He is extremely active at night, is it from the lights?

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He is extremely active at night, is it from the lights?

Postby Palealienos » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:27 am

My bearded dragon, Vincent, is about 3 years old. I’ve been using a ceramic bulb for night time but next to his terrarium is my crested gecko(Houdini) tank. I’ve placed a divider between them to shield each other, I was too afraid of Vincent scaring the tail off of Houdini. For night time I use a 50w night red halogen bulb for Houdini, is Vincent detecting the light and wanting to run towards it to bask? If so, how do I make him understand where his basking spot is? He’s been sleeping all day and is very active at night but it is winter time so I thought it was just him getting ready for brumation at first
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Re: He is extremely active at night, is it from the lights?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:26 am

I would say the red light is keeping him up -- can you move Houdini? I would ---
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Re: He is extremely active at night, is it from the lights?

Postby Gormagon » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:06 am

They like it dark and cool (70 to 80 degrees) so your heat emitter my be a problem as well. You can cover his view with a dark towel or something like that.
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Re: He is extremely active at night, is it from the lights?

Postby Palealienos » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:31 am

I’m going to move Houdini to the other side of the room, there’s a wall that will block Vincent’s view from all the light, I’ll update tomorrow thanks everyone!
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