lighting times summer to winter

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lighting times summer to winter

Postby Markspez1974 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:02 pm

I'm in the UK and have a 1 year old beardie called Bruce, during summer the lights been set on a timer for 13 hours from 630am to 730pm.
With the season change im looking to reduce to 10 or 11 hours until the spring, is that a good idea and should I reduce gradually or just switch straight from 13 to 10/11 hours?
I notice he's usually settling himself to sleep around 630-7pm, so was thinking of 730am to 6pm times.
Any advice peeps?
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Re: lighting times summer to winter

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:48 am

I've done both. Recently I stopped bothering with the time changes aside from small adjustments to mirror my schedule changes. If you see them start to go to bed earlier, that's normal and they'll usually bunker down in a hide or some place that is already fairly dark. You can turn the lights off earlier if you want to, but I haven't really seen much benefit either way. The more important side of it, from what I've seen, is the morning wake up time. As long as that is a bit (maybe 30-60 minutes) before you wake up and want to get the morning routine started, that's the more important thing to focus on. Mostly so they are up and ready to go for breakfast and some run around time in order to fit your schedule.
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Re: lighting times summer to winter

Postby Drache613 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:41 pm

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