115 Degrees F basking area okay?

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115 Degrees F basking area okay?

Postby Bweiser18 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:58 pm

So I recently got the exo terra stand which I can choose to raise or lower my basking bulb to lower or raise the temps. I had the prob right on the basking spot which was reading 105 right on the money. Well here I bought the infared exo terra thermometer and I was reading temps of 120 and I couldn’t figure out why my dragon was always kinda avoiding the center of the rock. It’s becuaee it was too hot. So I raised my bulb up and it was low 100s and it seemed as if he still wasn’t enjoying it. So I lowered it just a tad and got it to where it says 108-110 with the exo terra infared. And my In fared gun is saying 114-116. So which one is right? The infared gun or the little hand held exo terra infared? Anyways my dragon seems to really be enjoying the heat now. Just lays right in the center of the rock and sometimes with his eyes closed. So if it’s actually 115 degrees is that okay? I mean it seems to me as if he enjoys the hotter temps.
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Re: 115 Degrees F basking area okay?

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:35 pm

You're pretty close to the recommended range so as long as you have a nice gradient down to the cool side I would go by your dragon's reaction. Since he seems to like the current setup, keep it as it is. It was good to tweak the height of the bulb when he was avoiding the middle. They know best what they need so try to react to their cues and adjust accordingly. The recommended ranges are just a starting point and general guideline.
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Re: 115 Degrees F basking area okay?

Postby Drache613 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:28 pm

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