Reducing glass dancing

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Reducing glass dancing

Postby Gail » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:47 pm

My little rescue is getting stronger and doing a lot of running around. Issue is she is starting to glass dance a lot the last week or so, to the point she isn't basking enough.

I switched her cage around some, moved the uvb and furniture to the end she is dancing at, also covered the end of the cage with black paper.
Its reduced the dancing some or at least there isn't a dark corner their anymore for her to hide in.

I've tried taking her out, she hates being handled and doesn't seem to actually want out. The end that she dances at is up against the wall so it's not like she could see something she wanted.

I'm guessing she is around 6 months so it shouldn't be hormones yet. I like the fact she is moving and getting strong but she seems distressed about something. The only new thing to the cage is the uvb which I mounted inside.
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Re: Reducing glass dancing

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:00 pm

Can you post pics of the tank to give us a better idea of what is going on w/ her and the set up
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Re: Reducing glass dancing

Postby Gail » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:36 pm

Temp is 100 on basking spot. There are two uvb, a reptisun 10 tube on the right and a reptisun 10 compact in the foil cover lamp, using it just for brightness

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Re: Reducing glass dancing

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:43 pm

If you want to use just a light for light then you can use a household bulb regular the old ones - no LED-- tends to hurt their eyes---- someone was saying that it added heat to their tank but I have a regular old house hold bulb in mine sits on the cool side of tank just for lighting and it has never raised the temp in the tank --- try that -- those bulbs are getting hard to find -- the dome its in says 60 watts or smaller so I am not even sure what watt that bulb is ---- or you can buy a daylight bulb from the pet store but they are spendy. To post pics go to top of page click on User Image Uploader -- down load pics-- click reply -- on top of message box click on XIMG - post pics
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Re: Reducing glass dancing

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:35 am

She may just be adjusting to her new home and testing boundaries now that she has some energy to do so. The setup looks very nice. Since she doesn't seem to actually want out, that's my best guess at the moment. Not much to do about it except let her glass dance as long as it's not causing her any harm.
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Re: Reducing glass dancing

Postby Gail » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:34 am

Thanks cooper, I never thought about that. She does seem to be slowing down on the dancing some, hopefully she will eventually settle down more. Now if I can just get her tamed down a bit.
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