Is something wrong with my beardie?

ariela0

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Beardie name(s)
Aurora (Ro)
So my bearded dragon hasn't been eating much and she has been pooping a lottt. Like everyday sometimes twice a day and she's an adult. Idk what it is I'm thinking it's parasites, also I think she may have diarrhea since there's a lot of a clear looking mucus when she poops. She has also been wanting to get out and scratches at the glass all day long. When I do take her out she runs around everywhere and she likes go to in like tight spaces and stays there. Idk if there's anything wrong with her, I would like to know. Thanks :)
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
So my bearded dragon hasn't been eating much and she has been pooping a lottt. Like everyday sometimes twice a day and she's an adult. Idk what it is I'm thinking it's parasites, also I think she may have diarrhea since there's a lot of a clear looking mucus when she poops. She has also been wanting to get out and scratches at the glass all day long. When I do take her out she runs around everywhere and she likes go to in like tight spaces and stays there. Idk if there's anything wrong with her, I would like to know. Thanks :)
Is she gravid? How old is she and has she ever laid eggs? Is she digging or just the scratching? For parasites is the poop smelling so bad it makes you want to leave the room? Please post a pic of the next poop- The UVB and the temps in the tank have a lot to do w/ their behavior - what are you using for a UVB coil or a long tube fixture and how are you getting your surface basking temps? NO stick ons please - digital probe thermometers are the most accurate
 

ariela0

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Beardie name(s)
Aurora (Ro)
Is she gravid? How old is she and has she ever laid eggs? Is she digging or just the scratching? For parasites is the poop smelling so bad it makes you want to leave the room? Please post a pic of the next poop- The UVB and the temps in the tank have a lot to do w/ their behavior - what are you using for a UVB coil or a long tube fixture and how are you getting your surface basking temps? NO stick ons please - digital probe thermometers are the most accurate
I'm not sure if she's gravid, she's never laid eggs before and when I felt her stomach I didn't feel any. She just scratches. And yes the poop smells really bad. I use a UVB tube light and I use a temp gun to take the temperatures. There's a lot more info on my profile I think, I filled something out that has all her details. Here's her most recent poop that happened like 15 min ago. I took a picture since it didn't really look normal.
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KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
I'm not sure if she's gravid, she's never laid eggs before and when I felt her stomach I didn't feel any. She just scratches. And yes the poop smells really bad. I use a UVB tube light and I use a temp gun to take the temperatures. There's a lot more info on my profile I think, I filled something out that has all her details. Here's her most recent poop that happened like 15 min ago. I took a picture since it didn't really look normal. View attachment 77155
The poop looks good - shes well hydrated -- what are you feeding her? Can you look on the UVB bulb and tell me if its the T 5 or the T 8 -- I am thinking its the T 5 if it is the distance should be higher - for a T 5 12-15 inches directly over the basking decor - they are stronger than the T 8's
 

ariela0

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Beardie name(s)
Aurora (Ro)
The poop looks good - shes well hydrated -- what are you feeding her? Can you look on the UVB bulb and tell me if its the T 5 or the T 8 -- I am thinking its the T 5 if it is the distance should be higher - for a T 5 12-15 inches directly over the basking decor - they are stronger than the T 8's
Oh ok well that's good. I feed her collard greens, turnip greens or mustard greens daily. And around 4 dubias every 3 days. I sometimes give her fruits and veggies for her to try too. I use a t5 bulb. So I should move it higher so that it's 12-15 inches above the basking spot? Or 12-15 inches from the floor?
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
Oh ok well that's good. I feed her collard greens, turnip greens or mustard greens daily. And around 4 dubias every 3 days. I sometimes give her fruits and veggies for her to try too. I use a t5 bulb. So I should move it higher so that it's 12-15 inches above the basking spot? Or 12-15 inches from the floor?
from her basking decor piece--- when she basks under it how long does she bask for?
 

ariela0

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Beardie name(s)
Aurora (Ro)
from her basking decor piece--- when she basks under it how long does she bask for?
She basks for around 5-10 minutes and goes back to scratching the glass and trying to escape. Idk why she wants to get out, some girl on another forum said it was spring fever or something. Also how do I know if she's too skinny? I feel like she got skinny since she hasn't been eating.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
She basks for around 5-10 minutes and goes back to scratching the glass and trying to escape. Idk why she wants to get out, some girl on another forum said it was spring fever or something. Also how do I know if she's too skinny? I feel like she got skinny since she hasn't been eating.
Get her weight on a kitchen food scale- weigh in grams- keep track of it- she probably has spring fever mine get it every time this year - keep her hydrated if she's not eating- her diet is good- mine are off their food as well not eating much- how does she get her water? You can drop water on her nose see if she will lick- after she's out for awhile does she can down?
 

ariela0

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Beardie name(s)
Aurora (Ro)
Get her weight on a kitchen food scale- weigh in grams- keep track of it- she probably has spring fever mine get it every time this year - keep her hydrated if she's not eating- her diet is good- mine are off their food as well not eating much- how does she get her water? You can drop water on her nose see if she will lick- after she's out for awhile does she can down?
Yea she kind of calms down after a little while of running around. I dont know about keeping her out all the time tho since she needs her light. I just weighed her, she weighs 360 grams. She gets her water by her food mostly, i always wash it and mist it after. She doesn't really drink water every time I try to drop it on her nose but I still try. I also give her baths some times idk if that keeps her hydrated too but yea.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
Yea she kind of calms down after a little while of running around. I dont know about keeping her out all the time tho since she needs her light. I just weighed her, she weighs 360 grams. She gets her water by her food mostly, i always wash it and mist it after. She doesn't really drink water every time I try to drop it on her nose but I still try. I also give her baths some times idk if that keeps her hydrated too but yea.
Only if shes actually drinking from the bath -- leave her out 2 hrs - then back to the tank - w/ her not eating shes not getting much water then - its good to try w/ the dropping on the nose to see if she will lick if not a bath then - once every 10 days or so --
 

ariela0

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Beardie name(s)
Aurora (Ro)
Only if shes actually drinking from the bath -- leave her out 2 hrs - then back to the tank - w/ her not eating shes not getting much water then - its good to try w/ the dropping on the nose to see if she will lick if not a bath then - once every 10 days or so --
Alright yea I'll keep trying thank u so much
 

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