Beardie doing this weird body twist everytime it eats.

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Re: Beardie doing this weird body twist everytime it eats.

Postby Geoff0410 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:02 pm

Thank you guys for all the information. I just tied some good rope so the light is just above the tank now, hopefullynthat will heat it up in the morning.
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Re: Beardie doing this weird body twist everytime it eats.

Postby AHBD » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:01 am

Hi there, yeah I've seen the serpentine motion and it seems to be after they eat something that they are ' helping " it move down the G.I tract so that's no problem. Some beardies also may do tthat to help in shedding. The Solar glo is a decent bulb but I do agree that a long tube bulb like Reptisun 10.0 is better along with a heat bulb. Be sure to have a good thermometer since the solar glo 160 is a lot of heat.
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Re: Beardie doing this weird body twist everytime it eats.

Postby Drache613 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:10 am

Hello,

How is your little one doing?
The Solar Glo MVB is decent but definitely be sure you are keeping track of the
temperatures since it's a 160 watt bulb. It isn't a real strong UVB output so I would
highly recommend putting in a long tube bulb to use in combination with the Solar Glo
to even out the UVB to UVI ratio.
Has he eaten his greens or squash yet?
Also, if the insects are too large that can cause impaction issues, too. So try to be sure
that the crickets are smaller than the space between the eyes to help him be able to digest
better.
Let us know how he is doing.

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Re: Beardie doing this weird body twist everytime it eats.

Postby Geoff0410 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:20 am

Update, hes been pooping regularily and since i moved his light closer, hes been thermo regulating. Hes also running around the tank like crazy during the day
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Re: Beardie doing this weird body twist everytime it eats.

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:29 am

Ok good just keep an eye on those temps
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Re: Beardie doing this weird body twist everytime it eats.

Postby Geoff0410 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:32 am

KarrieRee wrote:Ok good just keep an eye on those temps
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His tank is now at 105 in his basking spot regularily.
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