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Not eating

Postby EricBo » Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:22 am

My boy Slick was a savage of a eater. He would eat anything I put in front of him,but last couple months he has not been eating much if anything on some days. He doesn’t appear to be losing massive weight but obviously has lost a little. He is hydrated. I use a syringe and usually takes a few minutes before he starts lapping it up. Reptisun 10 and his basking spot is between 100-115. He’s not black,alert and seems his relaxed arrogant self.

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Re: Not eating

Postby AHBD » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:38 am

This time of year beardies can go in to brumation or just slow down in general. Both of my boys have been asleep for about a month now, stone cold except for the other day I had Tigger out for some water because I woke him up.
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Re: Not eating

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:07 pm

The Reptisun 10 is a tube or a coil?
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Re: Not eating

Postby EricBo » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:32 pm

KarrieRee wrote:The Reptisun 10 is a tube or a coil?
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I have the tube light mounted on the inside of his terrarium. His terrarium is the zen habitats.
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Re: Not eating

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:32 pm

Ok and the bulb your using is it a T 8 or a T 5 and the distance to basking spot?
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Re: Not eating

Postby EricBo » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:24 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Ok and the bulb your using is it a T 8 or a T 5 and the distance to basking spot?
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T5 it’s 10 inch to basking rock ,and 12 inches from a thick branch I have that runs length of terrarium where he spends 90% of his time on.
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Re: Not eating

Postby EricBo » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:28 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Ok and the bulb your using is it a T 8 or a T 5 and the distance to basking spot?
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I have a new bulb coming in tomorrow. This one is 3 months old I just bought it because wouldn’t hurt to try. I bought the one In there now from a store and for some reason I don’t trust anything that can be returned. Someone could have easily put old bulb into new bulbs package and return it and still have a new bulb free.
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Re: Not eating

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:43 pm

So the 10 inches is too close that is why hes at the 12 inch -- T 5's are 12-15 inches directly under basking decor piece -- keep track of his weight --- it could be weather and that time of year mine are more lazy these days eating not alot -- I recently weighed them and my youngest has gained weight my oldest is sustaining his -- how old is he? He could be getting ready to go into brumation -
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Re: Not eating

Postby EricBo » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:53 pm

KarrieRee wrote:So the 10 inches is too close that is why hes at the 12 inch -- T 5's are 12-15 inches directly under basking decor piece -- keep track of his weight --- it could be weather and that time of year mine are more lazy these days eating not alot -- I recently weighed them and my youngest has gained weight my oldest is sustaining his -- how old is he? He could be getting ready to go into brumation -
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I don’t think it’s that. What I meant is he spends 90% of time there when he’s off his rock which is hours. It’s 10 inches,but it’s not direct under bask it’s to the side few inches,so that the heat lamp is not melting my fixture and he’s actually getting the heat. I thought may have been when the air conditioning was turned up for the summer months he may have thought was time to start slowing down. I’ll mess around with lighting tomorrow some.
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