Digging - change of behaviour

Silvally

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For the past week, my bearded dragon has been furiously digging in her enclosure. She's constantly making holes and has been glass surfing more. Could this be something other than being gravid? For a few of those days she refused all food but she's back to eating.
 

KarrieRee

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For the past week, my bearded dragon has been furiously digging in her enclosure. She's constantly making holes and has been glass surfing more. Could this be something other than being gravid? For a few of those days she refused all food but she's back to eating.
Sounds like she needs a dig box -- I would get one set up for her - the other possible factor could be the tank is too hot or your using a incorrect UVB -- like a coil --
LAYBOX
potting soil that doesn't have any type of chemicals or fertilizers in it, mixed with sand, etc. Be sure it is at least 10-12 inches deep & that the mix is damp enough to where it will hold up to her making a burrow but not sopping wet to have standing water.
 

Silvally

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Sounds like she needs a dig box -- I would get one set up for her - the other possible factor could be the tank is too hot or your using a incorrect UVB -- like a coil --
LAYBOX
potting soil that doesn't have any type of chemicals or fertilizers in it, mixed with sand, etc. Be sure it is at least 10-12 inches deep & that the mix is damp enough to where it will hold up to her making a burrow but not sopping wet to have standing water.
Surface temps of basking area usually range between 100 - 110 - she prefers it hot and it's controlled with a dimming thermostat. She also has a arcadia 12% t5 tube.
She prefers to be on a loose substrate (I use the fertiliser free topsoil/playsand mixture) as she does like to dig normally and prefers it over subs like non adhesive lino/carpet etc that I've used before - it's just that's all she has been doing this week. I did set up a laybox like as mentioned with topsoil yesterday, which she made a hole in, but after she made a big hole she spent most of her time jumping out. She refuses to dig if it's not in her enclosure and will try to escape.

Right now made a burrow in her hide and I think she's laying lol. She's wiggling her ass and closing her eyes.
 

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