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Puff

Postby MeghanL » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:39 pm

Hello I am Meghan and this is my dragon Puff. She is almost 3 and I have had her most of her life. How old is your dragon? She is in a 40 gallon tank with a carpet, lots of cork to climb on, fresh water and food, I have a 150W heat bulb and an 18 inch UVB light bar tube on her cage. I change my UVB light every 6 months and I now have a ZooMed T10, my current bulb is about 1.5 months old. In my early days of having Puff I noticed her appetite was not very good and she wasn’t very active so I got her vet care and medicine because the UVB light I has was not real it was from a bad seller online. Luckily she has grown and gained a ton of strength however her tail is crooked and her beak is underbite because she didn’t have proper lighting before I got her and until I noticed she wasn’t eating right I got her from someone who was a first time hatcher and I now know that in the future I will purchase from reputable breeders.
I feed crickets and superworms, occasionally mealworms or Nubia roaches. She gets bugs 2 times a week and she gets fresh greens daily. Her preference is curly mustard greens, collard greens and Romaine. I have not had much luck with the dusting powders so I normally gutload crickets with a calcium containing supplement. My dragon does have regular bowel movements and I do mist her frequently. I don’t bathe her super often because it seems to stress her out but whenever she needs it for shedding reasons I do bathe her but she isn’t a fan. I am open to suggestions if anyone experienced has any recommendations
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Re: Puff

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:09 pm

Welcome Puff- where is the UVB? And it's a T 5-- these bulbs the T 8 and T 5 have certain placement and distance- the screen on your tank is a fine mesh like a screen door or a wide hole type? We will.start there as that and basking temps are the TWO MOST IMPORTANT THINGS in the tank
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Re: Puff

Postby MeghanL » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:17 pm

The UVB is on top of a wide mesh screen, it is very sturdy but the holes are bigger, not like screen material. The light is about 9-10 inches from the highest basking point
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Re: Puff

Postby MeghanL » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:18 pm

T8 reptisun 10.0
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Re: Puff

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:47 pm

Ok the T 8 needs to go into the tank- T 8's are not strong enough to go thru the screen and the screen is blocking 30% of those rays- you can upgrade to a T 5 if you wanted to and then keep your uvb on top- but for now I would get the T 8 in the tank w/ no clear plastic cover over the bulb if there is one - basking decor needs to be 6-8 inches directly underneath
If you need ways to hang I can post some for you
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