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Help new bearded dragon never had one before

Postby Dannysmith1712 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:19 am

Hi everyone got a new baby dragon last Sunday so had him a week and hes not settling he's only eating 2 or 3 locusts a day he's been basking but now he wants to sit up next to the uvb light he's window surfing and all sorts he's also shredding help what do i do do I just leave him to settle or is there something wrong I'm new to all this
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Re: Help new bearded dragon never had one before

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:32 am

Please go over the UVB brand and bulb coil or tube and where in the tank is it? NO coils!! They are inadequate! Basking temps need to be 105-110 taken w/ a digital probe thermometer ---- NO stick ons they are inaccurate! If hes shedding and only been w/ you for a week of so hes also going thru relocation stress - eating will be off but he should not quit eating all together -- if he does there is a problem- are you using any colored bulbs in the tank ??
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Re: Help new bearded dragon never had one before

Postby Dannysmith1712 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:37 am

Hi kerrie
It's a tube light and temp is at 40 degrees hot end I have thermostat probe in the middle and a temp probe at the hot end and the cold end the tube is along the top of the viv and I have my basking bulb next to that with a guard no coloured bulbs and he's eating but not alot and he keeps window surfing can't settle,
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Re: Help new bearded dragon never had one before

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:47 am

Ok so take a pic of the tank and lighting and I need a pic of the UVB writing on the bulb please
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Re: Help new bearded dragon never had one before

Postby Dannysmith1712 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:55 am

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Re: Help new bearded dragon never had one before

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:08 am

Ok so the UVB needs to be directly over him in a hood w/ a reflector - depending on what you get I recommend a Reptisun 10.0 T 5 bulb or Arcadia 12% bulb - these are the best on the market at this time - placement depends on the screen itself - if its a fine screen like a screen door it would need to go inside the tank w/ a distance of 12-15 inches directly above basking decor NO back wall mounted - if its a wide holed screen like a dime or similar it can sit on top distance of 8-10 inches basking decor directly underneath -- at this point from what I see hes getting NO UVB--- basking temps and UVB are the MOST important thing in that tank --- please get it fixed - I would recommend getting him some BSFL also know as phoenix worms calci worms and nutri grubs -- they are a great staple for babies and they can be used to lure him to the salad bowl -- you want him eating salads now - also morio worms which I think are super worms can be used as well but you need small ones -- here is a website for nutrition http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder -- how far is the basking bulb from him ? You do not want it any closer than 6 inches --- the probe your getting basking temps on the spot he sits correct?
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Re: Help new bearded dragon never had one before

Postby Dannysmith1712 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:48 am

The difficulty is I'm in the UK so I don't know if I can get all that stuff here and do u think he's stressed just cause of the shredding etc as he keeps window surfing and it's worrying me i am gutloading his insects I give him hoping that will still give him the nutrients
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Re: Help new bearded dragon never had one before

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:06 pm

You should be able to find that UVB bulb I have recommended -- get on google and research there for every thing I have recommended --- do you have any pet stores where you are -- call them ask for the UVB bulbs I have recommended and you need a fixture w/ a reflector this is VERY important -- google BSFL -- there are many people in the UK that have dragons and all have found the recommended fixtures and bulbs - the Arcadia is a very popular bulb where you are -- he is stessed from relocation and will eventually settle down - but you must get the lighting in order or you will have a sick dragon on your hands --- that UVB is so very important along w/ correct fixture and placement
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Re: Help new bearded dragon never had one before

Postby Dannysmith1712 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:46 pm

Where would I put the thermostat probe in the middle or at the side when it was at the side it went off and on now I have it in the middle, the basking bulb stays on all the time
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Re: Help new bearded dragon never had one before

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:52 pm

The probe needs to sit where he sits to bask get the temp then you can move it again if you want but I would place it there every so often checking your basking temps - the basking light should not stay on 24 hrs -- your dragon needs 12 hrs on 12 hrs off - they sleep better in the dark w/ cool temps -- nothing below 65 F degrees -- if your tank is falling below 65 F degrees then you need a CHE ceramic heat emitter you will need a dome w/a ceramic socket for a tank 40 gallon or so 100 watt bulb - you dont want your temps tho above 80 F at nite or 80 F cool like in the 70's F --
Are you offering salads ? They need salad not just insects --
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Re: Help new bearded dragon never had one before

Postby Dannysmith1712 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:56 pm

Yes I'm offering salads but doesn't eat I know the temperature probe is where he sits but the thermostat probe where does that go
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