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Lights On or Off During Naptime?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:16 pm
by missbrightside
My beardie, about 6 months old, has started napping in the afternoon. He recently got a much larger terrarium so he spends most of his mornings running around, which I'm sure wears him out!

I'm wondering if I should turn his light off while he naps. I am worried that doing so might throw off his schedule or light cycle, but I know that sleeping while the light is on is difficult.

Just not sure. Any and all responses are appreciated! :)

Re: Lights On or Off During Naptime?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:36 pm
by KarrieRee
Lights need to be on 12 hrs and off 12 hrs -- when he naps does he nap under his basking light--? that is normal for them to do that
Karrie

Re: Lights On or Off During Naptime?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:53 pm
by missbrightside
I had a feeling I should keep the lights on, just wanted to double check. He does nap under his basking light. I'm relieved to know that this is normal! As a new mama, I can be quite a worrywart.

Thank you very much for the help! :)

Re: Lights On or Off During Naptime?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:15 am
by Cazz
As long as you provide a place to get out of the light, your beardie will be fine. They know when to get out of the light and when they need the light. Think of it like this, does the sun go out in the wild when they nap? I do however shorten my light cycle to 10 on and 14 off in the winter time and reverse those times during the warmer months to more closely mimic seasonal changes but 12 and 12 is fine. Hope this helps.