outside everyday or every other day for uvb - you can use a plastic tote NO GLASS--- place him in direct sun for like 15-30 minutes depending on how hot it is --- if its really hot you can use partial shade and sun so he can cool but you dont want to leave him alone --- supervise him so you can watch him --- you dont want him over heating -- or something getting him like a bird-- this is going to help him till you get the UVB --- but make that a priority - if you can borrow some money from a parent friend relative etc -- the digital probe thermometers are also extremely important - those are under $10 please get at least one so you can get correct surface basking temps--
I will. I took him outside earlier and slowly he was moving his legs. I massaged his stomach and his back and he pushed out tidbits pf poop and liquid with pee
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I will. I took him outside earlier and slowly he was moving his legs. I massaged his stomach and his back and he pushed out tidbits pf poop and liquid with pee
Ok sound like he's impacted- feed him some plain canned pumpkin w/ a drop or two of olive oil- get him out in the sun - but must have good basking temps of 95-100 where he sits to bask - you need the probe thermometer to get that - the good sun will definitely help
 

Mona

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Ok sound like he's impacted- feed him some plain canned pumpkin w/ a drop or two of olive oil- get him out in the sun - but must have good basking temps of 95-100 where he sits to bask - you need the probe thermometer to get that - the good sun will definitely help
Would greens help? Also will get that
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Feeding him collard greens with calcium dust and little cabbage
Ok please no cabbage --- to hard on the stomach-- please look at the website I posted for you- how often are you feeding insects and what kind ? crickets ? dubia roaches? BSFL? or silk worms? those are all good staple feeders and the best one out of the bunch is the roaches - best value for your money easy to keep and they dont chirp --
 

Mona

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Ok please no cabbage --- to hard on the stomach-- please look at the website I posted for you- how often are you feeding insects and what kind ? crickets ? dubia roaches? BSFL? or silk worms? those are all good staple feeders and the best one out of the bunch is the roaches - best value for your money easy to keep and they dont chirp --
Crickets
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Ok - are buying from the pet store? If so please get yourself a 10 gallon aquarium get some dubia food and dubia dew feed them food you feed your dragon like squash etc look on the nutrition website - order some roaches from here www.dubiaroaches.com go by their chart for size- you want to order the size no bigger than the space between the eyes-- if he's a adult I would get large- I usually get 200 at a time and feed 2-3 times per week along w/ fresh salads everyday- please dust the roaches w/ calcium d3 since you have been using a coil- lightly coat them - it's going to be cheaper in the long run w/ the roaches and less risk for parasites- crickets are a dirty feeder
 

Mona

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Ok - are buying from the pet store? If so please get yourself a 10 gallon aquarium get some dubia food and dubia dew feed them food you feed your dragon like squash etc look on the nutrition website - order some roaches from here www.dubiaroaches.com go by their chart for size- you want to order the size no bigger than the space between the eyes-- if he's a adult I would get large- I usually get 200 at a time and feed 2-3 times per week along w/ fresh salads everyday- please dust the roaches w/ calcium d3 since you have been using a coil- lightly coat them - it's going to be cheaper in the long run w/ the roaches and less risk for parasites- crickets are a dirty feeder
Also is this normal?
 

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