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New to the beardies

Postby Jfoss1987 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:51 pm

Hello my names Justin, just bought a beardie from PetSmart he was the biggest healthiest looking one. I got a 40 gallon breader I bought a reptisun 10.0 uvb bulb I have a 100 watt halogen bulb for his basking,, I have a concern he wasn’t eating much the past two days a few crickets here and there he just finished shedding so maybe it’s that.. he basks a lot I have a digital thermometer accurate and it reads 95 on his rock with 43% humidity.. he drinks a decent amount but he’s not eating nearly as much as he should am I doing something wrong here?
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Re: New to the beardies

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:58 pm

How old is the dragon? A baby? A juvie? This is a 10.0 uvb bulb coil or tube? Shes going to go thru relocation stress - so its not uncommon for them to not eat as much -- but she should be eating something -- it she quits eating all together that is a issue-- are you feeding salads?
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Re: New to the beardies

Postby Jfoss1987 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:00 pm

Sorry I wasn’t more into depth. I was leaving floor for question.. it’s not the 10.0 coil.. I believe it a juvenile.. she’s eating. Collards and crickets I gave her two wax worms to maybe help cause I seen they love them as a “ treat” and she ate 4 so far
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Re: New to the beardies

Postby Jfoss1987 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:02 pm

As far as age I couldn’t get a legit answer from PetSmart lol.. figures. When she first came home which was a week ago she ate a bunch an then she started showing she was gonna shed and she did and she’s bright and colorful now.. Maybe I’m over thinking I just don’t wanna mess it up you know
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Re: New to the beardies

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:06 pm

Ok so basking temps should be 95-110 --- UVB is a T 5 or a T 8 and brand please ? Feed those wax worms sparingly --- they are fatty and can cause long term liver issues -- you might want to get her some super worms better treat for her ---
here is the website for nutrition ignore the kale thing
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
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Re: New to the beardies

Postby Jfoss1987 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:29 pm

It’s a t-8 bulb reptisun
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Re: New to the beardies

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:00 pm

Good bulb- make sure there is no cover over the bulb it's exposed and it should be 6-8 inches directly above the basking decor--
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Re: New to the beardies

Postby Jfoss1987 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:02 pm

It’s on top of the screen.. how do I post a picture I will show u the set up
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Re: New to the beardies

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:24 pm

You want it in the tank -- T 8's are not strong enough to go thru the screen it blocks 30% of the rays --- you can hang w/ these 3 M command Velcro fasteners- picture hanging wire –long plastic zip ties-- fishing line -- potted plant wire hangers -- shoe laces
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post
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