URI in baby beardie?

babybeardie79

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Drax
Hello! Yesterday I got a beardie that I've estimated to be around 5 months old. Every once in awhile, she'll make these clicking noises, which I know are usually possible signs of an URI, though she's not showing any other symptoms and seems to be doing perfectly fine otherwise. No saliva, no drainage, she's still VERY active and eats a ton. She doesn't really breathe through her mouth a lot, though I do notice her opening her mouth for a split second at times, possibly to breathe but at first I believed it to be stress and not wanting me to handle her? There are currently not any reptile vets near me that could get her in until later this week, if even. Her usb is a tube reptisun 10.0 t5 HO and I've made sure her temps are all spot on. She's not my first beardie, but I did think this was odd and wanted more opinions. Thank you!

edit* I did think I should mention, her humidity is always around 40%
 
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babybeardie79

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Drax
I took her to the vet a couple of weeks ago, and they did confirm a URI and prescribed antibiotics, which I gave her and she had just finished with them. She was doing much better, and her symptoms had really died down, but now a couple days after her treatment has been finished, she is already getting worse. Just kind of wheezing and her saliva is very thick, even worse than before she started treatment which worries me. I will call the vet tomorrow to see what they say, but is there anything you guys can think of to maybe help?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Hello! Yesterday I got a beardie that I've estimated to be around 5 months old. Every once in awhile, she'll make these clicking noises, which I know are usually possible signs of an URI, though she's not showing any other symptoms and seems to be doing perfectly fine otherwise. No saliva, no drainage, she's still VERY active and eats a ton. She doesn't really breathe through her mouth a lot, though I do notice her opening her mouth for a split second at times, possibly to breathe but at first I believed it to be stress and not wanting me to handle her? There are currently not any reptile vets near me that could get her in until later this week, if even. Her usb is a tube reptisun 10.0 t5 HO and I've made sure her temps are all spot on. She's not my first beardie, but I did think this was odd and wanted more opinions. Thank you!

edit* I did think I should mention, her humidity is always around 40%
Humidity is fine ---- go over basking surface temps please and how your taking them? NO stick ons they are inaccurate and your UVB is this crucial --- coils are inadequate and will cause all kinds of health issues
 

babybeardie79

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Drax
Humidity is fine ---- go over basking surface temps please and how your taking them? NO stick ons they are inaccurate and your UVB is this crucial --- coils are inadequate and will cause all kinds of health issues
Basking surface temps have been taken with both a probe and IR temp gun to ensure reliability, and are always 105-110, constantly monitored. UVB is t5 reptisun 10.0 tube that runs along about 3/4 of the tank. Rests on top of the screen, wide holes. No coil bulb.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Basking surface temps have been taken with both a probe and IR temp gun to ensure reliability, and are always 105-110, constantly monitored. UVB is t5 reptisun 10.0 tube that runs along about 3/4 of the tank. Rests on top of the screen, wide holes. No coil bulb.
Ok good make sure you have a piece of decor directly under the uvb 8-10 inches
 

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