Head Tremors Even with Calcium??

Selkie1993

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Hi Everyone!

My dragon is a bit picky with greens and his heat lamp and UVB are on the screen. I have a t5 (will be moving this into the enclosure once I get my new dubia.com setup).

I noticed Drogon's head was shaking a bit today, which freaked me out. I've only seen this happen once or twice. Drogon's appetite is sometimes on and off. One day he is ravenous and the next he's like nah I'm good, so it's hard to establish a good calcium/vitamin routine. I give him calcium WITH D3. What do you recommend for my particular setup and picky little man?

Thank you!
 

KarrieRee

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Hi Everyone!

My dragon is a bit picky with greens and his heat lamp and UVB are on the screen. I have a t5 (will be moving this into the enclosure once I get my new dubia.com setup).

I noticed Drogon's head was shaking a bit today, which freaked me out. I've only seen this happen once or twice. Drogon's appetite is sometimes on and off. One day he is ravenous and the next he's like nah I'm good, so it's hard to establish a good calcium/vitamin routine. I give him calcium WITH D3. What do you recommend for my particular setup and picky little man?

Thank you!
Your screen on the tank now is a wide holed or a fine mesh?
 

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Ok so w/ it being the wide hole I would try moving it so its unobstructed - he may not being getting enough UVB if its sitting on the screen- w/it being unobstructed have your distance around 12 inches and then watch the head tremors -- see if they stop -- how old is Dragon- and are you giving the calcium D3 on his insects?
 

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Drogon is about 3 years old now and yes Ive been giving it to him once or twice a week. Is that enough?

Also just to clarify when I get the new 120 gallon Dubia.com tank and I include the t5 under screen, make sure it's at least a foot away from his basking spot?
 

KarrieRee

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Drogon is about 3 years old now and yes Ive been giving it to him once or twice a week. Is that enough?

Also just to clarify when I get the new 120 gallon Dubia.com tank and I include the t5 under screen, make sure it's at least a foot away from his basking spot?
How many times per week are you giving the insects? I would try moving the UVB first - see if that helps- are you giving any calcium w/ out D3 ? If not I would start w/ that the other two days a week on the insects - as far as distance in your 120 gallon you want it inside 12-15 inches directly above the basking decor piece
 

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Here is his feeding schedule:


Tuesday


Chopped Veggie Mix w/ bee pollen

3 -5 supers and some mealworms -calcium dusted + multivitamin powder





Wednesday


Skip





Thursday

1 tsp of calciworms (about 20-30 worms)





Friday

Skip (occasional treat: either hornworm or waxworm)





Saturday


Chopped Veggie Mix w/ bee pollen

3-5dubias + 1 super-calcium dusted + multivitamin powder



Sunday:

Skip





Monday

1 tsp of calciworms (20-30 worms)

Sometimes he's not in the mood to eat and I'll either try the next day or wait until the next feeding day.
 

KarrieRee

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Here is his feeding schedule:


Tuesday


Chopped Veggie Mix w/ bee pollen

3 -5 supers and some mealworms -calcium dusted + multivitamin powder





Wednesday


Skip





Thursday

1 tsp of calciworms (about 20-30 worms)





Friday

Skip (occasional treat: either hornworm or waxworm)





Saturday


Chopped Veggie Mix w/ bee pollen

3-5dubias + 1 super-calcium dusted + multivitamin powder



Sunday:

Skip





Monday

1 tsp of calciworms (20-30 worms)

Sometimes he's not in the mood to eat and I'll either try the next day or wait until the next feeding day.
ok so I would start feeding salads every day Nutrition Content
Ignore the kale info its outdated - feed insects every 2-3 days w/ one time calcium D3 and the other two days calcium w/ out D3 and no phosphorus -the super worms as treats along w/ horn worms meal worms - the BSFL can be used as salad toppers - feed those on the days you feed your insects - but you want the calcium dusted on those dubias --
 

Selkie1993

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I'll try my best with salad, but he's pretty bad about it. I always offer it with bugs.
So, at least 2-3x a week calcium d3
other days calcium without d3. What about vitamin supplement? Just in case he's being picky with his salad. Like I said, it's a hit or a miss with this one V_V
 

KarrieRee

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I'll try my best with salad, but he's pretty bad about it. I always offer it with bugs.
So, at least 2-3x a week calcium d3
other days calcium without d3. What about vitamin supplement? Just in case he's being picky with his salad. Like I said, it's a hit or a miss with this one V_V
One time per week w/ d 3- the other 2 days calcium w/ out d 3 vitamins 2 x per week dust w/ both calcium and vitamins together-
 

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So guess what I noticed? He's only doing the head trembling thing when he sits on the window sill!! Any idea wtf thats about? :ROFLMAO:
 

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