Getting my bearded dragon used to me?

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Re: Getting my bearded dragon used to me?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:26 pm

Since it's a fine mesh it will need to go inside of tank--- the fine mesh filters out the UVB that is why-- make another post asking in the subject line "Help with hanging UVB"--- see what others suggest-- explain your situation
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Re: Getting my bearded dragon used to me?

Postby YoshiBeardedDragon » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:36 am

YoshiBeardedDragon wrote:
YoshiBeardedDragon wrote:
KarrieRee wrote:What kind of mesh screen do you have? If it is a fine mesh it will definitely need to go inside the tank if its a wide screen it can sit on top for the T5 so you would need to get the T5 --- and you would need the fixture as they are more flat of a fixture-- others may have ideas w/ that type of top --

It’s a fine mesh what should I do

Sorry about all my questions but which should I use again T5 or T8

What size should i get for a 20 gal
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Re: Getting my bearded dragon used to me?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:47 am

For a 20g tank go with a T5 but with a 5.0 bulb. This fixture ships with a 5.0 bulb included. Just mount it on top of the tank over the basking area.

When you upgrade the tank you can use the same fixture, just upgrade to a 10.0 bulb (or 12% Arcadia). That will increase the effective distance from around 6'' to around 12''.
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Re: Getting my bearded dragon used to me?

Postby Emjay22 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:05 pm

Hi there!
I think it really depends on how you’ve been judging her stress. If she just has stress marks in her belly, she might not be stressed, (they can be caused by a number of things, not just stress) and she could be trying to get warmer. Once you get the temp. gun, I’d make sure her basking spot is hot enough.
About her getting used to you, I’d take her out everyday (or as much as possible) so she’s used to someone holding her. Start with having her out for 5 minutes or so and then once she’s comfortable with that, take her out for longer, slowly increasing it each time. (Don’t keep her out for too long though, probably max. 15 minutes until you can notice her telling you she wants to go back in, mine stares at me very intensely) when you take her out, make sure to hold her close to your body so she feels safe :) good luck!

Em :)

Edit: I didn’t realize someone already answered your question, whoops :(
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