New baby bearded dragon brumation?

TimK89

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Wow lol
A solar meter?
Those are expensive.
Well you must be doing everything as efficient as you possibly can.

They make UVB/UVA cards that are much cheaper.
10-20 bucks.
If you want take the solar meter back and buy one of these.
REPTI ZOO UVB Tester
You got 2 for 7.99 & can be used up to 500X ea.
But they do come in handy
I bought the cards on amazon and tried them they worked but I knew the uv was good because I just bought it just wasn’t sure how much I was getting. So I guess they are good to see if you need replacement bulb so I just bit the bullet and ordered the solar meter on Amazon for 250 bucks lol cost more than the tank because I wasn’t sure how high to set basking spot anyway I see that these dragons live a long time so I guess it’s good to have.
 

TimK89

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Yes you can but it's better to take them out- roaches usually don't bother the dragon it's the crickets that need to come out
I tried finding them they disappeared somewhere. Maybe by next week I will try to give the dragon a bath and clean his tank I’ll get them then. Doesn’t seem like he wants to go near his bowls for salad or for water once I receive my order with his new food and bowl in a few days hopefully that will change He’s been moving around the basking spot I put a small towel in his little hideout maybe he will go down there once I turn the lights off in a hour I still didn’t setup the automatic timer yet. I appreciate your time for helping me and I feel a little more comfortable that he ate and Is moving around.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
I tried finding them they disappeared somewhere. Maybe by next week I will try to give the dragon a bath and clean his tank I’ll get them then. Doesn’t seem like he wants to go near his bowls for salad or for water once I receive my order with his new food and bowl in a few days hopefully that will change He’s been moving around the basking spot I put a small towel in his little hideout maybe he will go down there once I turn the lights off in a hour I still didn’t setup the automatic timer yet. I appreciate your time for helping me and I feel a little more comfortable that he ate and Is moving around.
It's common for them not to eat salads they are attracted to movement - they don't usually drink from a bowl either- keep offering water every other day on his nose - their main diet is protein now--
 

AHBD

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Just wanted to say that you're doing a great job so far. :) Also that it's good to stick with the small dubias for a while, better to be on the safe side and not get some that are too big.
 

TimK89

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Just wanted to say that you're doing a great job so far. :) Also that it's good to stick with the small dubias for a while, better to be on the safe side and not get some that are too big.
Thank you ! I got his roaches 3/8” there was a few that seemed a little bigger seemed like he struggled a bit to get it down the other ones were fine. Maybe next order I get some 1/4” and more 3/8” and mix them up. I’m going to see if it likes those BSFL try to mix it up with a salad like KarrieRee recommend. My kids won’t eat salad my dragon won’t eat it (I actually need to eat some myself) this household not doing to good with salads lol.
 

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