New Adult Beardie Biting

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New Adult Beardie Biting

Postby coolingmink » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:40 pm

Hi, so this is my first post here but I just have some questions. Yesterday I got about a 1.5 year old bearded dragon. The man that sold her to us was holding her and she seemed fine. Last night she was glass surfing on and off for a couple of hours and then seemed to stop after a while. I thought the glass surfing may have been due to the fact that it was her first night here. But when I've went to put my hands in her enclosure sometimes she tries to bite my hand. Is that common or is it something I should work on? If it is what would be some options to start acclimating her to me? Thank you!
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Re: New Adult Beardie Biting

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:51 pm

Behavior can be caused by lighting so we need to rule that out--- what are you using for a UVB? Brand and bulb coil or tube? Where in the tank is it? Basking temps ? What are they and how are you taking them? No stick ons they are inaccurate--
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Re: New Adult Beardie Biting

Postby coolingmink » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:00 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Behavior can be caused by lighting so we need to rule that out--- what are you using for a UVB? Brand and bulb coil or tube? Where in the tank is it? Basking temps ? What are they and how are you taking them? No stick ons they are inaccurate--
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Hi, sorry for the late response college is very busy right now. I have a ReptiSun 10.0 installed inside the tank that fits the entirety of the tank. The basking temp is between 90-97 depending on where she decides to go. I use a normal house thermometer that I put in there to check. Its hard to explain what it is but its not a stick on but its not one that you check if you have a fever with. It usually sits in our kitchen to tell us the temp but I put it in the basking area to check the temperatures.
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Re: New Adult Beardie Biting

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:34 am

That temp gauge your using is inaccurate-- please get a digital probe thermometer from petco or petsmart -- my guess is the tank is too hot- - lighting in the tank is crucial to their overall health and behavior-what is the tube is it a T 8 or a T 5? -- the UVB we dont recommend a full length simply because you dont want them hiding from it -- she needs to be able to get out of the UVB rays w/ out hiding from it -- your temps in your tank should be 80's cool side during the day 90's middle of the tank and basking area 95-110 -- nite no lights and cool and dark 70's but not below 65-- distance plays a key role in the UVB and I need the tube if its a T 5 or a T 8
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