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Re: Looking for some new advice

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:05 pm

Ok so basking decor needs to be directly underneath- approx 6-8 inches from it--- how old is?
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Re: Looking for some new advice

Postby DragonCompanion21 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:36 am

There is one that he has had since we got him (which has been cleaned several times), but there is also a mostly unused hammock that could be considered newer. However, whenever I put the hammock in there, he usually just goes underneath into the shade. Do you think a brand new piece would encourage him to bask?
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Re: Looking for some new advice

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:42 am

No dont change out the hammock yet ----can you post pics please so can get a better idea of what is going on
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Re: Looking for some new advice

Postby DragonCompanion21 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:22 pm

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This is the setup with the hammock
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Re: Looking for some new advice

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:34 pm

I would move that hammock and see if he will bask on the log- try that and see what his behavior does- your better off w/ a fleece or cloth hammock - the mesh tend to catch their nails and they get caught hurting themselves
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Re: Looking for some new advice

Postby AHBD » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:51 pm

Hi there, best to remove the hammock since he won't bask on it, get a larger branch to use for basking . The uvb is fine where it is so just put in a nice log like one of these that I collect outside and sterilize in the oven at 250 for an hour or so.

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg

The piece in the middle is actually a very old driftwood root, all one piece.
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Re: Looking for some new advice

Postby DragonCompanion21 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:06 pm

Okay, so after removing the hammock he still won't bask on his log. I will probably look for some driftwood or other piece of decor that I can use after being sterilized or bought. I noticed he will still stay in the same spot even if the temperature is slightly higher without the shade. I don't know why, but sometimes he will climb the back of the tank vertically, is this normal?
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Re: Looking for some new advice

Postby AHBD » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:01 pm

He looks pretty good sized. This time of year a lot of beardies brumate. Both of my 8 year olds are sleeping right now. You have to give him a hide and you can turn the lights on a bit later in the day or just be sure he has a pretty cool area to sleep. BTW are you positive he's a male ? If not, here's how to tell :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/articles/sexing/
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Re: Looking for some new advice

Postby DragonCompanion21 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:41 pm

The vetinary clinic I got him from said he was a male and had been brought in from someone who had put him in the same enclosure with another bearded dragon, and he hurt his leg when they ended up fighting. Personally I will check again, but I was always afraid of hurting him accidentally if I lifted his tail up too much, and as a result couldn't get clear results.
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