Too much water?

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Re: Too much water?

Postby AHBD » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:40 am

If she likes crickets then that's fine, they are a great staple. Give her as many as she wants, with calcium on them 3 X a week. Her temps. have to be above 90 for proper digestion, you can always use bulbs like these from Walmart. Many reptile keepers use these as heat bulbs. They are very inexpensive and always available.

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Re: Too much water?

Postby dot » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:09 am

AHBD wrote:If she likes crickets then that's fine, they are a great staple. Give her as many as she wants, with calcium on them 3 X a week. Her temps. have to be above 90 for proper digestion, you can always use bulbs like these from Walmart. Many reptile keepers use these as heat bulbs. They are very inexpensive and always available.

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They give off heat?? And she eats like 5-10 crickets every day. Should I change that?
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Re: Too much water?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:25 am

Yes they give off heat and it would be trial and error as far as keeping temps up to the 95-110 that you need ---- is she stopping at 5-10 crickets or are you not feeding any more ? Is she eating salads?
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Re: Too much water?

Postby dot » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:27 am

KarrieRee wrote:Yes they give off heat and it would be trial and error as far as keeping temps up to the 95-110 that you need ---- is she stopping at 5-10 crickets or are you not feeding any more ? Is she eating salads?
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That’s where she stops and no she only eats it if I trick her which is getting harder and harder cuz her past owners only fed her pellets and now she even refuses to eat them. She’ll only eat crickets so far but I keep her hydrated with a weekly soak like we discussed earlier
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Re: Too much water?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:31 am

You need to be offering her salads as well every day ------------ shes not eating because her basking temps are not where they should be --- you need to get a basking bulb ASAP -- you can get them from Petco or Petsmart or try the ones AHBD sent the pic of ---- but you must get this now --- here is a website for nutrition I dont know if I posted this or not
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html ignore the kale thing its good to feed as a staple feeder---
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Re: Too much water?

Postby dot » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:38 am

KarrieRee wrote:You need to be offering her salads as well every day ------------ shes not eating because her basking temps are not where they should be --- you need to get a basking bulb ASAP -- you can get them from Petco or Petsmart or try the ones AHBD sent the pic of ---- but you must get this now --- here is a website for nutrition I dont know if I posted this or not
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html ignore the kale thing its good to feed as a staple feeder---
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I ordered 2 150 watt bulbs that r on there way and I’ll keep trying the greens but idk what to do if she doesn’t eat it.
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Re: Too much water?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:40 am

Ok the 2 150 is going to be over kill and get too hot - you need to get a lower wattage what are you using right now in the tank?
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Re: Too much water?

Postby AHBD » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:16 am

It's fine that you ordered 2 150 watt bulbs, just keep one for the future but make sure they both work. [ In case you have to send one back ]
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Re: Too much water?

Postby dot » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:12 am

AHBD wrote:It's fine that you ordered 2 150 watt bulbs, just keep one for the future but make sure they both work. [ In case you have to send one back ]


thats what i planned to do
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Re: Too much water?

Postby Drache613 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:21 pm

Hello,

How is your dragon doing tonight?
I'm glad to hear that you are adjusting the temperatures, that is one of the most crucial
parts of your setup. Otherwise, they aren't able to digest properly & are very lethargic too.
Are you getting enough calcium into her by mixing it with her water or slurries?
As suggested, crickets are very good feeders, so definitely look into using those for a staple
feeder.
We are all pulling for her to get better! Let us know how she is doing.

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Re: Too much water?

Postby dot » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:51 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

How is your dragon doing tonight?
I'm glad to hear that you are adjusting the temperatures, that is one of the most crucial
parts of your setup. Otherwise, they aren't able to digest properly & are very lethargic too.
Are you getting enough calcium into her by mixing it with her water or slurries?
As suggested, crickets are very good feeders, so definitely look into using those for a staple
feeder.
We are all pulling for her to get better! Let us know how she is doing.

Tracie


well its 5 am and shes super active so i went ahead and turned her lights on and fed her she already look like shes better and i always put her crickets in a ziplock back with a lil powder so they have some on them when she eats them and im currently working on building her a new tearrium cuz my cat keeps sitting on top and pushing the screen in
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Re: Too much water?

Postby dot » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:56 am

AHBD wrote:If she likes crickets then that's fine, they are a great staple. Give her as many as she wants, with calcium on them 3 X a week. Her temps. have to be above 90 for proper digestion, you can always use bulbs like these from Walmart. Many reptile keepers use these as heat bulbs. They are very inexpensive and always available.

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u say give her as many as she wants but she seems extra hungry usually she eats 5-8 but ive given her about 15 and she still looking for more do i give them to her or wait till tmrw? cuz thats 3x she usually eats
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