Help! 2 month old beardie, vommit /not eating :*(

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Pntballer04

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I just picked the little guy up saturday, brought him home and put him in the cage around 9PM and he was looking at the crickets like he was hungry so I dropped a few in with him and he ate all 5, turned the uv light off around 11:30, BUT I kept the Infrared heat light on all night because I thought, being a reptile he couldn't see it, then found out I was wrong. Anyways, He seemed fine when I brought him home. Then sunday I woke up, turned his lights on and a little later he regurgitated some cricket and then he really didnt do much the whole day except sit on the branch under the light and wouldn't eat when I tried to give him crickets, :banghead: And today , I woke up, turned his lights on and he was still on his branch, tried feeding him again and again would not eat... :banghead: regurgitated again, but he did poop today and the rest of the day he just lied on his branch, not moving unless you pick him up and sat him down on the ground, but all he does is climb back to where he sits. I have him in a 10 gal. and I'm using reptiglo 10.0 UVB coil bulb and a 100 watt Infrared heat lamp, the stick on temp gauge says its 94 degrees and in the pics you can see where it is... please help...oh yea when I bought it from petsmart they were keeping him on sand so I put sand in my aquarium at first then learned that it wasn't good so I changed it to paper towels for now, but he did poop today so maybe impaction is not the issue? IDK :study:

Here he is when i brought him home, he sat in his water bowl for a long time too
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Size in comparison to my hand:
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how the aquarium looks now and this is where he has been sitting, aquarium is only temporary, will be getting a 65gal (4ft. x 17" x 17") in a couple weeks
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Pntballer04

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Incase you guys want to know I do did dust the crickets with these:
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I have some of this in the aquarium too, but he hasn't touched it, crickets seem to like it though lol, Do any of you guys like this stuff? Also, will this be sufficient as veggies?

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Pntballer04

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Well I changed the bulbs out with these
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and put a couple of better thermometers and a humidity gauge in, hopefully it'll work :(

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boxerLvr

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Coil light is no good. Need the reptisun 10.0 tube (petmountain has them the cheapest and is offering free shipping right now). Also, the stick on temps are not accurate. I bought one at walmart for 12.00 that has a sensor to put in the basking (keep mine at 105) and the other part goes on the cool side (keep mine at 85) and shows the humidity level as well. It "could" be relocation stress, but someone more knowledgeable can assist more in that area.
 

reptilelove

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hmmmm are you feeding him large crickets? feed him crickets smaller than his head.i also do agree about the coil bulb a 10.0 florescent tube will be perfect. it may be due to relocation stress or many other factors. i can only help so much but make sure to keep a shallow water bowl in his tank to be hydrated. and every 2 days mist him. only him not the tank. i wish i could help more but the only other factor i no of is that to be able to digest his food he needs a good warm temperature.
 

Pntballer04

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I changed the coil light to a reptisun 10.0, bulb style for now and took the infrared bulb out, swapped it with the actual basking bulbthat puts out UVA's
 

Pntballer04

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i fed him small crickets, when i got him on Saturday, 5 of them. He ate them and hasn't ate since also regurgitated twice, i just tried to give him a sliver of a grape...no success
 

Pntballer04

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I also believe that when I fed him it was within 2 hours of the lights going out, did I make him sick?
 

reptilelove

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ok good. i would say not to keep that red bulb they can see it and an be stressed from it. he probably didn't sleep the night u fed him due to the light causing stress to him so keep up the other things and im pretty sure you will be fine. :lol:
 

Pntballer04

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reptilelove":2n9yzjd4 said:
ok good. i would say not to keep that red bulb they can see it and an be stressed from it. he probably didn't sleep the night u fed him due to the light causing stress to him so keep up the other things and im pretty sure you will be fine. :lol:

I hope so... :shock:
 

reptilelove

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yours was like my baby beardy i got him three weeks ago and when i fed him he like yours ate 5. so i put him in his tank and let him bask for about 2 hours so he can not feel stressed. then the next day when i tried feeding him he didnt eat a ting so i was like wth!! the next 5 days he did the same and ate nothing. my sister in law got me this product called "nature zone" bites" only for bearded dragons though. he ate 4 of them then the next day i tried feeding him but did not eat and then the very next day ate 4 i was like yes!! today he ate 9 little crickets. and the bites are appetite simulating which also makes him hungrier. mine loved it i hope you try it it really works. and after you open it you have to keep it refrigerated.
 

reptilelove

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thats a really sexy set up by the way i really like it the only thing you are missing is a hide try a few or 2 is fine so they can get a way from stress when they want or need to. i would suggest putting one at the end of the tank on the cool side and putting one not facing you . make sure when you set that hide up he cant see you or you cant see him. this will give him comfort and peace.
 

Pntballer04

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reptilelove":1wwble2k said:
thats a really sexy set up by the way i really like it the only thing you are missing is a hide try a few or 2 is fine so they can get a way from stress when they want or need to. i would suggest putting one at the end of the tank on the cool side and putting one not facing you . make sure when you set that hide up he cant see you or you cant see him. this will give him comfort and peace.

will do, I hope he feels better
 

reptilelove

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i hope he feels better to good luck and happy holidays. hey try phoenix worms they love then but yah sorry hahaha ok man good luck. :mrgreen:
 
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