I think my beardie is depressed

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I think my Bearded Dragon is Depressed. I have a 2-ish year old beardie, I am the second owner. He has a 40 gallon tank with a uvb and basking light. He has a heated rock in his cage(bioactive) as well because its cold in my house. His diet consists of greens, crickets, etc(pretty standard), and he's a good eater. He's seems to be in good health, but he sits on his rock a lot and is not as alert as he used to be. Also he has grey patches that turn black when he's mad, and those have been generally darker.
Should I remove the heating pad under the rock?
Should I go un-bioactive, and just use reptile carpet?
Should I change his diet, maybe take him out more?
I just don't know why he looks so sad lately. If anyone has experience, please help.


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I would try to get him into a bigger tank and yeah you don’t really need a heating pad if your got your temps right. We take our dragon out as much as we can
I dont want to see a poor beardie's underbelly burned by electrical heat rocks. Beardies get their heat above not below. I dont have a bearded dragon. Im just giving friendly advise. I love bearded dragons. I got to hold one at a alligator farm in Alabama. It has other lizards besides alligators. I live in Florida. I just went to Alabama for vacation before COVID came and now you cant do anything anymore because of COVID.
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