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Desk set up

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:30 am
by Dogstar5988
Hello, in an effort to get my newer beardie to get used to my presence I have made him a little spot at my desk. I work from home so I am working there with him next to me. I have a heat light for him at the right temp but I worry about taking him away from the UVB. How long do you think is okay for him to be away from his UVB on a regular basis? I have been doing about an hour a day so far but planned on upping that to maybe 2-3. Also do I have to worry about too much humidity? It gets a little stuffy in my office.
Thank you

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Re: Desk set up

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:39 am
by MrSpectrum
I have no issues with an hour a day. Longer than that (on a regular basis) may depend on how much he's getting in his enclosure (strength of--and distance from--bulb, etc) but I don't really know. :dontknow:
Someone else here likely has an opinion on that.

As far as humidity, again, I wouldn't worry about an hour (or even a bit longer) but you could get a digital hygrometer with probe to monitor what's going on.

YMMV

PS Hope he doesn't mind that speaker next to his l'il head! :lol:

Re: Desk set up

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:06 am
by CooperDragon
I've found that they do well outside their enclosures if you have a safe spot for them. Since you have a heat lamp he can be out for hours if he wants to be. They need UVB while basking but not all the time. I've found that even given choices, my dragon often sits under the regular heat lamp during the day. You can also provide UVB if you set up a lamp with a mercury vapor bulb. The 100w PowerSun or 100w MegaRay tend to work nicely for this. Set them about 12'' up off of the floor (or basking spot in the house) and that should do the trick.

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