Bearded dragon sick or brumation?

Blue_the_beardie

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Beardie name(s)
Blue
Hey! Recently, beardie has been lethargic. She went to bed very early yesterday, around 6pm (normally 9pm). When she woke up she stayed in her hide all day. Her lights go on a 7am. I offered her some crickets, but I don't think she ate any. When I came to check on her, she was still sleeping in her hide. I took her out to see if it would wake her up a bit. She went right back to sleep. It's been like this for a week. It is getting colder, so my only thought is brumation. She brumated for 3 weeks last winter. Does this sound healthy(sound like brumation)? Also, is September two early for brumation? I will be taking her to the vet either way for a yearly check-up, or to make sure she is good for brumation. Thanks for any advice!

Details:
Uvb: t5, REPTISUN, tube bulb, 24w.
UVB placement: Inside Tank
Heat: 100 watt basking bulb
Cold side: 80°F / 26° C
Warm side: 89°F / 31° C
Basking point: 95°F / 35°C
Tank size: 50 gallon

Thanks again!
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Hey! Recently, beardie has been lethargic. She went to bed very early yesterday, around 6pm (normally 9pm). When she woke up she stayed in her hide all day. Her lights go on a 7am. I offered her some crickets, but I don't think she ate any. When I came to check on her, she was still sleeping in her hide. I took her out to see if it would wake her up a bit. She went right back to sleep. It's been like this for a week. It is getting colder, so my only thought is brumation. She brumated for 3 weeks last winter. Does this sound healthy(sound like brumation)? Also, is September two early for brumation? I will be taking her to the vet either way for a yearly check-up, or to make sure she is good for brumation. Thanks for any advice!

Details:
Uvb: t5, REPTISUN, tube bulb, 24w.
UVB placement: Inside Tank
Heat: 100 watt basking bulb
Cold side: 80°F / 26° C
Warm side: 89°F / 31° C
Basking point: 95°F / 35°C
Tank size: 50 gallon

Thanks again!
Is your UVB directly over the basking decor piece --- distance 12-15 inches
 

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