Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

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Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:26 pm

I give my bearded dragon calcium everyday except for the weekends, the calcium is by zoomed and it’s without D3
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:31 pm

How old is the dragon and what kind of UVB are you using? Brand and bulb is it a bulb w/ D3?
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:36 pm

KarrieRee wrote:How old is the dragon and what kind of UVB are you using? Brand and bulb is it a bulb w/ D3?
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i’m not exactly sure on if the bulb has D3 or not but it’s a dual lamp with the coil and some light , the UVB is 10.0 desert from zoomed reptisun. my beardie is under a year
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:39 pm

sorry i take that back, i’m not quite sure if my lamp is considered a coil, its not curly but it’s not a dome. i have the dome light and that one
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:48 pm

I am thinking coil-- is it in a dome or long fixture like florescent Tube-- if it's a coil and it's the 13 watt and in a 40 gallon tank or bigger- he's basically not getting UVB-- look on the bulb itself or take a pic and post-
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:33 pm

KarrieRee wrote:I am thinking coil-- is it in a dome or long fixture like florescent Tube-- if it's a coil and it's the 13 watt and in a 40 gallon tank or bigger- he's basically not getting UVB-- look on the bulb itself or take a pic and post-
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i’m struggling on figuring out how to post a picture but it is the 13 watt one i’m pretty sure , could you send me a picture of a better UVB bulb? i have two on during the day; the basking dome bulb and that coil one. is that enough or should the wattage be higher on the coil?
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:37 pm

If the application of the calcium dust coating is very light , which is what I do , everyday is fine.

Only need enough calcium coating to cover the insect, you really don't need it caked on thick.
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:40 pm

kingofnobbys wrote:If the application of the calcium dust coating is very light , which is what I do , everyday is fine.

Only need enough calcium coating to cover the insect, you really don't need it caked on thick.



i sprinkle like a teaspoon on top then shake it all around in a bowl, is that okay?
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:41 pm

ryexbread wrote:
KarrieRee wrote:I am thinking coil-- is it in a dome or long fixture like florescent Tube-- if it's a coil and it's the 13 watt and in a 40 gallon tank or bigger- he's basically not getting UVB-- look on the bulb itself or take a pic and post-
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i’m struggling on figuring out how to post a picture but it is the 13 watt one i’m pretty sure , could you send me a picture of a better UVB bulb? i have two on during the day; the basking dome bulb and that coil one. is that enough or should the wattage be higher on the coil?


A 13W coiled UVB globe is never going to be adequate for a bearded dragon .
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Will not have the UVA and UVB output to penetrate far. I'd be aiming for about 180 microW UVB / sq.cm at the basking spot.

In the short term , I suggest you exchange it for an EXO TERRA 26W UVB200 .
The basking spot needs to be about 8 inches from the 26W UVB200.

Longer term , a good investment is a 24W T5ho 12% UVB tube and reflector hood to suit.
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:45 pm

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this is pretty much what i bought
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:59 pm

Yep and those kits are NO GOOD -- you can get the Reptisun 26 watt - I have not heard anything bad about them yet - but IMO I would ditch the coil all together and get this
https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/ima ... 2hzxt.webp
24" fixture w/ this bulb 22" - https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/ima ... aO-3N.webp
these are really good bulbs and they need to be replaced once a year - if you notice it has the D3
please ask if you have any more questions
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:02 pm

is it possible to not have to use tubes lighting and just this lamp that i have ? that takes the two bulbs?
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:03 pm

the link is not loading, what were the two bulbs called?
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:07 pm

i will say though i am very paranoid at the moment because i’m tight on money and my lighting system is not correct. i’ve had my bearded dragon for a month with this lighting so i’m scared something will happen to her. i had no idea i had the wrong lighting.
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:08 pm

That would be the Reptisun 26 watt --- you can get rid of the 13 but it must be 8 inches from the basking spot making the basking bulb more than likely too hot for him -------------- I would move the decor 8 inches from the basking bulb get a temp an accurate one and go from there --- my guess its going to be too hot - you can always go w/ a lower wattage for bulb bringing basking temps down but you want them 95-110 for a adult / juvie -- the dome for the UVB does it have a reflector in it ? I am assuming it does --
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