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beardiemom wrote at 2012-10-16 18:51:59
Hi Ron,

You may want to check the UV bulb, although it is still lit, the UV rays may no longer be active if the bulb is older than one year.  Beardies need UVA rays to maintain their CA levels and the eyes will bulge and they will start to twitch if their Calcium levels are wrong.  


Diane wrote at 2013-01-19 21:12:19
It is UVB that they need to be able to process the calcium


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I am well versed in all aspects of the care and keeping of green iguanas, leopard geckos and bearded dragons. This includes all husbandry issues pertaining to the above species. I am not a vet so I cannot answer medical questions. I research other reptiles and am able to give general information on other species of lizards. I prefer not to answer snake questions as that I have not researched them enough.

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I own 3 green iguanas, two of which are rescues. I own two leopard geckos, both rescues. I've had my reptiles for 11 years. I spend many hours researching the care of my reptiles to keep up to date on all information pertaining to keeping reptiles that I have. I own a yahoo group dedicated to raising healthy iguanas.

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Scales and Tails Exotic Pet Rescue (one of the founding members)

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One of the Co Authors of the Book "The Iguana Dens Care and Keeping of Giant Green Iguanas"

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I was a Vet Tech for 6 years. Research, experience and learning from the experience of others that have raised reptiles for many years.

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