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Old 12-07-2009, 09:22 PM
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hello i have recently got a bearded dragon she is about 12 weeks old and is my first ever lizard normally stick to snakes

went out today and came home to find her looking a bit funny in the tank

she cant walk forward in is leaning to one side all she is doing when i touch her is death rolling around the viv

her temp is 105F basking

and humidity is 20 - 30%

she ate yesterday but isnt eating today

any idea whats wrong

here is a pic of how she is laying i took her out of viv to take pic

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Old 12-07-2009, 09:35 PM
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hi,
the temps are a little low for such a small dragon. 110 to 115 basking spot is needed.
what have you been feeding her? what suppliments have you been dusting with? what uv bulb and how far away from the basking spot? is she drinking?

hate to say it but a vet trip is necessary!
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:44 PM
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dust her crickets with nutrabol her uvb 10.0 light is about 8-10" from basking spot

shes drinking when we spray her
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how often do you dust with nutrabol?

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Old 12-07-2009, 09:55 PM
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every other feed usually so once a day
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:56 PM
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Sounds like you need to get her to the vet quickly - that definitely isn;t normal. I hope she's OK.
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thats far too often.
you are overdosing the poor wee guy on vitamin d3. this can cause siezures in reptiles. stop using the nutrabol everyday!.
they need a calcium suppliment without vitamins on 1 feed per day. we use calypso calcium dust for 5 days per week and nutrabol on the other 2 days. you need to check with a vet about the unintentional overdose and get some pure calcium without vits to dust 5 days per week. only use your nutrabol 2 days per week. i would give nice warm baths and get to a vet soon. don't feed anything bigger than the space between his eyes as this can cuase problems as well.
are you using a tube for uv or a coil bulb? the coils can also cause problems with their eyes and severe lethargy.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:11 PM
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ah ok i was told by the breeder to dust every day

just spoke to the vet and they are gonna try to see her tonight but she wont be there for 2 hours yet

out of hours fee is £200 but ill pay £1000 to help the little girl

using a uv tube

cheers for ya help ill keep ya all updated
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glad you have been in touch with the vet.
they are a reptile vet? just that our local vet doesn't do reps they refer us to the local vet uni where they have a fantastic reputation. we do get wormers etc from the vet but they always check with they uni as to doses etc. if its not a rep vet they will only refer you and charge you for the referal and the emergency call out.

and the breeder was right in a way. you do need to dust everday but they should have explained about the calcium dust and the nutrabol.

hope you get everything sorted out for your little one.
keep us updated,
cath
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:23 PM
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Fingers crossed everything will be OK - she looks such a sweetie. Can't get over the call out fee though - I had to have a callout for a monitor once and it wasn't that much (though I can't remember how much it was exactly) I really hope everything goes well though.
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