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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Health' started by Ashleybell, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Ashleybell

    Ashleybell Hatchling Dragon

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    Ok so he has a CHE for his basking 150 watt. He is in a 4ft wooden viv sorry im scottish i dont do gallons he has an arcadia 10% uvb with reflecter i will try and post a pic of his home. He is quite inactive except when he has to poop. He likes to be handled etc and is very sweet natured but doesnt go crazy for food like i have seen in videos etc.

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  2. kaylynangel

    kaylynangel Juvenile Dragon

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    First you need a bright white basking bulb--- a heat emitter will not get basking temps to what they need to be- he cannot digest his food-- basking temps should be 95-105 temps need to be taken w/ a infrared heat gun they are most accurate for getting temps- the che is good to keep temps warm in the winter but not for basking-- as soon as you get this in his tank his behavior should change-- your UVB is a good bulb but it needs to be either a 12 or 14%--- change that out too-- that is a weak bulb
    kaylyn
  3. Ashleybell

    Ashleybell Hatchling Dragon

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    Sorry it is a 12% one just checked my email reciept. He had a basking bulb one with light and he wouldnt bask? I had to place him under it i have attached a pic. I know he wasnt looked after before as i seen what he was living in. Like today wont touch salad has had 3 morio worms and is not interested in any supper he is just lazing on his hammock??

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  4. Ashleybell

    Ashleybell Hatchling Dragon

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    Im taking my temps with a gun and most days are spot on sometimes i need to turn thermostat up as we do live in scotland and its cold here even in summer!
    Is the uvb bulb long enough? As i did have one to fit the viv but the so called breeder i got toothless from said it was too long and would blow my basking bulb being too close?
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    kaylynangel Juvenile Dragon

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    Yes the UVB is fine-- you don't want the UVB running the whole tank they need to be able to get away from it if they want to-- the UVB is not going to blow out the basking bulb-- for him to digest his food he needs the bright white basking bulb
    kaylyn
  6. Ashleybell

    Ashleybell Hatchling Dragon

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    Ok ill replace the bulb what wattage do u recommend? His previous bulb was 75w but his che is 150w..so say this doesnt work as he wouldnt bask before under the bulb rather than che what do you think could be wrong is he not hungry? Is he fussy? Im hoping when bee pollen comes that helps him eat his greens. Toothless was used as a kind of a tool to get the breeders other male to do the buisness so to speak with the female and i reckon he has just been left fed when needed n thats it. Maybe he needs more time to adjust to us? Thank you so much for replying ur an angel i am so stressed trying to get him to be happy and healthy. Theres also alot of conflicting info out there for BD.
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    kaylynangel Juvenile Dragon

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    It's going to be trial and error w/ the wattage-- but make sure you get a temp
    kaylyn
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    Ashleybell Hatchling Dragon

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    Ok thank you for ur help appreciate it
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    Matthew McCarter Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Along with everything Kaylyn is suggesting, I would also suggest cutting the salad up into smaller pieces, they cant really take bites their food needs to be smaller than their mouth, also it looks like theres a lot of lettuce in there, lettuce has zero nutritional value, you should use Greens, collards, mustard, ect ect as the staple green
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    Ashleybell Hatchling Dragon

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    Hi thanks i have tried this with numerous greens and fruit and veg cutting into tiny pieces tried hand feeding tried feeding it outwith tank i spent a fortune on bee pollen coz i read that can make them eat veg etc but no joy. Thats actually cabbage in his bowl but it looks like lettuce. I cant get collards mustard greens turnip greens im in scotland so best you get here is spring greens i tried those. He wasnt fed them with the breeder so its going to be a long road. Any other suggestions apart from putting worms in salad and tricking him etc i have tried that. I got a new basking bulb and he likes it but i still have to move him over to it to bask. Most times i have to take him off his hammock to get him to eat his bugs!! He just looks at them otherwise.
    Thanks
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    kaylynangel Juvenile Dragon

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    Have you had a fecal done on him for parasites/ worms? What bugs are you feeding? I would get some dubia roaches if you can------------ dust them w/ the D3 and vitamins alternating between the 2 -- keep feeding the bee pollen on the salad -- it is good for them-- w/ him not eating that is why the no basking - how long is he staying under the basking bulb ? and is he sitting under the UVB? they should be basking for around 4 hrs per day------------ look at this list of nutrition list please and see if there is stuff you can buy there for him
    http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html

    keep us posted --- is he losing weight?
    kaylyn
  12. Ashleybell

    Ashleybell Hatchling Dragon

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    Yes he recently just finished wormer and anti biotic treatment. Im feeding roaches, super worms, wax worms only as a treat, fruit grubs, soldier fly things cant remember their names. Yeah i do all the calcium and supplement dusting i feed the bugs salad so at least he gets a little bit when he eats them. He is eating just not very much like today i did his breakfast and he hasnt moved from the corner to look at the bugs or bask i am at work and have pet cam so i can see him when i need to. So when i go home ill have to put him on his basking spot then put him right infront of his food and coax him yesterday he ate enthusiastically but not very much where he sits at the cool side he is getting light from uvb yes and it is close to the basking spot when he does sit there. He was 420g a few weeks ago and i was waiting till he finished his meds weigh him in a week or so. He doesnt appear to be.
    Thank you i will keep u posted as its really frustrating me i cant see any sign of anything wrong with him hes not shedding its like he is brumating but hes actually not if you know what i mean. He doesnt move very much unless roaming the living room in his tank he likes to just lie down on his hammock or on the ground under his hammock near enough all day.
    Ashley
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    kaylynangel Juvenile Dragon

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    Can you post a pic of your tank a lighting please so I can see it? I find it very odd hes not moving to the basking area on his own----
    thanks
    kaylyn
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    Ashleybell Hatchling Dragon

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    Only difference in his tank is new basking bulb that u suggested and its much better so thanks for that suggestion
    Ashley
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    kaylynangel Juvenile Dragon

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    Where is the UVB? Is it inside the tank or on top of screen?
    kaylyn
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    Ashleybell Hatchling Dragon

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    It is inside the tank with a reflector
    Ashley
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    kaylynangel Juvenile Dragon

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    Ok your dragon has me stumped-- make sure you track his weight-- if he's losing weight I would take him back to vet and have blood work done--- mine just went thru same thing spent $500 trying to figure out what was wrong nothing was wrong - was maintaining weight etc--- he is back to eating again --
    kaylyn
  18. Ashleybell

    Ashleybell Hatchling Dragon

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    It is really strange i will def keep an eye on his weight and take him back if any change
    Maybe nothing wrong but i find it odd like you said why he isnt taking himself to the basking spot everything ive seen is like dragons get very excited with food esp bugs but hes like nah whatever! He also closes his eyes when i try to feed him!!
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    kaylynangel Juvenile Dragon

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    Is your basking light at a angle- or straight down? If it's at an angle have it point straight down --
    kaylyn
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    Ashleybell Hatchling Dragon

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    This is him he has been like this since 7 am not moved

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