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Swollen butt?

frogmagic

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Hi, so my baby bearded dragon has a swollen part of her butt. it's pinkish and it's only on one side of her butt. I don't know what this is, and i need to know if she's ok. She has not had this before. Here are some pictures.
 

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KarrieRee

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Hi, so my baby bearded dragon has a swollen part of her butt. it's pinkish and it's only on one side of her butt. I don't know what this is, and i need to know if she's ok. She has not had this before. Here are some pictures.
Could be impaction --- what are you feeding her -- insects and the size of the insect please post a pic of her head and the insect--- what kind of substrate and your basking temps what are they and how are you taking them and your UVB coil or a tube please
 

KarrieRee

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Her basking temperature is at 90 degrees Fahrenheit to measure them I use the Zilla humidity and temperature gauge. Here are some photos of her food to her head including the heat lamp I use, but she also eats Dubia roach which are basically the size of her head.
Ok so the basking temps need to be 95-100 for a 6 month - adult dragon -- babies 105-110 taken w/ a digital probe thermometer
Zoo Med Reptile Terrarium Digital Thermometer | reptile Humidity & Temperature Control | PetSmart I would get 2 of them one for your basking side and one for the cool side -- the heat emitter is good for temps at nite if they are falling under 65 -- and not over 75--- you need this or similar to for basking Exo Terra® Intense Basking Spot Light | reptile Bulbs & Lamps | PetSmart this is a CLEAR bright white bulb I would start w/ a 100 watt and go from there -- make sure you place the probe on the spot where she / he basks --- 10 minutes or so get temp --- what are you using for a UVB -- size is good for roaches -- your dragon cannot digest the food w/ temps so low and you need the bright white bulb I posted ---- the UVB helps them digest the calcium your feeding / and synthesize the calcium as well --- please feed some canned pumpkin plain to your dragon to push the poop out make sure she/ he is hydrated this will help push things along as well but you MUST get your lighting in order --- if your using a coil for a UVB please replace it w/ a long tube fixture like a 24" fixture for a 40+ gallon tank - if you need links to the UVB please ask but this is a absolute MUST -- along w/ the basking bulb --- please get a digital probe hygrometer Exo Terra Digital Hygrometer place the probe on the back center wall of the tank --- optimal humidity is 40-50% nothing under 20 and nothing over 701% ---- if you need to get the UVB they do have certain placement and distance for it please post and I will help you
 

frogmagic

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Ok so the basking temps need to be 95-100 for a 6 month - adult dragon -- babies 105-110 taken w/ a digital probe thermometer
Zoo Med Reptile Terrarium Digital Thermometer | reptile Humidity & Temperature Control | PetSmart I would get 2 of them one for your basking side and one for the cool side -- the heat emitter is good for temps at nite if they are falling under 65 -- and not over 75--- you need this or similar to for basking Exo Terra® Intense Basking Spot Light | reptile Bulbs & Lamps | PetSmart this is a CLEAR bright white bulb I would start w/ a 100 watt and go from there -- make sure you place the probe on the spot where she / he basks --- 10 minutes or so get temp --- what are you using for a UVB -- size is good for roaches -- your dragon cannot digest the food w/ temps so low and you need the bright white bulb I posted ---- the UVB helps them digest the calcium your feeding / and synthesize the calcium as well --- please feed some canned pumpkin plain to your dragon to push the poop out make sure she/ he is hydrated this will help push things along as well but you MUST get your lighting in order --- if your using a coil for a UVB please replace it w/ a long tube fixture like a 24" fixture for a 40+ gallon tank - if you need links to the UVB please ask but this is a absolute MUST -- along w/ the basking bulb --- please get a digital probe hygrometer Exo Terra Digital Hygrometer place the probe on the back center wall of the tank --- optimal humidity is 40-50% nothing under 20 and nothing over 701% ---- if you need to get the UVB they do have certain placement and distance for it please post and I will help you
ok yes I would like links to the UVB, and alrighty I’ll test this out. The UVB I’m using currently is a ceramic infrared heat emitter. Thank you so much.
 

KarrieRee

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ok yes I would like links to the UVB, and alrighty I’ll test this out. The UVB I’m using currently is a ceramic infrared heat emitter. Thank you so much.
A CHE is not a UVB you need one of these
a 24" fixture for a 40 + gallon tank
Zoo Med this comes w/ a 5.0 bulb keep it for a back up you will need this bulb for this fixture
or this one a Arcadia Pro T 5 w/ a 12% bulb
Arcadia ProT5 12% UVB Bulb With Hood and this one is sold out for now or this one
SunBlaster NanoTech T5 HO - Fluorescent Fixture with 6400K Lamp this comes w/ a bulb
all these will need to changed out in approx 1 year I recommend a month prior to
please get one of these ASAP ----- when you get the UVB please let me know post back on here I will help you get it set up / placed in the tank they require certain distance and placement depending on the screen on the tank -----
 

frogmagic

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Original Poster
A CHE is not a UVB you need one of these
a 24" fixture for a 40 + gallon tank
Zoo Med this comes w/ a 5.0 bulb keep it for a back up you will need this bulb for this fixture
or this one a Arcadia Pro T 5 w/ a 12% bulb
Arcadia ProT5 12% UVB Bulb With Hood and this one is sold out for now or this one
SunBlaster NanoTech T5 HO - Fluorescent Fixture with 6400K Lamp this comes w/ a bulb
all these will need to changed out in approx 1 year I recommend a month prior to
please get one of these ASAP ----- when you get the UVB please let me know post back on here I will help you get it set up / placed in the tank they require certain distance and placement depending on the screen on the tank -----
Ok, i will thanks.
 

Drache613

BD.org Sicko
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Moderator
Hello,

How is your dragon doing?
That definitely could be an impaction, has it change at all over the last day or so?
Does he possibly have some shed or a sperm plug there on his little hiney?

Tracie
 
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