Reptiles/bearded dragon


my bearded dragon has had is eyes closed for 4 weeks he occasionally opens them to eat but thats it. and lately his eyes have been waterting and he doesnt even open his eyes to eat i need help please

Hello Justin,

I am sorry your dragon isn't doing well!
Can you review your tank set up with me, such as they type & brand of UVB light, temperatures, supplementation, etc.  
Is the UVB light a tube bulb or a compact/coil light?  Are you using a bright white basking light?
What type of substrate are you using, a solid substrate or a loose substrate such as sand, bark, etc?

Do you have any pictures of him?



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Tracie Kretzschmar


I can answer questions pertaining to health, UVB specifics, overall husbandry care & supplementation, analysis of blood test results, and behavioral problems & handling. I can answer questions pertaining to bearded dragons, leopard geckos, iguanas, uromastyx & ball pythons. I can answer adeno virus related questions in bearded dragons, & then specifically about the testing methods as well. I am beginning an Pogona Adeno Testing Society in 2008 which will help to begin to start some standardization within the bearded dragon colonies of the breeders who choose to test.


I have been working with bearded dragons for over 5 years now, as well as leopard geckos, too. I am currently doing rescues, as well. I hope to be able to educate people prior to them purchasing an exotic pet in order to avoid any health crisis with them.

I have a master's degree in sports medicine & physiology, & 1 year of vet tech schooling, & am currently working on a reptile certification through the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council.

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