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Finley is sleeping more than normal

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:17 pm
by Finleythebeardie
Lately finely has been falling asleep more earlier than normal. His lights turn off at 8 pm but if I take him out anywhere from 5-7 he will just fall asleep instantly because he’s not under the lights. But most nights at around 7 he’ll just try to sleep on his basking rock and I’m not sure why he’s doing this. I wouldn’t say he’s lethargic because all day he’s really active but when it gets to be evening he just falls asleep early. He normally wakes up at about 6 am. Should I turn his lights off earlier? He’s eating mostly normal, I guess he’s eating a little less. I don’t think this is brumation because it’s not like he’s sleeping all day and also his tank temperature hasn’t gotten any colder, it’s even gotten warmer because I bought him a bigger lamp so he shouldn’t be brumating.

Re: Finley is sleeping more than normal

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:21 pm
by claudiusx
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Re: Finley is sleeping more than normal

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:23 pm
by claudiusx
Hi there,

That's completely normal. It seems more dragons are starting to do that around here lately.

Actually, all of my crew has been doing that for the past month or so. They start wanting to sleep around 6 or 7 and their lights stay on until 9.
But just like Finley, they are perfectly fine otherwise. Appetites, activity, etc. all well.

How old is Finley now? A lot of dragons won't actually go through a true brumation, and sometimes they seem to just sleep a bit longer each day.

I really wouldn't worry about it if everything else seems fine! :)

-Brandon

Re: Finley is sleeping more than normal

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:25 pm
by Finleythebeardie
Finely just turned 1 on the 12th actually! We threw a party for him

Re: Finley is sleeping more than normal

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:28 pm
by claudiusx
Finleythebeardie wrote:Finely just turned 1 on the 12th actually! We threw a party for him

And you dared to not post pictures for us here?! :twisted: :mrgreen:

-Brandon

Re: Finley is sleeping more than normal

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:29 pm
by Finleythebeardie
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He only ate a few bites of his watermelon cake before he got bored :D

Re: Finley is sleeping more than normal

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:30 pm
by claudiusx
Haha that is great! I love the watermelon cake and the hat!
What a lucky dragon :love5:

-Brandon

Re: Finley is sleeping more than normal

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:32 pm
by Finleythebeardie
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Re: Finley is sleeping more than normal

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:40 pm
by claudiusx
Ha I love it. Finley looks nice and happy and healthy. :mrgreen:

-Brandon

Re: Finley is sleeping more than normal

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:07 am
by KarrieRee
That is adorable ---- what a lucky little beardie!!!! :lol: ----
Karrie

Re: Finley is sleeping more than normal

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:24 pm
by CooperDragon
Watermelon cake is a good idea! Is that one of the party hats from Pampered Beardies?

Re: Finley is sleeping more than normal

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:52 pm
by Finleythebeardie
No I made the hat out of felt in like ten minutes lol

Re: Finley is sleeping more than normal

PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:08 pm
by Linzloohoo
Happy birthday Finley!
I’ve seen quite a few posts about this so must be time of year. I wonder if they can sense the room getting colder even if their tank isn’t. Mine is doing the same thing. He’s only 4 months old, but just not as active as he used to be. Sleeping more, eating less, but still eating and pooping just not as much as before. He is still gaining weight though. I bumped up his temps a few degrees to 110, was falling to around 100-105. And started keeping a Che on at night for temps of 75 instead of our household temp of 69-70, this has seemed to help quite a bit.