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I am worried (won't eat, sleeps a lot)

Ricki77

Bearded Dragon Egg
Hello everyone I need help please, well someone brought me a bearded dragon . I know nothing I have read and read. So here's the problem. He was fine last week was shedding when I got him. Now he won't eat, sleep a lot. Doesn't move like he did.He goes from drake to a lite yellow. And I not sure if it's a him. Sorry I know this is a lot. But I am worried sick
 

BeardieLover<3

Juvenile Dragon
Hello everyone I need help please, well someone brought me a bearded dragon . I know nothing I have read and read. So here's the problem. He was fine last week was shedding when I got him. Now he won't eat, sleep a lot. Doesn't move like he did.He goes from drake to a lite yellow. And I not sure if it's a him. Sorry I know this is a lot. But I am worried sick
What are you using for lighting? Correct UVB is key to having a healthy beardie. If he isn't active its most likely bad UVB. No coils. ( Sadie knows alot about this)

What are you feeding him? Mealworms will impact him most likely if he is a baby. It will make him not want to eat and stressed.

Can you attach a picture of your setup and the beardie plz
 

Ricki77

Bearded Dragon Egg
What are you using for lighting? Correct UVB is key to having a healthy beardie. If he isn't active its most likely bad UVB. No coils. ( Sadie knows alot about this)

What are you feeding him? Mealworms will impact him most likely if he is a baby. It will make him not want to eat and stressed.

Can you attach a picture of your setup and the beardie plz
 

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Ricki77

Bearded Dragon Egg
The top is what he come with I bought the new tank and the 2 lights but have to go get the bulbs. I feed him giant mealworms, and spring mix . I don't know how old he is.
 

BeardieLover<3

Juvenile Dragon

Sadie

Bearded Dragon Veteran
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The top is what he come with I bought the new tank and the 2 lights but have to go get the bulbs. I feed him giant mealworms, and spring mix . I don't know how old he is.
Please get rid of that red bulb---you need a bright white basking bulb that keeps temps 95-100--- your dragon looks like a juvie and he looks ill ----- what is the white fixture on the top of the tank ---- please get a digital probe thermometer like this https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/en...um-digital-thermometer-14914.html?cgid=500202 ASAP
a basking bulb like this start w/ a 100 watt but you MUST have the digital probe
https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/en...nse-basking-spot-light-14809.html?cgid=500202 ASAP--
and a UVB like this
https://www.amazon.com/Reptisun-260...248716&sprefix=Zoo+med+24"+fix,aps,179&sr=8-1 this comes w/ a 5.0 bulb and a 10.0 bulb switch out the 5.0 to the 10.0 hang onto the 5.0 it can be used as a back up --get the UVB approx 12-15 inches directly over the basking decor -- change the bulb out in approx 1 year I recommend a month prior to---
the lighting in the tank is the TWO MOST IMPORTANT things in that tank --- I cannot stress this enough - I also recommend you get rid of the wood chips they can cause some serious damage if he ingest one -- internal bleeding - I recommend getting some textured NON adhesive shelf liner from your local home improvement center cut to the size of the tank and clean w/ vinegar/ water 50/50 solution --- please do all this ASAP
 

BeardieLover<3

Juvenile Dragon
Welp..... just typed out a long reply but you beat me to it Sadie. Haha thats ok thanks for helping them you pretty much covered what i ws going to say but did it much better than i ever could
 

Sadie

Bearded Dragon Veteran
1,000+ Post Club
Please get rid of that red bulb---you need a bright white basking bulb that keeps temps 95-100--- your dragon looks like a juvie and he looks ill ----- what is the white fixture on the top of the tank ---- please get a digital probe thermometer like this https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/en...um-digital-thermometer-14914.html?cgid=500202 ASAP
a basking bulb like this start w/ a 100 watt but you MUST have the digital probe
https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/en...nse-basking-spot-light-14809.html?cgid=500202 ASAP--
and a UVB like this
https://www.amazon.com/Reptisun-26053-Terrarium-Inside-ReptiSun/dp/B07HJG7TJ4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1D0EKDX07Z574&dchild=1&keywords=zoo+med+24+inch+uvb+bulb+fixture&qid=1620248716&sprefix=Zoo+med+24"+fix,aps,179&sr=8-1 this comes w/ a 5.0 bulb and a 10.0 bulb switch out the 5.0 to the 10.0 hang onto the 5.0 it can be used as a back up --get the UVB approx 12-15 inches directly over the basking decor -- change the bulb out in approx 1 year I recommend a month prior to---
the lighting in the tank is the TWO MOST IMPORTANT things in that tank --- I cannot stress this enough - I also recommend you get rid of the wood chips they can cause some serious damage if he ingest one -- internal bleeding - I recommend getting some textured NON adhesive shelf liner from your local home improvement center cut to the size of the tank and clean w/ vinegar/ water 50/50 solution --- please do all this ASAP
Also no more meal worms -- he needs a staple feeder like crickets or dubia roaches along w/ salads every day I can post some sites for the worms / insects if you need them
here is a nutritional website ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
Keep me posted on how things are going -- you will notice a big difference in the dragons behavior when the lighting is corrected -- hes not going to eat till it is
 

Ricki77

Bearded Dragon Egg
Also no more meal worms -- he needs a staple feeder like crickets or dubia roaches along w/ salads every day I can post some sites for the worms / insects if you need them
here is a nutritional website ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
Keep me posted on how things are going -- you will notice a big difference in the dragons behavior when the lighting is corrected -- hes not going to eat till it is
Also no more meal worms -- he needs a staple feeder like crickets or dubia roaches along w/ salads every day I can post some sites for the worms / insects if you need them
here is a nutritional website ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
Keep me posted on how things are going -- you will notice a big difference in the dragons behavior when the lighting is corrected -- hes not going to eat till it is
He got up to eat some, Thank you very much I really appreciate it, The white thing is the uv lights he come with. I am heading to pet store now for the light, So he is maybe a year old?
 

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Ricki77

Bearded Dragon Egg
Please get rid of all that stuff - get that uvb ASAP-- I don't think you will find the fixture or bulb there most only carry the short fixtures like 18 or 20 do not get a zilla or thrive anything ---- you want zoo med and Reptisun
I did I am setting it up now, it will be ready my morning. I also downloaded some book and are checking out web.
 

Sadie

Bearded Dragon Veteran
1,000+ Post Club
I got 4 different uv bulbs going to try each and see. I got a ceramic elmmtter. heating lamp and a could white heating light. That fits in the new lamp I got
Please show me what you got I am confused --- you only need ONE good UVB and ONE good basking bulb-- the basking bulb needs to be a bright white bulb like this https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/en...nse-basking-spot-light-14809.html?cgid=500202 for a 40 gallon tank start w/ a 100 watt MAKE SURE you have a digital probe thermometer that is a MUST----- and a good UVB like this
https://www.amazon.com/Reptisun-260...305071&sprefix=Zoo+Med+24"+fix,aps,188&sr=8-2 this comes w/ the 10.0 bulb you need and a 5.0 bulb ---keep the 5.0 bulb for a back up the distance and placement is different from the 10.0 -- you need to switch the two out
 

Nero

Juvenile Dragon
Beardie Club
Big no on the infared bulb, and the deep dome fixture. First, ditch the red bulb, second, get a tube UVB and a separate UVA bulb. The UVB you have right now is a coil and I would reccomend you remove it immeadently, it can lead to eye damage. And for the food I would branch out more in variety. Collard greens, bok choy, kale, dandelion greens, disocid/dubia (dubia is illegal in florida but discoid isnt). Sadie uses this link a lot and it is very helpful, the only inaccurate part is about kale, kale is fine http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html

Your beardie looks like an adult so tone down on the insects, adults should be eating more greens. And the tank looks awfully small, what gallon size is it?

I hope some of this info helps!
 

Ricki77

Bearded Dragon Egg
What are you using for lighting? Correct UVB is key to having a healthy beardie. If he isn't active its most likely bad UVB. No coils. ( Sadie knows alot about this)

What are you feeding him? Mealworms will impact him most likely if he is a baby. It will make him not want to eat and stressed.

Can you attach a picture of your setup and the beardie plz
Update on Earl, I am friends with my vet, I kinda of run rescue for pets. Well Earl is my first dragon. My vet said he is perfect fine he help me with my lights and everything in tank. He said I might be holding him to much with him shedding and he probably isn't use to be treated they way I am. So to give him time and after shedding . To go from there. Thank you all for you help it was very appropriated.
 

Ricki77

Bearded Dragon Egg
Please get rid of that red bulb---you need a bright white basking bulb that keeps temps 95-100--- your dragon looks like a juvie and he looks ill ----- what is the white fixture on the top of the tank ---- please get a digital probe thermometer like this https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/en...um-digital-thermometer-14914.html?cgid=500202 ASAP
a basking bulb like this start w/ a 100 watt but you MUST have the digital probe
https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/en...nse-basking-spot-light-14809.html?cgid=500202 ASAP--
and a UVB like this
https://www.amazon.com/Reptisun-26053-Terrarium-Inside-ReptiSun/dp/B07HJG7TJ4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1D0EKDX07Z574&dchild=1&keywords=zoo+med+24+inch+uvb+bulb+fixture&qid=1620248716&sprefix=Zoo+med+24"+fix,aps,179&sr=8-1 this comes w/ a 5.0 bulb and a 10.0 bulb switch out the 5.0 to the 10.0 hang onto the 5.0 it can be used as a back up --get the UVB approx 12-15 inches directly over the basking decor -- change the bulb out in approx 1 year I recommend a month prior to---
the lighting in the tank is the TWO MOST IMPORTANT things in that tank --- I cannot stress this enough - I also recommend you get rid of the wood chips they can cause some serious damage if he ingest one -- internal bleeding - I recommend getting some textured NON adhesive shelf liner from your local home improvement center cut to the size of the tank and clean w/ vinegar/ water 50/50 solution --- please do all this ASAP

Please show me what you got I am confused --- you only need ONE good UVB and ONE good basking bulb-- the basking bulb needs to be a bright white bulb like this https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/en...nse-basking-spot-light-14809.html?cgid=500202 for a 40 gallon tank start w/ a 100 watt MAKE SURE you have a digital probe thermometer that is a MUST----- and a good UVB like this
https://www.amazon.com/Reptisun-26053-Terrarium-Inside-ReptiSun/dp/B07HJG7TJ4/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2UCMAGAG9G29H&dchild=1&keywords=zoo+med+24+inch+uvb+bulb+fixture&qid=1620305071&sprefix=Zoo+Med+24"+fix,aps,188&sr=8-2 this comes w/ the 10.0 bulb you need and a 5.0 bulb ---keep the 5.0 bulb for a back up the distance and placement is different from the 10.0 -- you need to switch the two out

Please show me what you got I am confused --- you only need ONE good UVB and ONE good basking bulb-- the basking bulb needs to be a bright white bulb like this https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/en...nse-basking-spot-light-14809.html?cgid=500202 for a 40 gallon tank start w/ a 100 watt MAKE SURE you have a digital probe thermometer that is a MUST----- and a good UVB like this
https://www.amazon.com/Reptisun-26053-Terrarium-Inside-ReptiSun/dp/B07HJG7TJ4/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2UCMAGAG9G29H&dchild=1&keywords=zoo+med+24+inch+uvb+bulb+fixture&qid=1620305071&sprefix=Zoo+Med+24"+fix,aps,188&sr=8-2 this comes w/ the 10.0 bulb you need and a 5.0 bulb ---keep the 5.0 bulb for a back up the distance and placement is different from the 10.0 -- you need to switch the two out
 

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Ricki77

Bearded Dragon Egg
I don't have it turned on I took it off pole to show you, I am getting him up soon. Will send new pictures when he is up.
 
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