When will brumation stop?

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When will brumation stop?

Postby TackoFallForPres » Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:24 am

When will my bearded dragon stop brumating? Unless it is parasites he is still brumating. He is actually eating fine but is in the shade a lot more and has been more lazy. This has been since November. I got him parasite tested in October so I am not too worried about parasites. I live in MA and it is still pretty cold here. Is it normal for my bearded dragon to still be acting like this? Any responses are much appreciated.
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Re: When will brumation stop?

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:36 am

Lighting and basking temps ? They are the two MOST IMPORTANT things in the tank - if they are incorrect you will get this kind of behavior- what are your basking temps and how are you taking them? NO stick ons please-- and UVB extremely important brand bulb and where in the tank is it? NO coils please
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Re: When will brumation stop?

Postby TackoFallForPres » Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:49 am

I'm so sorry for not getting back. The basking spot temps are never below 95f or over 105f. The UVB is definitely not coil it is a long t5 tube like https://www.chewy.com/zoo-med-reptisun-100-uvb-t5-ho/dp/257675?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=hg&utm_content=Zoo%20Med&utm_term=&gclid=CjwKCAjwmv-DBhAMEiwA7xYrdwsAxNtqUhsoDFxr7YFYYw84h5kNIZjVqHxYYuo_MW2XS5aTDMR-CxoCFR4QAvD_BwE it is very strange because he eats fine. Sorry but I don't know what you mean by how am I taking them. But they are monitored by a thermometer. I have 2 thermometers in there and I switch them around to make sure that one is not displaying the wrong temp. The lights are on top of the enclosure with a dome around the basking. The UVB is on the back of the enclosure while the basking is on the front. If you have any more questions please let me know.
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Re: When will brumation stop?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:57 am

Where is the T 5? top of screen or inside the tank -- distance and placement is crucial --- basking temps are being taken by a digital probe thermometer? the probe needs to be placed on the spot where he sits for basking -- it only needs to sit there for 10 minutes or so to get the accurate temp- it does not need to stay there -- incorrect UVB will present w/ brumation symptoms along w/ basking temps but those look good -- the bulb is a good bulb but placement and distance is crucial
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Re: When will brumation stop?

Postby TackoFallForPres » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:27 am

KarrieRee wrote:Where is the T 5? top of screen or inside the tank -- distance and placement is crucial --- basking temps are being taken by a digital probe thermometer? the probe needs to be placed on the spot where he sits for basking -- it only needs to sit there for 10 minutes or so to get the accurate temp- it does not need to stay there -- incorrect UVB will present w/ brumation symptoms along w/ basking temps but those look good -- the bulb is a good bulb but placement and distance is crucial

The t5 is in top of the screen. It is not inside the tank. I dont have a probe thermometer. Here is my thermometer https://www.google.com/shopping/product/15738101698777325791?q=thermometer+reptile&client=ms-android-verizon&biw=360&bih=645&tbs=vw:l,ss:44&sxsrf=ALeKk01j2sa3BPZ342TNRGkSt1FN9Rr6Gg:1619018604856&prds=eto:12815857560333881394_0,cdl:1,prmr:1,cs: The thermometer is placed under the basking light where he sits.
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Re: When will brumation stop?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:32 am

If your screen is a fine mesh screen like a screen door you need to get it placed inside the tank approx 12-15 inches w/ basking decor directly underneath -- the screen is blocking 30% of the rays -- your thermometer should have a probe so you can set the probe on the basking spot -- the one you have is giving you ambient temps not actual basking temps- leave the probe there for like 10 minutes or so then get the temp you dont need to leave it there all the time -- if you need things to hang the fixture w/ I can post some for you -- but I would get your UVB inside the tank and watch his behavior --
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Re: When will brumation stop?

Postby TackoFallForPres » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:21 am

KarrieRee wrote:If your screen is a fine mesh screen like a screen door you need to get it placed inside the tank approx 12-15 inches w/ basking decor directly underneath -- the screen is blocking 30% of the rays -- your thermometer should have a probe so you can set the probe on the basking spot -- the one you have is giving you ambient temps not actual basking temps- leave the probe there for like 10 minutes or so then get the temp you dont need to leave it there all the time -- if you need things to hang the fixture w/ I can post some for you -- but I would get your UVB inside the tank and watch his behavior --

Ok thank you! I will do that immediately
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