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Advice Please (hump on back?)

RDT

Bearded Dragon Egg
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Is this light set ok?
 

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Krystal0

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That shouldn't happen.
Hi, I adopted an unwanted beardie a year ago and he has been good but recently I ve noticed a possible hump in his back ,looking at old pics it's always been there I me just worried it's mbd. He has the correct lighting ,temp and calcium powder, could I have some thoughts please.
 

Sam-E

Hatchling Dragon
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27°C = 80.6°F
Not everyone is in the US on this forum. At least, that is going to be my guess lol.
 

Drache613

Bearded Dragon Egg
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Hello,

How is your dragon doing today? Have you been able to purchase the Arcadia tube UVB light thus far?
I hope he is doing better & eating well. Let us know how things are going.

Tracie
 

RDT

Bearded Dragon Egg
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Hi, yes I have the uv and literally about to start putting the changes in place ,I ll put a picture up when finished.
 

Sadie

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Hi, yes I have the uv and literally about to start putting the changes in place ,I ll put a picture up when finished.
Ok so please tell me if your screen is a fine mesh like a screen door or a wide hole type - this is going to determine where it needs to go for placement and distance
 

RDT

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Ok so please tell me if your screen is a fine mesh like a screen door or a wide hole type - this is going to determine where it needs to go for placement and distance
The vivarium is wooden top, glass doors, I have lowered the basking spot so the temp measures 40 cel, I lowered the shelf (on left ) so it's 15" below the uv which is centered on the ceiling. I moved the heat bulb to the middle of the cage. I have not yet changed the substrate it's due here tomorrow.
 

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Sadie

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The vivarium is wooden top, glass doors, I have lowered the basking spot so the temp measures 40 cel, I lowered the shelf (on left ) so it's 15" below the uv which is centered on the ceiling. I moved the heat bulb to the middle of the cage. I have not yet changed the substrate it's due here tomorrow.
Ok good -- please get a digital probe reading on the hammock if that is now where the basking bulb is over --- 95-100
 

RDT

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Ok good -- please get a digital probe reading on the hammock if that is now where the basking bulb is over --- 95-100
The basking spot is onto of the house (on right of the vivarium) it has a digital thermometer reading 40 degrees Celsius
 

Sadie

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The basking spot is onto of the house (on right of the vivarium) it has a digital thermometer reading 40 degrees Celsius
Ok she may not like that hot of a temp --- watch the behavior and how long shes basking there for--- if not long you might want to lower it to 95-100 -- what is the distance from that shelf to the basking bulb? You dont want it any closer than 6"
 

RDT

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Ok she may not like that hot of a temp --- watch the behavior and how long shes basking there for--- if not long you might want to lower it to 95-100 -- what is the distance from that shelf to the basking bulb? You dont want it any closer than 6"
It's 9" ,it's a 75 watt bulb ,I ve got a 50 watt too to try if it's too hot.
 

Sadie

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It's 9" ,it's a 75 watt bulb ,I ve got a 50 watt too to try if it's too hot.
Ok 9" is good --- watch her basking times --- if shes not basking there for long try using the lower wattage bulb then watch her behavior --- bulb wattages are trial and error for dragons and what they like to have for heat
 

RDT

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Hi ,I me getting paranoid about spikes back ,he is active ,eating and seems happy and content, could it be he has lost a bit of weight that his hind quarters look this way ,more opinions would be much appreciated, thankyou.
 

Sadie

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Hi ,I me getting paranoid about spikes back ,he is active ,eating and seems happy and content, could it be he has lost a bit of weight that his hind quarters look this way ,more opinions would be much appreciated, thankyou.
Please post a pic of the back and area in question -- we need Tracie to take a look - is the hump growing? Did you get your basking temps and lighting all in check now? Weigh him please - kitchen food scale weigh in grams and keep track of it ---
@Drache613
 

RDT

Bearded Dragon Egg
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Hi ,I me getting paranoid about spikes back ,he is active ,eating and seems happy and content, could it be he has lost a bit of weight that his hind quarters look this way ,more opinions would be much appreciated, thankyou.
Sorry, here is a picture
Please post a pic of the back and area in question -- we need Tracie to take a look - is the hump growing? Did you get your basking temps and lighting all in check now? Weigh him please - kitchen food scale weigh in grams and keep track of it ---
@Drache613
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RDT

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Sorry, thought I had.
 

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Sadie

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Temps and lights are spot on
Ok so that is good- is the hump/ bump getting bigger? You may need to get him into a reptile vet---- heres a website to find one -- if your in a small area / town type in a bigger cities website closest to you
www.arav.org
in the meantime I want Tracie to take a look to see what she thinks
His tail looks good - its thick / fat
@Drache613
 
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