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Bloated Throat / Doesn't Move Much

LadyV

Bearded Dragon Egg
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Hi there, looking for some advise for below two concerns
a) bloated throat - see photo (she seems better some times/ and then not as much others)
b) she doesn't like to move around much

The current setup on a 80 cm tank (see photo) is around 85 - 90 F on the basking end and around 72 to 78 on the cooler end; Reptile UVB150W and basking is 50W head lamp; she eats fine veggies every other day and dubia on calcium D3 2-3 times per week, poop's fine at least once every other day and gets a bathe every 2-3 days

Thanks for the advices in advance

V
 

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Sadie

Bearded Dragon Veteran
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Hi there, looking for some advise for below two concerns
a) bloated throat - see photo (she seems better some times/ and then not as much others)
b) she doesn't like to move around much

The current setup on a 80 cm tank (see photo) is around 85 - 90 F on the basking end and around 72 to 78 on the cooler end; Reptile UVB150W and basking is 50W head lamp; she eats fine veggies every other day and dubia on calcium D3 2-3 times per week, poop's fine at least once every other day and gets a bathe every 2-3 days

Thanks for the advices in advance

V
The bloated throat looks like she is storing food -- normal - the surface basking temps should be 95-100 for a 6 month + dragon - younger 105-110 taken w/ a digital probe thermometer place the probe on the spot where the dragon basks get temp you dont need to leave it there long enough to get your temp ----- the UVB is a coil or the long tube one? If its the long tube please swap it out for a Reptisun 10.0 T 5 or a Arcadia 12% 24 watt bulb --- they are a much better quality bulb --NO coils please!!!! - not moving much could be both issues w/ temps and UVB--- the UVB needs to be placed in the tank if your using a fine screen mesh 12-15 inches directly above the basking decor piece - for a wide hole screen directly above 8-10 inches
 

LadyV

Bearded Dragon Egg
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Thanks, the UVB is a tube and it's inside the enclosure about 10-12 inches from the bottom, will try to source the once you mentioned; for the basking bulb any preference?
 

Sadie

Bearded Dragon Veteran
3 Year Member
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Thanks, the UVB is a tube and it's inside the enclosure about 10-12 inches from the bottom, will try to source the once you mentioned; for the basking bulb any preference?
You can try Exo Terra Intense basking bulb- Flukers basking or Arcadia Halogen-- I use Flukers bulbs-
 
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