Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:09 pm

Ok so its good you are checking up on this now but you want to get it changed out asap - temps for her should be 105-110
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:10 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Yep and those kits are NO GOOD -- you can get the Reptisun 26 watt - I have not heard anything bad about them yet - but IMO I would ditch the coil all together and get this
https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/ima ... 2hzxt.webp
24" fixture w/ this bulb 22" - https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/ima ... aO-3N.webp
these are really good bulbs and they need to be replaced once a year - if you notice it has the D3
please ask if you have any more questions
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Yep nothing premium about those kits.

Make sure the 26W Reptisun is rated 10%UVB and not 5%UVB. I've not used that globe, but have been using the Exo Terra 26W UVB200 globes for my bearded dragons in their rearing tubs for years with very good results.
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:16 pm

coulf you upload a screenshot or picture of that light and it’s packaging
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:19 pm

her temps are usually 90° with 38 humidity
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:21 pm

the reason i never realized this was incorrect is because she’s seemed happy and she regulates her temperature quite a lot so i thought she was hot enough, and also the fact woth all the research i did no one mentioned this. recently she has been stressed slightly so i’ve been really nervous.
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:24 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Ok so its good you are checking up on this now but you want to get it changed out asap - temps for her should be 105-110
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I'd be a bit more concervative on the basking spot temperature , no hotter than 40 degC ( 105 F ) as it's closer to it's preferred body temperature..

This will encourage the dragon to bask a bit longer and gives a good margin for safety as you can not trust the accuracy of thermometers unless you know their calibration is good.
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:28 pm

ryexbread wrote:her temps are usually 90° with 38 humidity


90 degF is fine for the warm zone.
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EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:31 pm

do you have a picture of the 24W bulb?
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:31 pm

ryexbread wrote:coulf you upload a screenshot or picture of that light and it’s packaging


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CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
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EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:47 pm

ryexbread wrote:do you have a picture of the 24W bulb?

Links to the pages of the fitting and t5 tube KarrieRee suggested are below

The 24W arcadia tubes https://www.reptilebasics.com/arcadia-d ... 5-bulb-22/


These are currently regarded as the BEST available .

suitable fixture with built-in reflector https://www.reptilebasics.com/t5-light- ... -strip-24/
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby ryexbread » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:07 pm

is the reptisun tube 10.0 UVB bulb okay too?
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:13 pm

Ok so you only need one basking bulb - either the 26 watt or switch to the Tube-- a fixture/ hood w/ reflector w/ a Reptisun 10.0 bulb T 5 I think I posted links to website for that- the Arcadia bulbs are good they are w/ D3
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Re: Should I Be Giving My Bearded Dragon Calcium Everyday

Postby Longfellow777 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:09 pm

ryexbread wrote:[Click image to enlarge]


this is pretty much what i bought


karrie is right friend. I bought that same kit when i first got my beardie and i ended up buying all new stuff. if you have the money i would get the reptisun hood with a 10.0 HO T5 uvb tube that's what us and our baby use. You should definitely aim to get the hot side to around 105 for digestive purposes. Stay on this forum you will get the help you need. Take it from me a question is never a dumb one when it comes to the health of our lil ones. Welcome and Good Luck
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