Changed beardies Viv... seems stressed

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Changed beardies Viv... seems stressed

Postby JodeTL » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:34 pm

Hi I got my beardie two weeks ago from a family (he’s a year and 5 months) and he settled in really well he was happy for me to handle him after a while and he would spend a lot of time out of his viv. I was struggling to get the right temperatures in his viv as the basking light was aimed directly to the middle and they also had two heat mats in the viv one on either side which I didn’t plug in as I know they’re not good for bearded dragons. Yesterday I cleaned out his viv completely and changed it around so that the basking spot was on the other side and the lamp was directly on his log which made the temperatures perfect. However, he now seems to be displaying signs of stress - he’s glass surfed a few time’s, bobbed his head and puffed his beard (which he didn’t do before at all) and he’s not as keen on being out of the viv.

Basically I’m worried I’ve completely upset his home and now he’s so unsettled that he’s not happy - Will he get used to it and settle down? Or should I try and change it so it’s similar to how it was before? I know the way I’ve done it is better temp wise now but will he settle?

Thank you
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Re: Changed beardies Viv... seems stressed

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:38 pm

Nope leave as is -- he will get used to it -- NO heat mats --NO coil UVB's they are inadequate -- and NO colored bulbs please
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Re: Changed beardies Viv... seems stressed

Postby JodeTL » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:40 pm

Ok thank you - I hope he settles soon! I removed both the heat matts he just has his UV and basking lights now.
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