Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:09 pm

Ok so its good you are checking up on this now but you want to get it changed out asap - temps for her should be 105-110
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:10 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Yep and those kits are NO GOOD -- you can get the Reptisun 26 watt - I have not heard anything bad about them yet - but IMO I would ditch the coil all together and get this
https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/ima ... 2hzxt.webp
24" fixture w/ this bulb 22" - https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/ima ... aO-3N.webp
these are really good bulbs and they need to be replaced once a year - if you notice it has the D3
please ask if you have any more questions
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Yep nothing premium about those kits.

Make sure the 26W Reptisun is rated 10%UVB and not 5%UVB. I've not used that globe, but have been using the Exo Terra 26W UVB200 globes for my bearded dragons in their rearing tubs for years with very good results.
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:16 pm

coulf you upload a screenshot or picture of that light and it’s packaging
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:19 pm

her temps are usually 90° with 38 humidity
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:21 pm

the reason i never realized this was incorrect is because she’s seemed happy and she regulates her temperature quite a lot so i thought she was hot enough, and also the fact woth all the research i did no one mentioned this. recently she has been stressed slightly so i’ve been really nervous.
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:24 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Ok so its good you are checking up on this now but you want to get it changed out asap - temps for her should be 105-110
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I'd be a bit more concervative on the basking spot temperature , no hotter than 40 degC ( 105 F ) as it's closer to it's preferred body temperature..

This will encourage the dragon to bask a bit longer and gives a good margin for safety as you can not trust the accuracy of thermometers unless you know their calibration is good.
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:28 pm

ryexbread wrote:her temps are usually 90° with 38 humidity


90 degF is fine for the warm zone.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
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EWSs : Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:31 pm

do you have a picture of the 24W bulb?
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:31 pm

ryexbread wrote:coulf you upload a screenshot or picture of that light and it’s packaging


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CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
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EWSs : Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:47 pm

ryexbread wrote:do you have a picture of the 24W bulb?

Links to the pages of the fitting and t5 tube KarrieRee suggested are below

The 24W arcadia tubes https://www.reptilebasics.com/arcadia-d ... 5-bulb-22/


These are currently regarded as the BEST available .

suitable fixture with built-in reflector https://www.reptilebasics.com/t5-light- ... -strip-24/
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:07 pm

is the reptisun tube 10.0 UVB bulb okay too?
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:13 pm

Ok so you only need one basking bulb - either the 26 watt or switch to the Tube-- a fixture/ hood w/ reflector w/ a Reptisun 10.0 bulb T 5 I think I posted links to website for that- the Arcadia bulbs are good they are w/ D3
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