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Dragon head shivers before eating

Vader500

Member
Hi all and thanks to all who reply . My Male has this shiver around his head when eating like he gets a chill he does eat tho . Has anyone ever encountered this ? My temps are on point gets 12% t5 3 ft cage 4ft coming in the next week gets arugula dandelions collards escarole on a rotation basis and dubias and suppers 2x. ,wk
 

KarrieRee

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where is the UVB? top of screen or inside the tank? And what kind on screen on the tank? fine mesh like a screen door or a wide hole type ?
 

Vader500

Member
Original Poster
Outside wide apertures he s about 10 Inches from lights gets calcium w/ d3 every feeding and hertavit 2 to 3 x a wk tank is 3ft with a height of 18 in 4 ft coming next week thks
 

KarrieRee

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ok please stop giving the D 3 every feeding ---- the distance is good for on top of the tank but w/ a T 5 or 12% bulb he does not need it for every feeding - how old is the dragon? He might have toxicity from the D3 I am going to flag the post to Tracie our vet tech
 

Drache613

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Hello,

He could be getting a bit too much D3, so you could back down on that to just a few times
per week.
So, at 10 inches from the light, is that from the UVB light or the basking light? Which type &
brand of UVB light are you using?

Tracie
 

kingofnobbys

BD.org Sicko
I've seen this - in my case I forgot when my UVB source was due to be swapped out for a new one , and I was about 2 months overdue , the shivers were a result of insufficient UVA doseage , replaced UVB globe with new 26W UVB200 and problem disappeared inside about a week.
 

kingofnobbys

BD.org Sicko
How old is the UV tube ?

I've not encountered VitD toxicity ( so I'd check with your local reptile vet , might be worth a blood test to determine VitD in the blood ).

If the issue isn't that the UV source is degrading ( too old ) , and not dietary ( as per other comment by K ) . then the vet blood test is a good idea .
 

Vader500

Member
Original Poster
Just got back from vet does not suspect mbd or ATV but thi s its probably d3 overload weight of dragon is 293 grams which vet says is a good weight ordered full blood panel to include vitamins d level . Also suggested changing. my t5 12% bulb should I change been using since 3/21 that's the update and thanks to all who replied
 

KarrieRee

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Your UVB is fine expire in approx one year I recommend changing it out a month prior to --- let us know what the D3 comes back please
 
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