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Upgraded Tank..Now Constant Digging/Wall Scratching

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:28 pm
by terrims313
Hi,
My beardie is less than a year old, and I recently upgraded his tank from Exo Terra Large/Low to Large/Wide. Since I moved him a few days ago he keeps digging and scratching the glass off and on throughout the day. Should I be concerned or is this normal behavior with the change?

Sorry I don't know why I posted this in enclosures, but did not know how to move it. Sorry

Re: Upgraded Tank..Now Constant Digging/Wall Scratching

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:04 pm
by KarrieRee
He probably has relocation stress --- if you would like for us to view the set up to see if there are any other issues that could be causing this behavior please post pics -- https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG on top of the message box
Karrie

Re: Upgraded Tank..Now Constant Digging/Wall Scratching

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:01 pm
by terrims313
Have the bar light inside all the way across diagonal. Its the arcadia bulb and then I just have a 100w basking bulb.

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Re: Upgraded Tank..Now Constant Digging/Wall Scratching

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:05 pm
by CooperDragon
Your lighting sounds good. He may just be exploring the new space a bit. I'd give him some time to adjust. If after a couple of weeks his restless behavior continues, you may want to provide time for him outside the tank to burn off some more energy.

Re: Upgraded Tank..Now Constant Digging/Wall Scratching

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:34 pm
by KarrieRee
So the UVB spans the whole tank?
Karrie

Re: Upgraded Tank..Now Constant Digging/Wall Scratching

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:52 pm
by terrims313
Yes, the UV is expanding the whole enclosure.

Re: Upgraded Tank..Now Constant Digging/Wall Scratching

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:53 pm
by terrims313
I forgot to add that the basking spot is about 105 using a gun to check it. Cool side is about 80-85.

Re: Upgraded Tank..Now Constant Digging/Wall Scratching

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:57 pm
by KarrieRee
So he has no way to get away from the UVB?
Karrie

Re: Upgraded Tank..Now Constant Digging/Wall Scratching

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:29 pm
by terrims313
He has a hide underneath the tile you see in the photo. You think it would be better to get a shorter light? I have a female in the same size tank and she does actually have a shorter UV that spans a little more than half, but she never seems to go to the other side.

Re: Upgraded Tank..Now Constant Digging/Wall Scratching

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:42 pm
by KarrieRee
Well from what I have learned the UVB should not span the whole tank--- 2/3 at most-- so you might want to think of putting a shorter UVB in and have it so he can sit directly under it giving him the option of when he needs to sit under it
Karrie

Re: Upgraded Tank..Now Constant Digging/Wall Scratching

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:04 am
by terrims313
Thanks! I am still learning. Going to exchange today for shorter today.