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Postby Deabrua » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:37 am

This is the second winter that I'll have had my first dragon for, of whom just turned 1yo in August. Should I be expecting her to brumate this time around or is it only a chance on the dragon you have if they do or not? If she does show signs of brumating, what should I be doing?
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Re: Brumating

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:16 am

It's hard to say. They are all different. Even when they brumate they do it differently. You get to know their routine a bit better as they get older though and know what is "normal". Only my current dragon goes into brumation. Look for lower appetite, going to sleep earlier, staying in the hide, acting groggy, less frequent poops, and weight staying around the same. When they brumate I usually take them out every few days and weigh them, offer some water, then just let them go back to sleep if they want to. It's mostly a waiting game.
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