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Stress Marks?

OpalAndZayde

Hatchling Member
Hello! So I adopted my baby, Zayde in November 2020, from a local pet store. He was around a month old as I was told. So he's around 8 months old at the moment. He has grown like a weed, he eats like a pro, always trying new foods and he eats until he knows he's full. He doesn't mind being handled. However I notice that he almost always has light stress marks.. is this just because he's still young or is there another reason? Also, not sure he's a 'he" yet but hoping he is XD
I can post photos if needed :)

Thank you!
Abby
 

OpalAndZayde

Hatchling Member
Original Poster
For sure!

His tank is a bit messy.. tomorrow is tank clean day.
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this is the link to the UVB fixture https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AKKUBDQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, I just replaced the bulb it came with to the Reptisun 10.0 T5 bulb.

His heat bulb is a 125 watt bulb from tractor supply, I dont have a heat gun atm, however. But I'm almost positive his temps are around 100-110F

He acts completely normal as my other dragons I've had, just the marks never really go away.

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KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Distance should be 12-15 inches directly underneath- NO closer-- that bulb is too strong - this could be one reason for the stress marks-- do you ever see him sitting that close?
 

OpalAndZayde

Hatchling Member
Original Poster
Oh wow I didn't know it had to be that far away.. I was told 6-8 inches. I'll move it asap. He sits under it every so often but I dont see him directly under it very often.
 

OpalAndZayde

Hatchling Member
Original Poster
Update: he has been basking more and not hiding, however the stress marks dont go away. they only lighten when I'm holding/feeding him then they come right back..
 
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