Bearded dragon gets close to UV

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Bearded dragon gets close to UV

Postby LoraLizard » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:51 pm

Hey guys, so usually my beardie is out basking under her heat lamp, but these passed few days she’s been climbing high on her branch and going right under the UV bulb, and i’m worried she’s too close to it. Is this a problem and why is she doing it?[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Bearded dragon gets close to UV

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:53 pm

is it on top of the mesh? And what bulb are you using?
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Re: Bearded dragon gets close to UV

Postby loljelloclowdz » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:40 pm

Have you replaced the bulb every 6 months or so?
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Re: Bearded dragon gets close to UV

Postby LoraLizard » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:23 am

loljelloclowdz wrote:Have you replaced the bulb every 6 months or so?

It’s been about 8 months and i just replaced it and i noticed she stopped going under it so often
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Re: Bearded dragon gets close to UV

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:31 am

T 8's need to be inside the tank bulb unobstructed no plastic cover no screen 6-8 inches directly underneath-
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Re: Bearded dragon gets close to UV

Postby LoraLizard » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:36 am

KarrieRee wrote:T 8's need to be inside the tank bulb unobstructed no plastic cover no screen 6-8 inches directly underneath-

Yes i have it under the mesh inside the tank velcroed on the sides, and then it doesn’t cover the whole tank about 2/3 of the tank
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Re: Bearded dragon gets close to UV

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:41 am

Ok sounds good - any difference in the behavior?
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Re: Bearded dragon gets close to UV

Postby LoraLizard » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:30 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Ok sounds good - any difference in the behavior?

Yes actually. I just posted about this aswell, but she hasn’t been eating much. Won’t eat her worms or crickets, only her salad. She also has been hiding more often under dark places, yesterday she was out basking but she went back to hide today.
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Re: Bearded dragon gets close to UV

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:56 pm

She is in the semi brumation phase it sounds like--- most are off their food now not eating as much pretty common -- as long as shes still eating and basking not losing weight your good --
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Re: Bearded dragon gets close to UV

Postby NivAndBlu » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:59 am

It's normal! It happens to me and it happens to be the warmest spot of the tank. So don't worry mate, it's how bearded dragons like to stay warm :D
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Re: Bearded dragon gets close to UV

Postby NivAndBlu » Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:03 am

In fact, my bearded dragon has done that a LOT and he's perfectly fine :3
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