Baby Beardie Basking issue

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Baby Beardie Basking issue

Postby SunDragon » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:45 pm

Hello,
We just got our baby today and I told Breeder I wanted to wait til 6 weeks old. So we set the date for pick up today. I find out it’s only 4 weeks old. How high should it’s basking area be from the floor? Right now, looking at this guy, I don’t think he can climb to where I have it. I don’t want to cause undue stress but I really think I should lower it so he can get to the heat. I have a digital thermometer with probe already in there. I have some photos of enclosure, basking area and baby that I will post.
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Re: Baby Beardie Basking issue

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:51 pm

Cute little guy! They are pretty good climbers, so I'd leave it be for a couple of days and just watch him a lot to see how he reacts. If he still doesn't climb the log, try rearranging it by taking the hammock out, set the basking spot as the top of one of the flat stones, and lower the angle of the log a bit. You'll need to re-read the surface temps and adjust your lights accordingly.
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Re: Baby Beardie Basking issue

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:52 pm

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Re: Baby Beardie Basking issue

Postby SunDragon » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:02 pm

Thanks! Will it be a problem if he goes the rest of the day without being able to get to the hotter area even after he eats? My 100w basking bulb is almost on the mesh and I’m only getting 105, should I upgrade to a 150 w?

He is cute! :) Thanks!
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Re: Baby Beardie Basking issue

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:05 pm

He'll be OK while you get everything dialed in. 105 is a good basking temps. You'll also want some areas around that in the 90s and a gradient down to the 75-85 range away from the basking and UVB Lights. They're good about moving around to get what they need at a given time as long as they have options.
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Re: Baby Beardie Basking issue

Postby SunDragon » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:11 pm

Ok great thanks. Yes I have a temperature gradient from the basking area and down and from the basking area to the cool side of the tank where the food/water is located. I’m glad that he already ate a little and crawled in the water bowl.

Thank you again! I am terribly nervous about messing up and him getting sick. Thank you so much for your help CooperDragon!
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Re: Baby Beardie Basking issue

Postby SunDragon » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:40 pm

Clever little guy figured it out! Whew! I can tell I will be such a mess this first week!
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Re: Baby Beardie Basking issue

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:29 am

Good! I figured he might be able to get up there given some time to roam around.
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