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Is it safe for a cold beardie to eat??

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:38 pm
by rhaegaldrogo
Hi all. My bulb blew just a few minutes ago. I have a ceramic heat lamp, but I don't want to put it past 30°C, the max temp for the thermostat, because it gets so hot when near it (He can't touch it but if he jumps he'll get pretty near). It's on the cool side so he's a little confused for now :/.

I figure that isn't enough for him to digest food properly. He's 6months old. Is it ok for him to miss tonight and tomorrow's breakfast feeding? Is it safe to feed them when it's a bit too cold?

Re: Is it safe for a cold beardie to eat??

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:20 pm
by KarrieRee
They will not eat if he is cold -- they need to be warm --- I would go get a new basking bulb ASAP -- you can try using a household bulb a regular one NO LED they produce no heat -- try a 100 watt bulb but make sure you have your digital temp probe or infrared heat gun to get a temp---
Karrie

Re: Is it safe for a cold beardie to eat??

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:27 pm
by rhaegaldrogo
KarrieRee wrote:They will not eat if he is cold -- they need to be warm --- I would go get a new basking bulb ASAP -- you can try using a household bulb a regular one NO LED they produce no heat -- try a 100 watt bulb but make sure you have your digital temp probe or infrared heat gun to get a temp---
Karrie


He tried to eat earlier lol I skipped itg tho. Yeah I should be able to get one tomorrow if the pet shop or hardwear store is still open :/
Thank you :)

Re: Is it safe for a cold beardie to eat??

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:06 pm
by Claudiusx
Hi there,

To directly answer your question, yes it is safe for them to eat if they are cold. For instance, my dragons eat first thing in the morning when lights come on because I have to go to work early. What isn't ok is them not being able to digest and warm up. :)

I would definitely just use a normal household bulb and try to get temps proper with it. A lot of us here actually use household bulbs for our basking bulbs.

-Brandon

Re: Is it safe for a cold beardie to eat??

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:11 pm
by rhaegaldrogo
Claudiusx wrote:Hi there,

To directly answer your question, yes it is safe for them to eat if they are cold. For instance, my dragons eat first thing in the morning when lights come on because I have to go to work early. What isn't ok is them not being able to digest and warm up. :)

I would definitely just use a normal household bulb and try to get temps proper with it. A lot of us here actually use household bulbs for our basking bulbs.

-Brandon


Ahh gotcha, I thought as much :). I was considering that, but it's very hard to find a screw fit bulb where I live unfortunately

Re: Is it safe for a cold beardie to eat??

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:31 pm
by Drache613
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