Brumation 6 months??

vmanilova

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Fima is 7
I had him for over 7 years and didn’t change anything in his set up. This is the first year he’s sleeping this long. This picture is a week ago when I forced him out and then he fell asleep on me anyway. He’s not starving, doesn’t have mbd - tale is straight, no stuck shed, nothing else to cause him to be this way…I’m really confused. He’s super spoiled I offer his dubai, horns worms, silk worms - he will only eat suppers out of live food
I leave him a salad he picks out a few leaves but mainly goes for butternut squash and periodic blueberry and ignores the rest… really not an abused dragon here :)
I think in May when it got hot and I turned on AC maybe that’s why he got sleepy but since then I kept it at 75 during the day and at night I lower to 73 just because I can’t take it this hot and he has the heat emitter - and he still won’t come out …
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
When I measure I had basking at ~97 and inside his little hut it was 75ish and at night I turn on ceramic heat emitter 75w
What is the temps at night in the morning before lights on? You want ambient of 65-75- no warmer
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I just measured and it’s 83 under the heat emitter .If I turn off the heat emitter it would be cold with ac running
83 is too warm at night- dragons like cool and dark -- 65-75 for night time- he needs to be able to stabilize his system --- please get a temp in the morning of the tank - usually temps will go to house temps at night -
 

vmanilova

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Fima is 7
Turned it off, in the morning inside his tank was 77. Also switched the basking yesterday. Still no show
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Turned it off, in the morning inside his tank was 77. Also switched the basking yesterday. Still no show
Ok so the 77 is better -- are you using a solid bright white basking bulb? No colored or off white or yellowish bulbs?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I even posted pictures that it’s inside the tank there is no mesh
Ok I went back to look at the tank and I didnt see the updated ones - make sure your UVB is directly over the basking decor 12-15 inches -- w / all this correct I dont know what would be causing the brumation type behavior other than the its him / her- but sleeping all the time is not normal - have you considered taking him / her to the vet? Is the dragon basking at all ?
 

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