Hiding in hide away all day

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Hiding in hide away all day

Postby Tasha805 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:19 pm

Hi guys, so my baby Chapo is about 12 months and he is a fat lil lazy sucker lol but some day if he is in his vivarium he will go in his cave (in the cool side) and just stay there. Is this normal I would think he would be basking more since it’s getting colder.
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Re: Hiding in hide away all day

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:04 pm

Check out the brumation article on this site --- read what it says about behavior eating etc -- if you have anymore questions after that please ask -- hes a year old so its my guess his metabolism is slowing down and he is either doing the semi brumation or regular brumation under Behavior and Anatomy right side of page
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Re: Hiding in hide away all day

Postby Tasha805 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:01 pm

Thank you that is what I was thinking it was. Another question does brumation affect their pooping cycle? Chapo used to poop everyday and now some days I have to give him a bath to make him poop.
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Re: Hiding in hide away all day

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:15 pm

It depends on his eating-- if he is eating less or not at all it will effect their pooping- he needs to be kept hydrated so if he's not eating I recommend bathing once a week to see if he drinks unless he drinks from water bowl-- you can keep a weight on him to make sure he's not losing weight-- a kitchen food scale and weigh in grams- anything over 400 grams is good weight for an adult dragon
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