Baby dragon jumping at glass

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Baby dragon jumping at glass

Postby polibe » Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:52 am

Hello!
My beardie is 2 month old (bought him 1,5 months ago).
Terrarium size is 90x45x45 with UV and heat lamp. Warm-up point up to 42C.
It feeds on crickets, salad, mealworms.
Supplements: calcium daily, vitamins once a week.
Problem: jumps into the glass. Of course, he spends most of time under the lamp in a relaxed mode (he is really calm), but sometimes he likes to run around to explore the terrarium and can bump into glass (for example when runs or jump from a stone into the background or from the stick).
Can he break his nose? How to solve the problem? Do they stop getting so mad when they get older?
Thanks!
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Re: Baby dragon jumping at glass

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:13 pm

Your tank looks nice --- first what substrate are you using? What UVB are you using T 8 or a T 5 bulb and does the UVB have a reflector ? I would move the UVB so its directly over him --- he is going to benefit better from it being over head rather on the back wall --- it is normal for them to jump at that age -- they think they can fly so its best to let him acclimate to his tank and surroundings first before getting him out ---hes pretty little -- I would lay some of the decor down so he cant jump so high off of it -- are you getting only basking temps w/ the stick on or do you have a digital probe thermometer? If you do not I recommend you get one -- the stick ons are inaccurate for basking temps-- he needs them to be 105-110 take w/ that digital probe and it needs to be placed on the spot where he bask
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Re: Baby dragon jumping at glass

Postby polibe » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:21 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Your tank looks nice --- first what substrate are you using? What UVB are you using T 8 or a T 5 bulb and does the UVB have a reflector ? I would move the UVB so its directly over him --- he is going to benefit better from it being over head rather on the back wall --- it is normal for them to jump at that age -- they think they can fly so its best to let him acclimate to his tank and surroundings first before getting him out ---hes pretty little -- I would lay some of the decor down so he cant jump so high off of it -- are you getting only basking temps w/ the stick on or do you have a digital probe thermometer? If you do not I recommend you get one -- the stick ons are inaccurate for basking temps-- he needs them to be 105-110 take w/ that digital probe and it needs to be placed on the spot where he bask
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Hi! Corn substrate. This is a T8 lamp) I can move a lamp to the center of a tank top, sure)
Thermometer has a digital probe and it fixed on the warming spot.

I laid a stick down, but he's running on the bottom and still bumping to the glass. I am sure he's very curious and tries to explore all my room) And he's sooo jumpy)
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Re: Baby dragon jumping at glass

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:33 pm

For a T 8 it needs to be 6-8 inches directly above the basking decor and it MUST have a reflector so the UVB rays are shining downward on him ---
The little guy is curious ---- I would change out the substrate tho --- I would put in some textured NON adhesive shelf liner cut to the size of the tank any insects being fed in the tank especially crickets left in there is not good --- they will not be able to get under the shelf liner ---
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Re: Baby dragon jumping at glass

Postby polibe » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:46 pm

KarrieRee wrote:For a T 8 it needs to be 6-8 inches directly above the basking decor and it MUST have a reflector so the UVB rays are shining downward on him ---
The little guy is curious ---- I would change out the substrate tho --- I would put in some textured NON adhesive shelf liner cut to the size of the tank any insects being fed in the tank especially crickets left in there is not good --- they will not be able to get under the shelf liner ---
Karrie


Thank you very much for your recommendations!
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