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Old 11-13-2011, 04:40 PM
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Baby Bearded Dragon acting weird.. Need quick advise !

Hello,

I'm getting worried about a new Bearded Dragon I got two days ago and I'm looking for some answers that could maybe help

To explain the situation:

I already have a Baby Bearded Dragon, must be two or three months old but I'm not sure of it's sexe. He's called Noopy, he is very actif, eats well and has a good health so we decided to get another one.

The new one should be one months or less and they said it was a male.
Since we put them together, the new Bearded Dragon is really acting weird, I don't think he looks to good
The first time he was jumping around to catch crickets but since he hasen't been eating, just stayes flat on the floor with his eyes closed and definatly doesn't have an vigourous eye of attitude..

I don't know if the is sick or if he is just adapting or not comfertable with Noopy but I have to call the place I got him from tomorrow to see if I should bring him back (Which I really don't want to do ) but if I could get answers it would really help!

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What are the temperatures in the basking area and the rest of the cage?
What brand and type (compact, spiral, long linear tube) UVB light are you using?
What are you using for a substrate?
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My first advice is separate them asap. If they are different sizes or worst yet, both males, then one of the two will most likely lose out on food. The first dragon in the tank most likely views it as his. Put another smaller one in and it won't do well, as you are seeing.
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That dosent sound good at all.there is a theory that all bearded dragons are born with worms and coccidia I have a little red leather back dragon I got from one of the best breeders in the US. When he sales a dragon he dose a full fecals test and mess before selling them. He told me 99% of all his baby dragons have coccidia and worms right out of the egg.why I don't know. But it sounds like you need to put him in his Owen tank and get a fecal done ASAP I am willing to bet that is what is wrong with your little guy.JMO.
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The général temperature is around 35-40°C , 45°C near the heating lamp during daylight time and dropes down to 21°C at night, we have a UVB liner tube light which heats, a heating mat on the flood (underneath the terrarium).

I don't think the envirement is the problem as the first one we have (Noopy) is doing great and is in perfect condition, I unfortunately think Noopy is a male and that the new one isn't well with him

Or that he is sick.. How could I know if he isn't in good health?

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The général temperature is around 35-40°C , 45°C near the heating lamp during daylight time and dropes down to 21°C at night, we have a UVB liner tube light which heats, a heating mat on the flood (underneath the terrarium).

I don't think the envirement is the problem as the first one we have (Noopy) is doing great and is in perfect condition, I unfortunately think Noopy is a male and that the new one isn't well with him

Or that he is sick.. How could I know if he isn't in good health?

Thanks
You need to get fecal test done on them both. Also get rid of the under tank heater. More dragons get hurt and die from those dang things every year. They do not understand that heat is coming from the bottom. They have what is called a 3rd eye in the center of there head that let's them know there temps and needs. From a lights.
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Thank you for your reply Texas Ranger,

but how can he suddenly be sick when he was doing perfectly well before we baught him? :S

I really think they just can't stay together.. When we carry him he moves and is better, he did try and run after crickets to eat them but then Noopy got all big and black bearded which clearly shows agressivness, and the little new one did that knodding thing with his head they do when they are dominated..
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Thank you for your reply Texas Ranger,

but how can he suddenly be sick when he was doing perfectly well before we baught him? :S

I really think they just can't stay together.. When we carry him he moves and is better, he did try and run after crickets to eat them but then Noopy got all big and black bearded which clearly shows agressivness, and the little new one did that knodding thing with his head they do when they are dominated..
It could be one just showing dominates over the other and stress is a factor now. O and a move from place to place and stress a reptile and if they have parisites the stress of the move has mad them week or any big changes to the environment will stress them too. And the parisite load starts to grow because the animal is week.JMO.
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It could be one just showing dominates over the other and stress is a factor now. O and a move from place to place and stress a reptile and if they have parisites the stress of the move has mad them week or any big changes to the environment will stress them too. And the parisite load starts to grow because the animal is week.JMO.
Unfortunately I guess I should give him back then I really don't think he's sick, I think he feels stressed and not well because of Noopy who has certanly already made the place his home.

I saw the new one waiting Nooèy had finished eating before he could get a try.

Can two males really not live together?
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Unfortunately I guess I should give him back then I really don't think he's sick, I think he feels stressed and not well because of Noopy who has certanly already made the place his home.

I saw the new one waiting Nooèy had finished eating before he could get a try.

Can two males really not live together?
Having had beardies for years, my opinion is that 2 males can't live together. Sorry.
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