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Postby Duity1234 » Mon May 18, 2020 4:14 am

Hi there!
I just got a new beardie about four days ago, and i need some help.

He is 2 1/2 years old and his previous owners took very good care of him. Now that he is relocated I understand that he is stressed, as he hasn’t been eating or basking, and he sleeps alot and hides himself from me. For the past two days i’ve tried to hold him for short periods of time, but then he gets stressmarks so i just put him back.

I just want to make sure that this is normal, and I really want him to eat and bask as it worries me that he doesn’t. Anyone who can tell me if this is normal or not? Many thanks <3
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Re: Help!

Postby KarrieRee » Mon May 18, 2020 5:37 am

Congrats on your new buddy----------------- lets go over the tank husbandry lots of times people get dragons from previous and the husbandry is off ---- so tell me what size tank --- what are the basking temps and how are you taking them NO stick ons they are inaccurate--- and really important the UVB-- is it a coil or tube and where in the tank is it if its a tube we can start there --
It is common for them to not eat as much in the first few days maybe a week but he should be eating something -- hiding is not good cuz then hes not basking - we want him basking --
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Re: Help!

Postby Duity1234 » Mon May 18, 2020 10:21 am

My tank is exactly 40 gallons, the basking temperature is 36 degrees Celsius and I’m not sure what kind of thermostat I have, it is not connected to anything i can move it around freely in the tank to measure the temperature in the different spots. I have a tube UVB light which recently got changed. It is placed in the middle of the tank roof. When I bought the Beardie from the previous owner, everything seemed fine, he was calm and basked as he should.
Please tell me if anything i mentioned above should be done differently.

Now he seems to almost hide whenever i walk past the tank, he seems scared and won’t move anywhere when I’m in the room. I don’t know what to do, if I’m doing anything wrong, and how to make him comfortable around me or even in his tank.

Thank you so much for your respond.
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Re: Help!

Postby KarrieRee » Mon May 18, 2020 10:37 am

Please post a pic of your tank so I can see what is going on there ---- the 96 degree temp is ok but it needs to be accurate --- the temp thing you can move around does it have a probe end? Is it a digital that sits in the tank freely? UVB brand and bulb--- look on the bulb itself it will tell you ---
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