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Hi I have a male beardie who’s 8 yrs old. With in the past year or so he does not respond to any food on his own, greens or live and is not active like he was before.
He is alert and and weight is still good. He does not go to the bathroom often as much as before but will go after long periods.
He has a 40 gallon, a UVB tube 10 T5 HO on top of his screen and 100 w basking bulb.
Temps 95-97.
I have taken him to Dr and they said with age can become less activiness but over all he seemed healthy. I try to take him out every other day and it takes a moment or two but he does walk around.
Is there anything else I can do or is this just old age possibly?
Sorry with the stink eye he’s giving lol but here’s my set up and Lochlin.
Jodi
 

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KarrieRee

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Hi I have a male beardie who’s 8 yrs old. With in the past year or so he does not respond to any food on his own, greens or live and is not active like he was before.
He is alert and and weight is still good. He does not go to the bathroom often as much as before but will go after long periods.
He has a 40 gallon, a UVB tube 10 T5 HO on top of his screen and 100 w basking bulb.
Temps 95-97.
I have taken him to Dr and they said with age can become less activiness but over all he seemed healthy. I try to take him out every other day and it takes a moment or two but he does walk around.
Is there anything else I can do or is this just old age possibly?
Sorry with the stink eye he’s giving lol but here’s my set up and Lochlin.
Jodi
Your dragon is lacking uvb the screen is blocking too much of the rays-- please get it unobstructed and have a piece of basking decor directly underneath- 12-15 inches then watch his behavior-
 

AHBD

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Hi Jodi, Lochlin looks like a sweet boy ! He does seem tired there just hanging out on his rock, he's a bit chubby as well. Along with the adjusted positioning of the uvb bulb make sure he's hydrated. Does he drink at all ? You can soak him for 10 minutes in shallow lukewarm water and trickle water on his snout slowly to see if he'll drink. If he hates being soaked you can just drip water on his snout slowly in his tank to see if he'll drink. It may take a few minutes but it usually works.
 

dragonmamax3

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Hi Jodi, Lochlin looks like a sweet boy ! He does seem tired there just hanging out on his rock, he's a bit chubby as well. Along with the adjusted positioning of the uvb bulb make sure he's hydrated. Does he drink at all ? You can soak him for 10 minutes in shallow lukewarm water and trickle water on his snout slowly to see if he'll drink. If he hates being soaked you can just drip water on his snout slowly in his tank to see if he'll drink. It may take a few minutes but it usually works.
 

dragonmamax3

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Hi Jodi, Lochlin looks like a sweet boy ! He does seem tired there just hanging out on his rock, he's a bit chubby as well. Along with the adjusted positioning of the uvb bulb make sure he's hydrated. Does he drink at all ? You can soak him for 10 minutes in shallow lukewarm water and trickle water on his snout slowly to see if he'll drink. If he hates being soaked you can just drip water on his snout slowly in his tank to see if he'll drink. It may take a few minutes but it usually works.
I give him 15 Luke warm baths on Sunday and Wednesday plus spray him every other day. During his baths I do the trickle of water on his snout but rarely drinks it.
He does not drink the water usually like he use too.
Now when I got him 4 years ago I was told to get a UVB light that fits the whole length of the vivarium but now I’m reading you should only do half? Do you know if that’s right?
Also that that basking light and UVB close to each other and now I’m hearing not too?
Does tithe lighting set up look ok and I took the mesh off.
 

dragonmamax3

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Your dragon is lacking uvb the screen is blocking too much of the rays-- please get it unobstructed and have a piece of basking decor directly underneath- 12-15 inches then watch his behavior-
I took the mesh screen off and do have it directly underneath on the side. Is that ok?
 

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Yes , the uvb can span the entire cage and it should be near the basking bulb so it looks good. :) They can get out of the uvb by going to the lower areas of the tank or under some decor if the want, just like in the wild.
 

dragonmamax3

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Yes , the uvb can span the entire cage and it should be near the basking bulb so it looks good. :) They can get out of the uvb by going to the lower areas of the tank or under some decor if the want, just like in the wild.
Thanks for all your help. Appreciate it!!😉👍
 
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