New beardie owner freaking out-black spots

Sawyer-n-Spike

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My son is a new beardie owner and has a young one for about a month. He started getting black spots on his back and one on top of his eye and now on leg. I googled it and there are so many possible reasons. Can you help?
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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
My son is a new beardie owner and has a young one for about a month. He started getting black spots on his back and one on top of his eye and now on leg. I googled it and there are so many possible reasons. Can you help? View attachment 75696
It looks like some tough shed going on ---- I am gonna have someone else take a look--- go over the surface basking temps what are they and how are you getting them? Digital probes are the best--- also UVB no coils please - they cause so many health issues including the skin / scales ---
@AHBD
 

Sawyer-n-Spike

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It looks like some tough shed going on ---- I am gonna have someone else take a look--- go over the surface basking temps what are they and how are you getting them? Digital probes are the best--- also UVB no coils please - they cause so many health issues including the skin / scales ---
@AHBD
I just ordered a hygrometer which will arrive Sunday. I live in Florida and keep my house cold around 70-74. I currently have a heat lamp and a uvb lamp above his basking stick thing. I just consulted with a online vet bc my son is crying and frantic and he seemed to think it is a problem with the environment being too cold and I guess not humid enough. Will it be possible to get it right for spike and still keep the house cool enough?
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
I just ordered a hygrometer which will arrive Sunday. I live in Florida and keep my house cold around 70-74. I currently have a heat lamp and a uvb lamp above his basking stick thing. I just consulted with a online vet bc my son is crying and frantic and he seemed to think it is a problem with the environment being too cold and I guess not humid enough. Will it be possible to get it right for spike and still keep the house cool enough?
Dragons need surface basking temps of 105-110 for a baby to 5-6 months after that they need 95-100---digital probe thermometers -- a good UVB NO coils- you want a long tube fixture I can post links for those if you like-- these are imperative to the dragons health - the tank needs 3 temps the basking temps as mentioned 90's in the middle of the tank and 80's during the day --- night time temps nothing below 65 and over 75 cool and dark - optimal humidity in the tank 40-50% -- and I would get a digital probe hygrometer placed on the back center wall - you dont want anything under 20% and over 70% -- I can post a link for that as well -- you can use stick ons for your ambient temps but you need a digital probe for the surface basking temps
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
If you have a Pet Smart try the store for this fixture you want the 12% bulb Arcadia Reptile ProT5 UV-B Kit | reptile Light Fixtures | PetSmart or you can order on line
or this one it will come w/ a 5.0 bulb good for tanks of 20 gallons if your tank is bigger you want a 22" Reptisun 10.0 T 5 bulb 24" fixture Zoo Med ReptiSun T5 HO High Output Terrarium Hood and this bulb 22" Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 UVB T5 HO High Output Fluorescent Bulb or this fixture you will need to change the bulb out to what I posted above the Reptisun you want the 2 ft or 24" fixture https://hydrobuilder.com/sunblaster-nanotech-t5-ho-fixture-with-6400k-lamp.html
these are all good fixtures and bulb -- placement and distance will be determined by the screen on the tank - let me know when you get the UVB I can help get it placed - you want a digital probe hygrometer like a Zoo Med Exo Terra Digital Hygrometer | Dubia.com
you can shop around for this -- 2 digital probe thermometers Zoo Med Digital Thermometer for Terrariums
pet smart carries these as well
 

Sawyer-n-Spike

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If you have a Pet Smart try the store for this fixture you want the 12% bulb Arcadia Reptile ProT5 UV-B Kit | reptile Light Fixtures | PetSmart or you can order on line
or this one it will come w/ a 5.0 bulb good for tanks of 20 gallons if your tank is bigger you want a 22" Reptisun 10.0 T 5 bulb 24" fixture Zoo Med ReptiSun T5 HO High Output Terrarium Hood and this bulb 22" Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 UVB T5 HO High Output Fluorescent Bulb or this fixture you will need to change the bulb out to what I posted above the Reptisun you want the 2 ft or 24" fixture https://hydrobuilder.com/sunblaster-nanotech-t5-ho-fixture-with-6400k-lamp.html
these are all good fixtures and bulb -- placement and distance will be determined by the screen on the tank - let me know when you get the UVB I can help get it placed - you want a digital probe hygrometer like a Zoo Med Exo Terra Digital Hygrometer | Dubia.com
you can shop around for this -- 2 digital probe thermometers Zoo Med Digital Thermometer for Terrariums
pet smart carries these as well
Thank you! I will get all of this asap
 

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