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Beardie ACTING EXTREMELY DIFFERENT HELP

Postby twistedmemoir » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:25 pm

Hi , my baby lizzy is about a year old now I recently switched her from a 40 gallon to a 75 gallon she seems to like it i think ... she moves around a lot and she never did that in the 40 gallon, she actually is not a very mobile beardie even on my bed she wouldn't move much just find a comfort spot to stay on. EVER since I switched her tank she's a lot more active ! I haven't figured out if its a good or bad thing, she seems very paranoid ...she puts her face on the glass like AS IF she wants to get out but then when I grab her she goes crazy to go back in ... I find her doing weird things like sleeping in the cool end inside water bowl ...and she would look darker than normal and lethargic looking in the eyes... her actions are confusing me and she seems act very timid with me lately any help on why she suddenly is changing will help
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Re: Beardie ACTING EXTREMELY DIFFERENT HELP

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Re: Beardie ACTING EXTREMELY DIFFERENT HELP

Postby Drache613 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:13 am

Hello,

Can you post some pictures of your tank setup along with your dragon just so we can see
how things are arranged?
A lot of times they will go through a relocation type of stress when their tank environments
are changed out. Is she basking normally right now & eating?

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Re: Beardie ACTING EXTREMELY DIFFERENT HELP

Postby twistedmemoir » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:20 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

Can you post some pictures of your tank setup along with your dragon just so we can see
how things are arranged?
A lot of times they will go through a relocation type of stress when their tank environments
are changed out. Is she basking normally right now & eating?

Tracie

Sure thing! How do I upload an image? She has been eating and pooping normally .. she basks in her little hammock but she's been in the tank for almost a month now '.. this morning she woke up and looked dark i put her lights on and sat by her tank since it's so cold in New York I try not to take her out too often
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Re: Beardie ACTING EXTREMELY DIFFERENT HELP

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:12 am

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post
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Re: Beardie ACTING EXTREMELY DIFFERENT HELP

Postby twistedmemoir » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:27 pm

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Re: Beardie ACTING EXTREMELY DIFFERENT HELP

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:29 pm

UVB your using and its on top of the tank ? What are her temps in the tank over nite?
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Re: Beardie ACTING EXTREMELY DIFFERENT HELP

Postby twistedmemoir » Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:57 pm

KarrieRee wrote:UVB your using and its on top of the tank ? What are her temps in the tank over nite?
Karrie

Yes UVB is on the left side of her tank and her Temps at night atbetween 75 and 80 attached is a picture of her uvb
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Re: Beardie ACTING EXTREMELY DIFFERENT HELP

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:15 pm

UVB pic didn't post-
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Postby twistedmemoir » Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:48 pm

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Re: Beardie ACTING EXTREMELY DIFFERENT HELP

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:58 pm

Is your UVB a T 5 or a T 8 bulb? Placement and distance is important
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Re: Beardie ACTING EXTREMELY DIFFERENT HELP

Postby twistedmemoir » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:53 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Is your UVB a T 5 or a T 8 bulb? Placement and distance is important

Just checked it says T8
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Re: Beardie ACTING EXTREMELY DIFFERENT HELP

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:26 am

Your T 8 needs to go inside the tank -- the screen is blocking approx 30% of the rays -- the basking decor needs to be 6-8 inches directly underneath --- and I think there is no plastic cover over the bulb correct? You can hang w/ these 3 M command Velcro fasteners- picture hanging wire –long plastic zip ties-- fishing line-- potted plant wire hangers--- I use this it works great cut in strips its like a Velcro strap -- https://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-15-ft-Ca ... /304220195
After you get it situated watch his behavior and keep us posted
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Re: Beardie ACTING EXTREMELY DIFFERENT HELP

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:06 am

It looks like the 18'' Zilla Slimline. With those, it's important to remember to leave the clear plastic off of the fixture in front of the bulb since it will intercept all of the UVB. Those fixtures work well, but are best at a range of about 6-8'' above the main basking area as Karrie mentioned. Moving to a T5 fixture & bulb will increase the effective distance to around 12-14'' if needed.
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Re: Beardie ACTING EXTREMELY DIFFERENT HELP

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:08 am

If your using the zilla bulb I recommend changing it out to the Reptisun 10.0 T 8
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