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Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist
Category: Reptile
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Experience:  Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.
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My bearded dragon all of a sudden isn't doing well. He has

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My bearded dragon all of a sudden isn't doing well. He has lost a lot of weight and I noticed that he has a lump on his abdomen that wasn't there before. He won't eat and isn't moving around much. The limbs on the right side are skinny but the ones on the left side are swollen and hard. This all happened within about a week and I don't know what to do.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 11 months ago.

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

Expert:  Joan replied 11 months 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 11 months ago.
He is in a 50 gallon terrarium with repti sand he has a 125w bulb that is about 4 months old. He has a turtle shell hiding place and a large heating rock. He eats crickets and fresh lettuce and sometimes Flucker's Buffet Blend For Adult Bearded Dragons. I don't know the brand of the bulb. Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures.
Expert:  Joan replied 11 months ago.

Do you have two lights one being a UVB bulb? This is very important.

I need to know about the lighting because it has bearing on the health.

Do you use any supplements?

State to locate a Herp Vet.

Please remove the sand as it is deadly to Dragons. Replace with Paper, Cage carpet or Tile. For tonight use paper.