Brumation question.

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Brumation question.

Postby Bmac60 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:55 am

Hey all,
So I believe my beardie is going into brumation. He stopped eating and hides all day, for about a week. I took him to the vet and he doesn’t have parasites and there was nothing wrong with his blood work. He’s hiding, but his eyes aren’t closed. He is just hiding. So the past week I’ve shortened his light cycle because I assume he wants to brumate. If he’s not closing his eyes that much, is that normal? Or should he be asleep? He sleeps but on and off during the day, but is consistent with the hiding.
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Re: Brumation question.

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:00 pm

That sounds about right. They don't usually sleep the entire time. They are up some days, sleeping others, and can be kind of just spacey/groggy in between. I keep my lights on the same cycle but let my guy sleep in one of his hides if he wants. Just monitor his weight, offer some water now and then and let him do his thing.
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