Clyde my baby dragon

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Clyde my baby dragon

Postby beckyaharding » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:07 am

I'm a first time beardie owner and I just got Clyde yesterday. I know it takes time for them to get used to their surroundings but Clyde does have stress marks and I'm hoping to get some advice to make Clyde's home the best home possible. I got the zoo med starter kit that had UVB light that doesnt span the entire tank, a day and night basking lamp but I ordered a ceramic one since I read that red light could still effect their sleep cycles. Also I ordered more hides and climbs since I only bought one hide and a hammock for a climb to the basking spot. Clyde also is on felt and not sand since he's a juvenile and I read that sand could be harmful. Clyde is at his food bowl already so I think he might have ate the crickets and pellets I left for him, and I left out water 24/7 also. Any advice is welcome! Me and Clyde thanks you 😁
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Re: Clyde my baby dragon

Postby Linds » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:36 pm

What you’ve done so far sounds good! Red light is indeed not good for them and the UVB coil and compact bulbs are not adequate. Did you replace the bulb with a reptisun 10.0 or Arcadia 12%?
Pellets are okay but not really necessary. Do you offer him salad daily? It’s important to encourage it while they’re young, even if they don’t really touch it. My 6 month old eats his salads like a champ!
Other than that, he’ll probably take a few days to really settle in. Have you covered the back wall of his tank so he feels safer? You can also cover the sides too but I only cover the back and it’s been fine.
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Re: Clyde my baby dragon

Postby Linds » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:08 pm

I didn't look at how old this post was until I submitted, I was just answering in the "unanswered posts" section! I hope Clyde is doing well anyway haha!
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