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Tail rot?

Beansbanana

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Ok thanks! so you think he’ll be okay? He pooped this morning and three times yesterday. Thanks for all your help! Without this forum, I would be totally panicked and lost!
 

Beansbanana

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Ok that happens feed a few at a time -- so it slows him down + gaping is good
He seemed fine the rest of the day, he was really trying to get me to feed him but I am going to wait until tomorrow and feed him one bsfl at a time. He did have one semi runny poop a couple hours after he vomited. I ordered a zoo med thermometer with a probe so I can be sure my temps are good. I think I might should increase the temps on his taller basking spot by 5 degrees. Should I get a second basking bulb or a higher watt one? I have a 150 watt one now. Thanks!
 

KarrieRee

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He seemed fine the rest of the day, he was really trying to get me to feed him but I am going to wait until tomorrow and feed him one bsfl at a time. He did have one semi runny poop a couple hours after he vomited. I ordered a zoo med thermometer with a probe so I can be sure my temps are good. I think I might should increase the temps on his taller basking spot by 5 degrees. Should I get a second basking bulb or a higher watt one? I have a 150 watt one now. Thanks!
Not till you get the probe- you don't want to risk getting it too hot-
 

Beansbanana

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Ok that’s a good idea to be certain first of what the temp is. I just hope I can figure all this out, I feel a little overwhelmed and discouraged. Thank goodness for you! I noticed you answer so many questions people have. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
 

AHBD

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I agree, he may have just eaten too fast or if the temp. was not hot enough that could be a factor. Make sure the tougher type of greens, like collards, are cut up pretty good. How big were the dubias, can you show a picture of one next to your dragon ? If they were too big that might have caused the vomiting.
His tail tip is probably going to fall off but I'm trying to see if it's indented about 2 inches up the tail ? Or does it just look like that where the color bands change. ?
 

Beansbanana

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I agree, he may have just eaten too fast or if the temp. was not hot enough that could be a factor. Make sure the tougher type of greens, like collards, are cut up pretty good. How big were the dubias, can you show a picture of one next to your dragon ? If they were too big that might have caused the vomiting.
His tail tip is probably going to fall off but I'm trying to see if it's indented about 2 inches up the tail ? Or does it just look like that where the color bands change. ?
The roaches were definitely smaller than the space between his eyes. Today I just fed him 5 medium bsfl and a tiny bit of collards and I am going to see how that goes. I do think I might need to get my warm side of the tank a little warmer.
 

KarrieRee

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The roaches were definitely smaller than the space between his eyes. Today I just fed him 5 medium bsfl and a tiny bit of collards and I am going to see how that goes. I do think I might need to get my warm side of the tank a little warmer.
What is the temp? Are you talking about basking surface or ambient temp- if your basking area is 105-110 the ambient temp should be in the 90's - ambient temp can be a stick on but basking surface should be taken w/ a digital probe
 

Beansbanana

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What is the temp? Are you talking about basking surface or ambient temp- if your basking area is 105-110 the ambient temp should be in the 90's - ambient temp can be a stick on but basking surface should be taken w/ a digital probe
Yes the ambient temp is 86 so I went and got a little tiny 50 white heat lamp with a dimmer and I’m just have that dimmed pretty low to see if I can just get that temperature up to 90° on that side do you think that’s a good idea
 

Beansbanana

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I ordered a digital probe thermometer that should be here it says on Sunday. I went up to Petsmart this morning also but they didn’t have one so I’m hoping that my infrared gun temperatures are pretty accurate but I do think that the ambient temperature was a little bit to cool so I’m hoping that’s going to help
 
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