- Apr 11, 2018
- Location (City and/or State)
I picked up a 3 yo bearded dragon for my niece. Her mom won’t be picking him up for a week or two. He has some spots in his ankle creases that concern me. He has a spot on his foot too. A guy at PetSmart and has lots of bearded dragons looked at him and said he looks great except for these spots. He thinks he has not been moving very much at all and his last few sheds were not complete in those creases. I do not think he had a heat bulb which would make his lack of movement logical. She had two bulbs with him, UVB and 15 watt. He eats fine and once I provided a basking bulb and nighttime CHE, he has been active and actually hunting his crickets. Previous owner said he would only eat insects if they handled him. That is not the case. I think he was so cold, he wasn’t able to exert much energy. She was also putting vegetable oil on his greens because he had trouble pooping, well that would happen without heat. We took him outside for some great UVB and warmth, gave him a 20-30 minute warm bath, sprayed some shedding assist stuff on him and rubbed it in, and also put some Bactroban on it just in case it is infected. Any help or thoughts? Tabasco is very large (almost 2ft).