Meet Sunny!

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Meet Sunny!

Postby SunnyFury » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:19 pm

Meet Sunny! We got her/him two days ago. 😀 This is my first reptile. I'm so excited but scared because this little dragon is so teeny tiny right now. Wish us luck! I'm so happy I found this place.



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Re: Meet Sunny!

Postby WinFam01 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:27 am

Aww, teeny little baby! They grow so fast.
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Re: Meet Sunny!

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:30 am

Welcome ---- if you have any questions about him please ask - if you would like to go over Sunnys tank set up please ask questions or post pics of his tank and lighting
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Re: Meet Sunny!

Postby SunnyFury » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:46 am

KarrieRee wrote:Welcome ---- if you have any questions about him please ask - if you would like to go over Sunnys tank set up please ask questions or post pics of his tank and lighting
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I actually learned how useless the coil uvb is so I already ordered a reptisun 5 HO 24" fixture and tube. His basking spot is 105 and cool side gets close to 90 which I use a temp gun for readings. He is still warming up to the place and not eating much but he is still eating which is great. I ordered more crickets and decided to try the bsfl since I heard great things about them. I hope he loves them. If I have any questions or concerns I will be sure to ask. Thanks!
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Re: Meet Sunny!

Postby SunnyFury » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:48 am

WinFam01 wrote:Aww, teeny little baby! They grow so fast.


He is the cutest little thing ever.
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Re: Meet Sunny!

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:59 am

Ok the 5.0 is ok but you will need to put it in the tank --- its not strong enough to go thru the screen - its more for aquarium use -- and I am so glad you caught that early on -- most people dont -- you need the 10.0 bulb - when you get the fixture it needs to go inside your tank approx 6-8 inches from basking decor - it needs to be directly overhead --- here are some things you can hang it w/ 3 M command Velcro fasteners- picture hanging wire – long plastic zip ties-- fishing line -- potted plant wire hangers -- picture wire hangers -- basking temps are good -- cool side is too hot -- 80ish -- warm side or usually middle of tank 90's -- his eating will be slow as he adjust --- make sure your offering salads in the morning and use your BSFL to lure him --- dust the crickets w/ calcium D3 5 x per week once per feeding -- vitamins w/ beta carotene 2 x per week once per feeding -- anymore questions please ask here is the nutrition website ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
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Re: Meet Sunny!

Postby SunnyFury » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:11 pm

Thanks. I purchased the 10.0 bulb with it. The cool side is saying 83 right now and the basking spot is like 112 now I don't want it getting that warm. Should I get a stand for the light to raise it up. It's a 100 watt. Or switch it with a 75 maybe? Also she ate one little piece of salad and 6 crickets so far today. Hopefully she settles in and will eat more in the coming days. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Meet Sunny!

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:21 pm

It's good she's eating I would raise bulb if you can - you can try a 75 and if it will keep your basking temps 105-110 - she should start eating more when she's settled in - she's going thru relocation stress- keep us posted
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Re: Meet Sunny!

Postby SunnyFury » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:35 pm

KarrieRee wrote:It's good she's eating I would raise bulb if you can - you can try a 75 and if it will keep your basking temps 105-110 - she should start eating more when she's settled in - she's going thru relocation stress- keep us posted
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I moved her basking rock over just a hair, waiting and checked the temp again. It is reading about 104 now with about 90 in the middle and 83 at the cool side. I'll keep checking to make sure it doesn't climb back up. Its so funny being so proud of a little lizard eating it's food. It reminds me of when I fed my kids baby food for the first time. 😂
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Re: Meet Sunny!

Postby AHBD » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:25 am

It's always great feeling to see the tiny ones munching. :) Is Sunny from a breeder or store and how big is he ?
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Re: Meet Sunny!

Postby SunnyFury » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:57 am

AHBD wrote:It's always great feeling to see the tiny ones munching. :) Is Sunny from a breeder or store and how big is he ?


I got him from a friend who bred their Male and female. I believe this was her first and only clutch. Not sure if they will breed them again. The little one is only a month and a week old, about 4 1/2 inches. She is moving across the country so I think she had to let them go earlier than expected. But he seems very healthy and still eating well.
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Re: Meet Sunny!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:41 pm

:blob5: glad to hear -- she may slow down on the eating w/ relocation stress so dont be alarmed - but you do want her eating something :)
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Re: Meet Sunny!

Postby WinFam01 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:23 pm

SunnyFury wrote:I moved her basking rock over just a hair, waiting and checked the temp again. It is reading about 104 now with about 90 in the middle and 83 at the cool side. I'll keep checking to make sure it doesn't climb back up. Its so funny being so proud of a little lizard eating it's food. It reminds me of when I fed my kids baby food for the first time. 😂


😆I think the same thing, it's all about feeding and pooping, just like with an infant!
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Re: Meet Sunny!

Postby SunnyFury » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:29 pm

Sunny is doing so good! He is eating like a champ probably over 20 very small crickets a day (it's hard to count those tiny things so I just toss them in and he goes to town). Still only eating a few teeny pieces of green a day but that's okay. I'm waiting for my bsfl to get here and I'll try that on his salad. And I'm pretty sure he fell asleep in my hand tonight. Or he is a great actor lol I'm going to start tracking his growth but I can tell that he has put on some weight and length now that he has all the food to himself lol
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Re: Meet Sunny!

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:08 am

Its good hes eating so well just do not leave those crickets in the tank over nite -- they will come out and bite him and cause a possible infection---
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