13 Month Old Glass Surfing!! Help!!

SavyCat8000

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You can try that -- everything looks good so far just make sure your temps are in check - if its not that I am gonna say its the hormone thing -- Hiccup has been running his tank the last 2 weeks maybe --- so I have been bringing him out and he is calmer after wards so -- but I am used to him doing this -- its normal for him every Jan - Feb he gets like that
Sorry it's taking me so long to respond. I finally got the temp gun and her main basking spot (a stone) is about 91°F and her hammock, which is also on the hot side, is about 100°F. Along with the cool side of her tank which ranges from 75-80°F, i would say her temps are good. Im not really sure why she's doing it but she did calm down a bit today and finally eat some salad!! I would love anymore suggestions, and im feeling much more hopeful ;)
 

KarrieRee

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Sorry it's taking me so long to respond. I finally got the temp gun and her main basking spot (a stone) is about 91°F and her hammock, which is also on the hot side, is about 100°F. Along with the cool side of her tank which ranges from 75-80°F, i would say her temps are good. Im not really sure why she's doing it but she did calm down a bit today and finally eat some salad!! I would love anymore suggestions, and im feeling much more hopeful ;)
Is that 91 w/ the digital probe or the IR gun--- IR guns cant read off of hammocks - I would get the temp up to 95-100 for surface basking temps --
 

SavyCat8000

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Is that 91 w/ the digital probe or the IR gun--- IR guns cant read off of hammocks - I would get the temp up to 95-100 for surface basking temps --
I really don't think her temps are low because I live in florida and right now it's blazing hot outside. Our house is about 76° on average. 91° was with the IR gun; the probe reads 93.5°. She rarely lays on her rock and basks, she's usually on her hammock where it's closer to her uvb tube. She has two heat sources in a dual dome; one is a 75w basking bulb and the other is a ceramic heater. I got the temps of the bulbs and they are both well over 250°. If anything, she might be hot!
 

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I really don't think her temps are low because I live in florida and right now it's blazing hot outside. Our house is about 76° on average. 91° was with the IR gun; the probe reads 93.5°. She rarely lays on her rock and basks, she's usually on her hammock where it's closer to her uvb tube. She has two heat sources in a dual dome; one is a 75w basking bulb and the other is a ceramic heater. I got the temps of the bulbs and they are both well over 250°. If anything, she might be hot!
But I will definitely still try suggestions, although she's calming down a bit which is great!! Maybe it's just horomones?? I'm really hoping it's not eggs/egg binding or anything like that!
 

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But I will definitely still try suggestions, although she's calming down a bit which is great!! Maybe it's just horomones?? I'm really hoping it's not eggs/egg binding or anything like that!
Also she does sometimes open her mouth while basking and retreat to her cool side which is why I think she might be hot.
 

SavyCat8000

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Ok the digital probe is the best way to get the temps they are more accurate
Yes it's actually reading a bit hotter today; around 95°. She's glass surfing a lot again what should I do?? I took her out for 10 mins but all she did was glass surf the walls and try to get back to her enclosure. I really want her to be happy and right now she seems miserable. She's starting to rub so hard she's getting her snout a little raw/pinkish. She's also not eating anything I offered her today including dried mealworms which are her favorite. Please help!!
 

KarrieRee

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Yes it's actually reading a bit hotter today; around 95°. She's glass surfing a lot again what should I do?? I took her out for 10 mins but all she did was glass surf the walls and try to get back to her enclosure. I really want her to be happy and right now she seems miserable. She's starting to rub so hard she's getting her snout a little raw/pinkish. She's also not eating anything I offered her today including dried mealworms which are her favorite. Please help!!
Is she digging or just glass surfing -- her tank could be too small -- it could be hormones -- my oldest has been glass surfing alot as well if I get him out its for 2 hrs and then hes fine --- hes in a 120 gallon tank -- and he does this every year at this time -- it drives me crazy cuz where I am today its -12 - get her out for a longer period of time and see if it doesnt calm her down --
 

SavyCat8000

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Is she digging or just glass surfing -- her tank could be too small -- it could be hormones -- my oldest has been glass surfing alot as well if I get him out its for 2 hrs and then hes fine --- hes in a 120 gallon tank -- and he does this every year at this time -- it drives me crazy cuz where I am today its -12 - get her out for a longer period of time and see if it doesnt calm her down -
Currently she has a 40 gallon, which I know is small. I really don't have the room for something bigger unless I move her setup outside which is an option because I live in florida. I'll try to bring her out longer. When you bring her out, what do you do while you supervise her? Should I let her roam my room, which is pretty small, or let her roam someplace bigger? Thanks for the help!!
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Currently she has a 40 gallon, which I know is small. I really don't have the room for something bigger unless I move her setup outside which is an option because I live in florida. I'll try to bring her out longer. When you bring her out, what do you do while you supervise her? Should I let her roam my room, which is pretty small, or let her roam someplace bigger? Thanks for the help!!
I put him in my LR on a chair in front of my LR window - he sits up there and looks out the window -- I will watch TV or in the kitchen as I can keep an eye on him there - then after sitting there for around an hr he will crawl down to the seat and take a nap behind the throw pillow on the chair - make sure your floors are picked up w/ stuff as they tend to eat stuff they should not --- make sure she cant get under stuff that you cant get her out like refrigerators low dressers to the floor etc
 

SavyCat8000

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I put him in my LR on a chair in front of my LR window - he sits up there and looks out the window -- I will watch TV or in the kitchen as I can keep an eye on him there - then after sitting there for around an hr he will crawl down to the seat and take a nap behind the throw pillow on the chair - make sure your floors are picked up w/ stuff as they tend to eat stuff they should not --- make sure she cant get under stuff that you cant get her out like refrigerators low dressers to the floor etc
Oh I see. When I take my beardie out, she will frantically run around; even if I set her in front of my window she will run around my desk, frantically trying to get back to her enclosure. I will try our living room which is out of sight of her enclosure. Hopefully she will calm down sometime soon!! Maybe bringing her out will help. Thanks!
 

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