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What is the lowest temperature bearded dragons can handle

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:49 am

So the temperature in our house dropped to 66 degrees. What is the lowest temperature that bearded dragons can handle. So I can know if to get a CHE
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Re: What is the lowest temperature bearded dragons can handl

Postby claudiusx » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:57 am

Hi there,

The lowest they can handle and the lowest you should let it get down to without any real negative effects are likely two different numbers.

Like I said in your other thread, above 60 is fine. Some people add heat if it gets below 65. I've let temps drop below 60 in the past without issues, but I'd say 60 is the point now where I'd consider using a CHE.

Night time cool downs are very natural and necessary for them.

So whichever number you go with, its largely personal preference.

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Re: What is the lowest temperature bearded dragons can handl

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:57 am

claudiusx wrote:Hi there,

The lowest they can handle and the lowest you should let it get down to without any real negative effects are likely two different numbers.

Like I said in your other thread, above 60 is fine. Some people add heat if it gets below 65. I've let temps drop below 60 in the past without issues, but I'd say 60 is the point now where I'd consider using a CHE.

Night time cool downs are very natural and necessary for them.

So whichever number you go with, its largely personal preference.
so could i just use a heat pad under the tank to keep it a few degrees warmer
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Re: What is the lowest temperature bearded dragons can handl

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:58 am

BeardedDragonSteve wrote:
claudiusx wrote:Hi there,

The lowest they can handle and the lowest you should let it get down to without any real negative effects are likely two different numbers.

Like I said in your other thread, above 60 is fine. Some people add heat if it gets below 65. I've let temps drop below 60 in the past without issues, but I'd say 60 is the point now where I'd consider using a CHE.

Night time cool downs are very natural and necessary for them.

So whichever number you go with, its largely personal preference.
so could i just use a heat pad under the tank to keep it a few degrees warmer
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Re: What is the lowest temperature bearded dragons can handl

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:35 pm

How old is the dragon ?

An adult or large juvenile can handle lower temperatures overnight than a hatchling who will chill very fast in comparision .

I suggest no cooler than 24 degC overnight for hatchlings , I provide heatpad warmed ceramic tiles under the hide for my skinks and dragons ( all ages ) , who have the choice to retire to the warmed hide overnight if they choose to do so , most my skinks and dragons love their nice warm hides.

No cooler than 18 degC overnight is generally regarded as acceptable for healthy adult dragons ( in Australian keeper circles ).
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Re: What is the lowest temperature bearded dragons can handl

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:29 pm

claudiusx wrote:Hi there,

The lowest they can handle and the lowest you should let it get down to without any real negative effects are likely two different numbers.

Like I said in your other thread, above 60 is fine. Some people add heat if it gets below 65. I've let temps drop below 60 in the past without issues, but I'd say 60 is the point now where I'd consider using a CHE.

Night time cool downs are very natural and necessary for them.

So whichever number you go with, its largely personal preference.
Hey how long have you been moderator cause I have not seen that rank on you
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