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    Lazy Dragon

    Hi just wondering. we have a 2 year old Beardy in good health i think.
    We cleaned out his tank and replaced the whole UVB light with a bigger one as well and the sand.
    Everything is the same, He's become very lethargic doesn't want to stay on his hammock
    all he wants to do is lay on the sand.
    He still has a good appetite but just wants to lay around.
    Any ideas on what could be wrong !!!
    He has fresh water and food every day.
    Could our high heat and humidity in Qld be a problem !
    One think i have noticed when we put him outside in the sun he seems to get very lively and even puffs up his chest and neck
    and opens his mouth at me when I go to pick him up LOL

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    More information please Dave Temps at the cool end and under the basking spot? Diet? Is here water in the tank all the time? Couldn't imagine the heat being a problem or the humidity up here. What part of Qld are you from. Basically as much information as possible and any pics you can put up. Some people say a Good Diet but when it comes down to it they are getting the beardie equivalent of Mc Donald's if you know what I mean
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    Quote Originally Posted by briansworms View Post
    More information please Dave Temps at the cool end and under the basking spot? Diet? Is here water in the tank all the time? Couldn't imagine the heat being a problem or the humidity up here. What part of Qld are you from. Basically as much information as possible and any pics you can put up. Some people say a Good Diet but when it comes down to it they are getting the beardie equivalent of Mc Donald's if you know what I mean
    Hi Temp is about 30 i the cool end and about 45 in the basking area. He has water in his tank 24/7 fresh every day. he get "rocket, raw carrot, apple, grapes, live crickets, live woodies, extra calcium supplement, prunes. Rocket is his daily green with the other items every 2-3 days with crickets every second day. the new UVB lamp is 600mm long the old one was 450 long. Iv'e added a few pics.


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    I don't think he's getting enough UVB.

    Remove the UVB blocking acrylic/glass panel from the lighting unit, it should make a world of difference.
    UVB 5.0 is a little on the low side for desert reptiles like beardies, a UVB 10.0 or UVB 200 (different brands, different notations) would make a far better choice.

    The presence of the panel is just an assumption, I think I can see it in the pics but it's deceptive.
    Last edited by Bearded Penguin; 19-01-2017 at 08:32 PM.

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    one thing i for got to mention. is he is shedding.
    I'll remove that plastic panel and see how he goes,

    Thanks

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    i think he like staying on the sand. just wan to stay on the sand

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    10.jpgLethargic have much reasons. I agree with your solution, change a new environment or simple, give him a space for free. That's enough, sometime, you can change time for eating, use sound for relaxing, observe signs of unhealthy beardies.
    Hope you have best result!

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