My dragon is sleeping on his wall!?!

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My dragon is sleeping on his wall!?!

Postby ZillaTheCutie » Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:12 pm

Hello! This is my first time posting here! My dragon (Zilla <3) is sleeping super weird!! There is a climbing wall on the back wall of zillas enclosure, and right above that is his heating lamp. When i switched his night-time lamp on for the night he climbed up on the wall right under the lamp and he seems to be sleeping there! He is eating/drinking as usual and the tem is as it usialy should be. Is this normal and should i be concerned?! His basking Bulb is at 75 watt and his night-time one is at 15. The current cage temp is at 73f. I was told by a friend that this the right temp+watt stuff i should have/get.
Sorry if this is a bit of a stupid question, i haven't found anyone else's dragon sleeping like this and im bit of a nervous reck right now lol. Zillas my first dragon and i want him to be comfortable/safe. If you know anything about this please help me out!!!
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Re: My dragon is sleeping on his wall!?!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:19 am

First of all there should be no light on at nite AT ALL -- dragons sleep in the dark and they like it cool - not below 65 in the 70's is fine- dragons have a 3rd eye on top of their head and it is sensitive to light - so please ditch the light ---- w/ you telling us this please review your set up so we can give you some tips on what you should have and should not have --- you can go here and review your set up to see if you need some help replacing things
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=256269
this was just posted last nite and it is to help new owners and from us having to constantly repeat ourselves--- if you have ANY more questions or need clarification on anything PLEASE ASK we are here to help- we want your baby healthy ---- to answer your question dragons do sleep in the strangest places -- when I first got Hiccup he used to sleep in this tiny plastic cactus plant that was in the tank -- the plant is still there and he towers over that plant now
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Re: My dragon is sleeping on his wall!?!

Postby ZillaTheCutie » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:21 am

KarrieRee wrote:First of all there should be no light on at nite AT ALL -- dragons sleep in the dark and they like it cool - not below 65 in the 70's is fine- dragons have a 3rd eye on top of their head and it is sensitive to light - so please ditch the light ---- w/ you telling us this please review your set up so we can give you some tips on what you should have and should not have --- you can go here and review your set up to see if you need some help replacing things
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=256269
this was just posted last nite and it is to help new owners and from us having to constantly repeat ourselves--- if you have ANY more questions or need clarification on anything PLEASE ASK we are here to help- we want your baby healthy ---- to answer your question dragons do sleep in the strangest places -- when I first got Hiccup he used to sleep in this tiny plastic cactus plant that was in the tank -- the plant is still there and he towers over that plant now
Karrie

Thanks for helping out! Im a bit new to this :p. ill make sure not to leave on any light at night!
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Re: My dragon is sleeping on his wall!?!

Postby ZillaTheCutie » Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:57 pm

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here is his cage setup. Sorry for taking so long to post it. I was having troubles uploading it lol. Let me know if theres anything wrong >•<
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Re: My dragon is sleeping on his wall!?!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:13 pm

Did you read the link I posted in my last post? I see a stick on for temps- they are not accurate for getting basking temps--- and I see only domes for lights which tells me you have a coil UVB-- those are inadequate-- you need a 24" fixture w a reflector--and a Reptisun 10.0 T 5 bulb--- those are the best on the market at this time- if you need help finding that please ask I have websites you can order from- you can get a digital probe thermometer from Petco or PetSmart for $7-- you need to get both the UVB and thermometer-- ASAP--
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Re: My dragon is sleeping on his wall!?!

Postby ZillaTheCutie » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:34 pm

Hey thanks for the reply. Im dyslexic so i must have just skimmed the Info on the link (oops). This is super concerning and i mega regret not slowing down and reading everything. i will replace everything that needs replacing asap. Im so glad i came here for help!! Thank you so much for the help
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Re: My dragon is sleeping on his wall!?!

Postby loljelloclowdz » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:50 pm

They do sleep in weird spots. My favorite was when Mari was just 4 months old and she’d jump out of the top of her viv early in the morning and sleep on top of her UVB fixture. I had to make major adjustments to her enclosure because she kept leaping out of the top. (It wasn’t covered at first because I didn’t think beardies were like other lizards, lol. Turns out juvenile beardies are just as agile as anoles.)

Now she’s 10 months old and I just let her free roam, but she doesn’t leave her viv much anymore.
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