Skipper's Adventures

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Re: Skipper's Adventures

Postby Skipper7 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:58 pm

I've just looked back on some baby pictures and realized how much skipper has changed throughout her life!! I don't have any weight or length records from when she was little :cry:

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She was quite a cute little critter!

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She started to change her patterns, and got orange on her head.

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For a while she had VERY bright undertones of orange. Her eyes were even orange!

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Today her overall color has mellowed out, but her head still has some bright orange. Her beard is more colorful than ever!
Skipper is my eight year old female beardie. Follow her adventures on Instagram: ms.skipper | http://instagram.com/ms.skipper or here at https://www.beardeddragon.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=228697
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Re: Skipper's Adventures

Postby Skipper7 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:15 pm

Skipper is my eight year old female beardie. Follow her adventures on Instagram: ms.skipper | http://instagram.com/ms.skipper or here at https://www.beardeddragon.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=228697
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Re: Skipper's Adventures

Postby JessPets » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:27 pm



Considering their are only 3 reviews and 3 star average, I would steer away from that. I got just a normal IR temp gun (not a reptile specific one) and it works great! It was only $12-13 bucks, too
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Re: Skipper's Adventures

Postby OzzieBorealis » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:23 pm

Skipper7 wrote:I've just switched Skipper over to a warmer bulb for the winter, and I am having issues keeping he humidity up. With a water bowl, my gauge is only at 10% humidity. Any ideas on how to get it higher?

If your still having problems I put a waterfall in my cage and Saphira loves it. Not to mention my humidity is always between 40 and 50. I've read they don't like still water and the waterfall seemed like the perfect solution.
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Re: Skipper's Adventures

Postby RockysMom » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:38 pm

She's adorable!
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Re: Skipper's Adventures

Postby Skipper7 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:26 pm

Just used an old shoe box, Skipper's Ubby, and a towel to make Skipper a luxury "bed." I'd say my studying for finals is pretty productive...
Skipper is my eight year old female beardie. Follow her adventures on Instagram: ms.skipper | http://instagram.com/ms.skipper or here at https://www.beardeddragon.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=228697
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Re: Skipper's Adventures

Postby Skipper7 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:27 pm

And I got to scrub poop out of my bedroom carpet and bleach it! Fun!!!
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Re: Skipper's Adventures and various questions

Postby Skipper7 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:15 pm

Skipper's toe "wound" has been healing nicely. Scabbing/scales fell off today when her foot finished shedding and I was surprised to see that the nail is growing back! I wasn't expecting it to!

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Other than that Skipper is still in her semi-brumation-being-lazy stage but seems to be healthy. I recently learned that she LOVES dubia! I also put in a t5 UVB tube a few weeks ago. I can't say I've noticed a huge difference in her behavior, but I do like knowing that I'm giving her everything she needs.

Skip's cage is lacking in terms of places to climb. Should I switch to a weaker basking bulb and make her some sort of platform to use? I don't mind buying new bulbs because I just screwed in the last of my stash.
Also, if I'm going to ditch "reptile" brand heat bulbs, what else is reccomended? I've seen par38 lights mentioned, but I would like someone to tell me specifically what they use.
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Would this bulb work? https://www.lowes.com/pd/Utilitech-2-Pack-70-Watt-Dimmable-Soft-White-PAR38-Halogen-Flood-Light-Bulb/50107652
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Re: Skipper's Adventures

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:32 pm

Yeah that should work. The wattage you need may vary depending on the distance to the basking area and your temperature readings but they're pretty easy to exchange. This is the one I use https://www.lowes.com/pd/GE-2-Pack-90-Watt-Dimmable-Soft-White-PAR38-Halogen-Flood-Light-Bulb/50138412
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Re: Skipper's Adventures

Postby Skipper7 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:27 pm

What size tank do you have cooper? And how high is your bulb mounted?

I'm planning on buying an assortment and returning whatever doesn't work.
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Re: Skipper's Adventures

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:03 pm

It's an Exo Terra 36x18x18'' and the light sits on an adjustable stand over the top of the tank. It's about 25'' from the floor of the tank and about 18'' above the main basking spot.
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Re: Skipper's Adventures

Postby Skipper7 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:06 pm

Thanks again cooper. My silly human still has a mesh top on my cage... I'll try to get him to purchase stands soon. Maybe a few big poops will do the trick :mrgreen:
Skipper is my eight year old female beardie. Follow her adventures on Instagram: ms.skipper | http://instagram.com/ms.skipper or here at https://www.beardeddragon.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=228697
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Re: Skipper's Adventures

Postby Skipper7 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:02 pm

Just tried 60w Halogen at same distance as zoomed 100w. Much hotter! I'll have to look for a 40w.
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Re: Skipper's Adventures

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:06 pm

Geez that's surprising. Give it some time to "burn in", maybe on another socket. They tend to come down a bit in output after a few days of running.
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Re: Skipper's Adventures

Postby Skipper7 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:13 pm

Thanks for the tip! I'll try that.

I can't find a 40w halogen that's bright enough. I'm thinking I'll stick with this (pic) at 50 or 75w.
The halogens seem to get more expensive as the wattage decreases. The zoomed bulbs are 2 for $10.[Click image to enlarge]
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