What’s a good way to hydrate ?

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Nala
I know you aren’t supposed to bathe ur beardies regularly but they say not to leave a water dish in the enclosure as well so what would be a good way to hydrate her ?? I try to give her wet greens and fruits with water but her urate seems off?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I know you aren’t supposed to bathe ur beardies regularly but they say not to leave a water dish in the enclosure as well so what would be a good way to hydrate her ?? I try to give her wet greens and fruits with water but her urate seems off?
What do you mean the urate seems off? Please post a pic of the urate --- the rinsing of the greens is the best way to hydrate- is she eating them?
 

nalalovesbeepollen21

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Nala
She always eats she loves her greens but will only eat them with bee pollen now so I tend not to wet them too much she’s had a problem with pooping for a little while now it is usually runny and her urate will be pink and a bit runny as well. It smells absolutely disgusting!! is there something I’m doing wrong ?
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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
She always eats she loves her greens but will only eat them with bee pollen now so I tend not to wet them too much she’s had a problem with pooping for a little while now it is usually runny and her urate will be pink and a bit runny as well. It smells absolutely disgusting!! is there something I’m doing wrong ? View attachment 70716 View attachment 70717
The smell could be caused by parasites--- I would collect a fecal and drop it off at the vet for a fecal test and go from there-- crickets are a good cause for parasites--- also the stick on in the corner is that the only way your getting temps? Surface basking temps should be taken w/ a digital probe thermometer- especially w/ a hammock if it's being used for a basking area
 

nalalovesbeepollen21

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Nala
The smell could be caused by parasites--- I would collect a fecal and drop it off at the vet for a fecal test and go from there-- crickets are a good cause for parasites--- also the stick on in the corner is that the only way your getting temps? Surface basking temps should be taken w/ a digital probe thermometer- especially w/ a hammock if it's being used for a basking area
I use a probe temp gun as well I typically use the stick on to keep up with her humidity
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I use a probe temp gun as well I typically use the stick on to keep up with her humidity
I have never heard of a probe temp gun- the temp gun has a probe on it that you place on the basking decor? I have a IR gun but it is used to spot check and I use digital probe thermometers for accurate surface basking temps-- I would invest in a digital probe hygrometer - zoo med has them on dubias.com - those should be placed in the center back wall to read your whole tank
 

nalalovesbeepollen21

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Nala
I have never heard of a probe temp gun- the temp gun has a probe on it that you place on the basking decor? I have a IR gun but it is used to spot check and I use digital probe thermometers for accurate surface basking temps-- I would invest in a digital probe hygrometer - zoo med has them on dubias.com - those should be placed in the center back wall to read your whole tank
Definitely will invest in the hygrometer but this is the temp gun I use my apologies
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Currently yes. I’ve been feeing like i am using the wrong bulb. I have a 40 gallon tank, what bulb do you recommend??
Please get a long tube fixture -- the coils are inadequate -- they cause all kinds of health issues -- here is a link for UVB's --
please get a 24" fixture if you decide to upgrade to a 75-120 the 24" will work
Zoo Med 24" Zoo Med ReptiSun T5 HO Hood this will come w/ a 5.0 bulb keep it for a back up the distance and placement is different from the bulb you need please get this bulb 22" Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 UVB T5 HO
there is another fixture that is really good but they are currently sold out
Please let me know when you get the UVB in and I will help you place it for your tank - your screen will determine where the UVB goes - in the mean time please get him out into the sun for some good UVB 15 min or longer - every day or every other day till you get the fixture --- and please shut the coil off --- this site I sent you too is very good about getting orders out fast -- they are out of Michigan
 

nalalovesbeepollen21

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Beardie name(s)
Nala
Please get a long tube fixture -- the coils are inadequate -- they cause all kinds of health issues -- here is a link for UVB's --
please get a 24" fixture if you decide to upgrade to a 75-120 the 24" will work
Zoo Med 24" Zoo Med ReptiSun T5 HO Hood this will come w/ a 5.0 bulb keep it for a back up the distance and placement is different from the bulb you need please get this bulb 22" Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 UVB T5 HO
there is another fixture that is really good but they are currently sold out
Please let me know when you get the UVB in and I will help you place it for your tank - your screen will determine where the UVB goes - in the mean time please get him out into the sun for some good UVB 15 min or longer - every day or every other day till you get the fixture --- and please shut the coil off --- this site I sent you too is very good about getting orders out fast -- they are out of Michigan
thank you so much!! I do take her out daily for 15+ minutes will order those today!
 

nalalovesbeepollen21

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Beardie name(s)
Nala
Please get a long tube fixture -- the coils are inadequate -- they cause all kinds of health issues -- here is a link for UVB's --
please get a 24" fixture if you decide to upgrade to a 75-120 the 24" will work
Zoo Med 24" Zoo Med ReptiSun T5 HO Hood this will come w/ a 5.0 bulb keep it for a back up the distance and placement is different from the bulb you need please get this bulb 22" Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 UVB T5 HO
there is another fixture that is really good but they are currently sold out
Please let me know when you get the UVB in and I will help you place it for your tank - your screen will determine where the UVB goes - in the mean time please get him out into the sun for some good UVB 15 min or longer - every day or every other day till you get the fixture --- and please shut the coil off --- this site I sent you too is very good about getting orders out fast -- they are out of Michigan
Hello! My light is still on the way should be here in the next 2 days what do you think an ideal way to set up her lights would be?
 

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