Outside basking

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Outside basking

Postby Iloverex » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:07 am

At what temperature would you say is ok for a beardie to be outside to bask in the sun? It's not exactly warm where I am now (concord, New Hampshire) but it's pretty nice directly in the sun. He's only 4 months and hasn't been able to go outside yet
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Re: Outside basking

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:26 am

I usually bring them out if it's above 70. If it's really sunny out then 60s is OK for a while too. When they darken and start basking their skin temps can be way higher than the ambient temps and they do pretty well.
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Re: Outside basking

Postby Iloverex » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:57 am

When they darken?
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Re: Outside basking

Postby kingofnobbys » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:24 pm

Iloverex wrote:When they darken?


Indicating beardie is too cold, and trying to soak up more heat from the sunlight by darkening up it's entire body.
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Re: Outside basking

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:42 am

Too cold or they are just darkening to improve basking efficiency. When they've had enough their color will lighten quite a bit to start to reflect heat/light.
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