It's too early to be stressed!

So like clockwork, Rocky wakes up and I put him in his enclosure to start his daily basking. I moved the lighting yesterday and this morning it would not cut on. It's the UVB bulb. I have 3 additional back up bulbs, no problem, until NONE OF THEM WORK. What in the world? Okay, don't panic. Rocky now sees his basking light on so at any moment I know that he's going to want to get in.
I take a moment, I put him in and calm myself down. I check the plugs....3 plugs later....nothing.
No store is open as it's 5am. Rocky is looking up like, "Something isn't right"- I'm saying, "I knowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!"
I lightly turn the bulb, flip it, I didn't know what was happening.
After a miraculous moment - it worked! Okay, now I have to take Rocky out of his enclosure, I put him back in his bed, he is running around the bed trying to get to his enclosure- I'm saying, "get back."
I don't know what happened, but I am so grateful things worked out!

My lesson- as many bulbs as I have, I was not prepared if my fixture went out! It's always something:oops::rolleyes:
 

xp29

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Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
He's a teenager now, he can't let his buddies see mom hugging him lol.
Don't fret though when he is an adult he will most likely become really snugglely.
 

Rocky2022

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Beardie name(s)
Rocky
He's a teenager now, he can't let his buddies see mom hugging him lol.
Don't fret though when he is an adult he will most likely become really snugglely.
You know what's cool. No matter where we go, Rocky is always well behaved in person. He calmly lays across my shoulder and when others hold/pet him, he always show that he is well behaved. I guess I can't ask for much more. They always ask, "OMG how did you train him so well?" If they only knew it was the other way around! I do tell them when they ask...does he follow you (why in the world does everyone thinks he will act like a dog- well, I guess...never mind), I say, "No, me makes me chase him!"
 

xp29

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Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
My girl Chomp loved attention, she would go to just about anyone that reached out to pet her. the expressions on their faces was usually priceless.
they are great ambassadors for the retile hobby
 

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