New owner looking for help with my Bearded Dragon

Discussion in 'Bearded Dragons' started by TinaD, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. TinaD

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    I’m looking for help in how to care for him. I know I’m not doing everything right and have a lot to learn so am reaching out for help to move forward in the right direction. Thanks!

    Is this your first bearded dragon? **

    What area are you located in? **Minnesota

    Dragons name: **Norbert

    Age, weight and length if you know? **I think he is around 5 or 6 years old. Maybe older. 16 inches

    How long with you? **3 mnths

    What is his condition recently and if it changed, when? **He doesn’t move around a lot. Just sits in one place… He will only eat super worms. I put veggies in a bowl in his cage but he never eats them.

    Is he active, clear eyes and bright? **Not active, but his eyes seem normal

    Is the beard, chest or tail tip darker than the rest or than normal? **His beard has a darker tone to it

    Walking/moving normally? **When he walks it seems normal, but doesn’t walk very often

    Any physical features that do not appear normal? **no

    From Breeder or Pet Store? (this may make a difference) **original owner bought from PetCo

    Has he ever been treated by a vet, **no

    If yes, for what and what meds were used/dosed and time if know?

    Basking or sleeping during the day? **both

    Is he going to the bathroom, how often? **Once every couple days

    If not, when was the last time?

    Is it formed/normal or runny/smelly **formed

    Alone or with others? **Alone, I was told that they would fight if we added another one

    If with others, what sex"?

    Soaking or misting at all and how often? **He does soak in his water tub

    Set up info tank size? **40 gallons

    Temps -what do you use for heat? **We have a heat lamp and basking lamp

    Basking point? **The heat lamp and basking lamp are on one side of the cage

    Cool area? **the other side of the cage is cooler

    What are you measure it with? **we have a digital thermometer on the cool side that stays at about 74 degrees

    What Substrate? **Zilla Ground English Walnut Shells, original owner has been using this as long as she can remember

    UVB Lights type (detailed) what brand, model, and length or wattage is **110 watts, got from Pet Smart

    How old? **2 mnths, I was told to change every 6 mnths

    How close to UVB light when he bask? **He climbs up on his rock and can get about 9ish inches from it

    What hours for day/night? **it’s on from 8am to 8pm on a timer

    Do you use any type of nighttime heat, if so what? **Our heater stays on all night, basking bulb turns off at 8pm

    How is his appetite? IS there a change? **He will ONLY eat super worms. I have a bowl and he is offered veggies and some fruits but never eats them. We used to be able to put the super worms in a bowl and he would grab them with his tongue. Now it’s almost like he’s lost his sense of depth. He tries so hard to grab them but will miss them or hit the side of his bowl. I bought bamboo tongs from the pet store and have been feeding him daily but am not sure how many to feed him. He doesn’t seem blind because he can take them off the tongs but maybe losing sight??

    What size, kind and how many/much insects does he eat daily? **I was told he used to love crickets, but now won’t eat them. I don’t think he can catch them. I’ve put some in his cage and they will sit on him.

    What do you feed the insects normally?

    Is the dragon eating greens/veggies? **I have a bowl and he is offered veggies and some fruits but never eats them.

    What and how much?

    Supplements? **none

    What kind of calcium/how often?

    What kind of vitamins how often

    How are these given to him?

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