6 month old sitting with front legs in water..

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6 month old sitting with front legs in water..

Postby Splreece » Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:44 am

Hey all.recently saw behaviour change after replacing basking light.

Prev deets were 43deg basking spot 38 deg warm 29 deg cool and 35% humidity.. T5 reptisun 12%. However she's hidden in hides pretty much all week since so I downgraded bulb.

Now...

I now use a lower watt bulb at 75w with deets of 27deg cool 31% humidity 36deg warm and 36-40deg baskingt spot..

I've out a water bowl in to Inc humidity as I know dragons rarely drink standing water.... How ever the last 2 days I've had her place her front feet in it... See pic

Not sure whether it's just a refreshing quirk or she's unhappy and this is a statement or it's satisfying her.... Any thoughts? As she's not eating great this week and still has she'd so maybe all jus coincidence.. But u never know...

Good thing is she's out the hide and is nibbling on the odd locust n worm. [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: 6 month old sitting with front legs in water..

Postby VirginiaWH » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:26 am

Hi, I'm new here, so maybe the others will give you some more information, but I think it is something normal, she is exploring the new surrounding. This is good she is interested :wink:
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Re: 6 month old sitting with front legs in water..

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:16 pm

Sometimes they like to splash around or sit in the water. Especially if they are a bit warm. Turning the temps down a little sounds like it helped. The water dish looks too small to cause any issues, so I'd just let her sit there if that's what she wants. Give her a week or so to adjust to the changes and if you want to make more tweaks after that, go for it. Keep adjusting until she seems content.
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