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Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist
Category: Reptile
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I have a bearded dragon that is about 1 year old. Today I

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I have a bearded dragon that is about 1 year old. Today I get home and try to feed him crickets. He was not interested in them. Then I noticed his front right leg was positioned to his side. I picked him up and put him back down, when we moves he does not use that leg.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 1 month ago.

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in Reptiles and Reptile Rescue.

Expert:  Joan replied 1 month ago.

Can you post a picture of the Dragon?

Can you tell em about the set up?


UVB bulb linear tube or compact coil, strength, age of bulb and brand?

Temps in Basking area, ambient temp and cool side?

Diet prey/veggies?



Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Carpet like substrate mat. Zoo Med 75W heat bulb. Tube UVB bulb. Heat bulb age 1 month. UVB bulb 8 months. Temperature unknown. Diet: crickets, black soldier fly larvae, calcium powder and vitamin powder by rep cal.
Expert:  Joan replied 1 month ago.

Thank you! can you tell me if you feed any veggies?

What strength is the UVB? 2.0, 5.0. 8.0 or 10.0?

Need to get a Basking temp, an ambient and a cool side this could have bearing on what is happening.