Help my baby breaded dragon is on the cold side alot

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Help my baby breaded dragon is on the cold side alot

Postby jjuniel » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:46 pm

Hi this is my first dragon and he is a baby a few weeks old. And was doing just fine and is still mostly fine. It’s just that he spends a lot of time on the cold side like more then normal and as a new owner I follow all the rules but I’m trying to do my absolute best to make sure he has a happy and safe like so I think worry about everything lol.. He is in a 40 gal breeder on paper towel and has a uva and UCB strip light in there and the basking spot is around 105-109 at all times. He is usually super active and still sometimes is. I just feel like he is just sitting on the cold side corner looking and the corner laying flat on his belly. I don’t know if this is something I should worry about or if it’s normal. Cause I would appreciate any input you guys could give.
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Re: Help my baby breaded dragon is on the cold side alot

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:50 pm

Is he eating? The UVB is a strip light please tell me what brand and bulb and how far from the basking area? He should not be sitting on the cold side of the tank so something is off w/ the lighting -- how are you taking basking temps? NO stick ons you need a digital probe thermometer
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Re: Help my baby breaded dragon is on the cold side alot

Postby jjuniel » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:58 pm

He is eating like 10-20 Small Dubas a day. Should he be eating more? It is Zilla T8 16 watt Blub and it's in the middle of the tank on top of the net top. And I have a heat gun that way I can get a completely accurate temp. And I have a thermostat and the heat lamp with a probe on it. But regularly check it with the gun anyway. Its a 100 watt heat blub I'm thinking of changing it to a 75 watt blud you think that would be better for a 40 breader.
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Re: Help my baby breaded dragon is on the cold side alot

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:19 pm

Ok the T 8 needs to go inside the tank - they are not strong enough to go thru the screen and its blocking 30% of the rays --- make sure the clear plastic cover is off the fixture - I want you to replace the Zilla bulb w/ a Reptisun 10.0 T 8 -- its a way better bulb --- you need to have 6-8 inches directly above the basking decor piece --- you can hang w/ these 3 M command Velcro fasteners- picture hanging wire –long plastic zip ties-- shoe laces --- potted plant wire hangers
Get your UVB situated and watch his behavior -- hes eating good now he will eat more -- you need to e offering salads every morning -- here is a nutrition website ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
I want you to order some BSFL unless you can find them in your pet stores but I would get them on line they are also known as calci worms phoenix worms and nutri grubs
Here is some website for insects/ worms
www.reptilianarts.com good small silk worms when in stock if you ever order from here and you order bulk like 50 make sure you get food to feed and clean containers out daily
www.coastalsolkworms.com two places they come from east and west coast they come w/ food and are a great staple feeder
www.dubiaroaches.com great roaches and horn worms order medium they will come small and order small amounts they grow really fast
www.symtonbsf.com/ good place for BSFL and they are now carrying dubias but i think they are out of stock for smalls - order large do not dust and feed as many as you want use them to lure him to the salad bowl -- you will need a bowl like this to feed the insects / worms in https://www.amazon.com/MACGOAL-Reptile- ... cx_mr_hp_d
www.aafeeder.com/feeder-worms/superworms/ order some small super worms they have a dragon bundle --- you might want to check that out ---
www.mulberryfarms.com good silk worms when in stock -- they have butter worms and the only place that has them -- good worm to add on top of the salads like the supers 1-3 along w/ the lesser worms - 1-3 -
Get your UVB straightened out let me know how hes doing in a day or two after you get if fixed
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Re: Help my baby breaded dragon is on the cold side alot

Postby jjuniel » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:45 pm

I will definitely remove the cover and move it right now. Thanks for that. Im definitely giving him salad every morning. So are you saying to use the cali worms as the staple instead of dubia. Cause I'm willing to try if it's better and I understand the rest are to lure it to the salad bowl.
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Re: Help my baby breaded dragon is on the cold side alot

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:48 pm

Use both-- put the BSFL on top of his salads let him see you do this it will get his attention- you can feed the dubias in the bowl like an hr later -
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