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Clawing at UVB light?

Postby mtthwvlz » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:13 pm

Hey everyone, so Frenchie has been doing this for the longest time now, he always is running along the back side of his tank. Its almost as if hes chasing his reflection but he also like to claw at the uvb light. The light was just replaced about a week ago, and he has not been wanting to eat his dubia roaches, although he goes right for supers (second time having supers since 7 months). Heres him in the act.[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Clawing at UVB light?

Postby Drache613 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:55 pm

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Re: Clawing at UVB light?

Postby Drache613 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:09 pm

Hello,

Which tube UVB brand are you using?
He maybe clawing at the light because of the placement of the light.
I would recommend moving the tube bulb to an overhead position so it's easier on
his eyes & it is directed downward onto him more efficiently.
What type of basking light are you using? Be sure that the tube bulb is placed beside
the basking light also.

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Re: Clawing at UVB light?

Postby mtthwvlz » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:42 pm

I'm using a reptisun t8, and I believe my basking bulb is a 50 or 75w zoomed basking bulb. And it's difficult for an overhead placement because its gotta be 6-8 inches from him right?
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Re: Clawing at UVB light?

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:48 pm

He's curious about …. I get the same thing from Fluffy when I have her out for fun time (to interact and crawl all over and I sometime handfeed her some wormy treats (she LOVES mealworm lavae and pupae), when I am handfeeding her I use a headtorch and she's very curious the sun shining out of my forehead LOL).

My Puff in particular used to be obsessed with the reflector dome holding his 26W UVB200 and had it suspended pendulum style under the lid of his rearing tank , would "play" tappies and nose bumpies with it for ages each day.

If beardie can reach the light it's too close , good idea to invest in T5HO 12%UVB tube and matching proper reflector hood and mount these under the lid 12" from the basking spot.
CBDs: Puff (M)(RIP 10Dec2015 @ 3.2 yrs old (aneurism)),Rex (F)(RIP 16Mar2017 @ 4.6 yrs old,Toothless (M)(sudden unexplained death RIP 26Nov2017) @ 2.1 yrs old.Peppa (F) (born 15Nov2015).
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