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Desijj00

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I just had a quick question! I am waiting to go buy my first bearded dragon, and I got a big used set for him and it came with the "Tekizoo super sun reptile light". I already ordered the "Reptisun T5" light but would this be acceptable too? Could I use it along with the T5 light for heat?
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I just had a quick question! I am waiting to go buy my first bearded dragon, and I got a big used set for him and it came with the "Tekizoo super sun reptile light". I already ordered the "Reptisun T5" light but would this be acceptable too? Could I use it along with the T5 light for heat?
You need a good solid bright white basking bulb -- I am thinking this Tekizoo gives off a yellowish hue you dont want that or colored bulbs or off white or Daytime bulbs- good bulbs that are bright white are examples Flukers Exo Terra Zoo Med Reptibasking bulb or Arcadia Halogen bulbs etc -- you will also need 2 digital probe thermometers to get surface basking temps -- T 5 's are really good UVB's they need certain distance and placement depending on your screen --what kind of screen do you have is it a fine screen like a screen door or a wide hole type and what size is your tank ?
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
You need a good solid bright white basking bulb -- I am thinking this Tekizoo gives off a yellowish hue you dont want that or colored bulbs or off white or Daytime bulbs- good bulbs that are bright white are examples Flukers Exo Terra Zoo Med Reptibasking bulb or Arcadia Halogen bulbs etc -- you will also need 2 digital probe thermometers to get surface basking temps -- T 5 's are really good UVB's they need certain distance and placement depending on your screen --what kind of screen do you have is it a fine screen like a screen door or a wide hole type and what size is your tank ?
And how old is the dragon please
 

Desijj00

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You need a good solid bright white basking bulb -- I am thinking this Tekizoo gives off a yellowish hue you dont want that or colored bulbs or off white or Daytime bulbs- good bulbs that are bright white are examples Flukers Exo Terra Zoo Med Reptibasking bulb or Arcadia Halogen bulbs etc -- you will also need 2 digital probe thermometers to get surface basking temps -- T 5 's are really good UVB's they need certain distance and placement depending on your screen --what kind of screen do you have is it a fine screen like a screen door or a wide hole type and what size is your tank ?
Where exactly do I put the thermometers then?? It is a fine screen. I was under the assumption I would just be putting it in the cage? But how far away from the bottom? Tank is 55 gallons right now. Do plan on upgrading later on though. So I just need a bright white basking bulb instead of the Tekizoo?
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Where exactly do I put the thermometers then?? It is a fine screen. I was under the assumption I would just be putting it in the cage? But how far away from the bottom? Tank is 55 gallons right now. Do plan on upgrading later on though. So I just need a bright white basking bulb instead of the Tekizoo?
The thermometers when you get the basking light place the probe on the basking decor leave 10 min or so get the temp - for a baby you want temps 105-110 for a 5/6 month old or adult 95-100-- the uvb needs to be directly over the basking decor 12-15 inches- if you need help w/ things to hang let me know I can post some things to use and yes about the tekizoo- you need the basking bulb I posted earlier and your uvb - uvb's do not give off heat they do but not what you need for temps--
 

Desijj00

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Okay and then what is a good supplement schedule for him? I have Calcium w/ D3, Calcium without D3 (both are Zoo Med brand) and then a multivitamin with beta carotene (Rep-Cal)
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I'm getting him from pet smart as soon as they get more in so they're just little guys. I'm not sure exactly
Ok - so your going to need temps for him / her 105-110 and he / she should have the insects dusted 5 x per week ONCE per feeding w/ calcium d3- multivitamin 2x per week ONCE per feeding- he won't eat a lot at first as he will go thru relocation stress- but w/ good surface basking temps and uvb he will acclimate to his tank faster- let him get adjusted to his tank and surroundings- I would let him settle in for at least a good week - then start hand feeding him maybe hold him a little in the tank - make sure you start feeding salads too- please no meal worms they are too harsh on babies stomachs- I would get some small bsfl ordered for him feed as many as you want they are great staple feeders for babies- feed them on top of his salads- please don't dust them - I would also get him on dubias a better feeder and easier to keep- pet stores are expensive for insects - you can use a 10 gallon aquarium and feed stuff you feed your dragon-- I would get some dubia food and dubia dew as well - here is a website for them and the bsfl also known as nutri grubs- go by the chart on this site for ordering dubias- www.dubiaroaches.com
Insects should be no bigger than the space between his eyes- if you need more help please ask
 

Desijj00

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Ok - so your going to need temps for him / her 105-110 and he / she should have the insects dusted 5 x per week ONCE per feeding w/ calcium d3- multivitamin 2x per week ONCE per feeding- he won't eat a lot at first as he will go thru relocation stress- but w/ good surface basking temps and uvb he will acclimate to his tank faster- let him get adjusted to his tank and surroundings- I would let him settle in for at least a good week - then start hand feeding him maybe hold him a little in the tank - make sure you start feeding salads too- please no meal worms they are too harsh on babies stomachs- I would get some small bsfl ordered for him feed as many as you want they are great staple feeders for babies- feed them on top of his salads- please don't dust them - I would also get him on dubias a better feeder and easier to keep- pet stores are expensive for insects - you can use a 10 gallon aquarium and feed stuff you feed your dragon-- I would get some dubia food and dubia dew as well - here is a website for them and the bsfl also known as nutri grubs- go by the chart on this site for ordering dubias- www.dubiaroaches.com
Insects should be no bigger than the space between his eyes- if you need more help please ask
I do have one more question, what are the veggies and fruits to avoid? I know there's a long list of healthy ones but which ones do I need to stay away from?
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I do have one more question, what are the veggies and fruits to avoid? I know there's a long list of healthy ones but which ones do I need to stay away from?
Here is a website for nutrition kale is a good staple feeder so ignore the list here they did more research on kale found it to be good and did not do what was thought - I think spinach is something you want to avoid
Nutrition Content
Also you want a digital probe hygrometer as well
 

Desijj00

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Would I be okay using this for UVB for a couple days until the T5 light comes in the mail??
 

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