New/first beardie

newowner22

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Shes still gonna shed on her head -- the eye I cant tell to much -
Is this hammock too close the the uvb bulb ? How can I tell that she’s been drinking enough water, I have a little Gatorade cap in there I clean and fill every morning and it’s gone by next day but could it be evaporating I haven’t really seen her drink every day but when I drop water on her head she doesn’t really want any
 

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Hazel_AndWarrior_10

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Hazel my female baby beardie and Warrior my male baby rescue
The hammock might need to be a little bit more tighter so that way it doesn't droop too much. It looks fine on the spot it's at right now. You can tell if she's dehydrated is that if she opens her mouth (which that is gonna be hard) you can see little strands in the back. You can also put some on her nose and see if she drinks it. What I do is that I put my beardie near her water bowl and then tap on the water to have movement and then she drinks it.
 
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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Is this hammock too close the the uvb bulb ? How can I tell that she’s been drinking enough water, I have a little Gatorade cap in there I clean and fill every morning and it’s gone by next day but could it be evaporating I haven’t really seen her drink every day but when I drop water on her head she doesn’t really want any
Distance should be 12-15 inches for uvb
 

newowner22

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Distance should be 12-15 inches for uvb
She’s been normal until the past 2 days been glass surfing a little not much but she’s just been sitting on the hammock most the time and sometimes with her head just lowered like she’s laying but in the middle of the day, also in the pic the black lines and stuff on her stomach means she’s stressed? She only really wants to eat when I feed by hand doesn’t feel the need to chase them around to eat anymore but also just starting maybe a hour ago she would just barely eat any yesterday she had like 40-50 nutrigrubs which is daily… any help would be appreciated
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
She’s been normal until the past 2 days been glass surfing a little not much but she’s just been sitting on the hammock most the time and sometimes with her head just lowered like she’s laying but in the middle of the day, also in the pic the black lines and stuff on her stomach means she’s stressed? She only really wants to eat when I feed by hand doesn’t feel the need to chase them around to eat anymore but also just starting maybe a hour ago she would just barely eat any yesterday she had like 40-50 nutrigrubs which is daily… any help would be appreciated
Dragons get most of their moisture from the greens- is she eating her greens? I see a gauge in the tank are you using one w/ a probe on it? Is she eating the 40-50 here recently of nutrigrubs and are you feeding any other staple like crickets or dubias?
 

newowner22

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Dragons get most of their moisture from the greens- is she eating her greens? I see a gauge in the tank are you using one w/ a probe on it? Is she eating the 40-50 here recently of nutrigrubs and are you feeding any other staple like crickets or dubias?
I give her kale and I gave her tiny tiny bits of watermelon the other day when I didn’t have kale, yeah the one in the middle is just the ambient temps but it’s accurate to the one that is with a probe, I’ve only been feeding the nutri grubs for now do you think she’d be able to eat the Dubois this small? And yeah she eats that many every day usually combined all 3 times she eats a day
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I give her kale and I gave her tiny tiny bits of watermelon the other day when I didn’t have kale, yeah the one in the middle is just the ambient temps but it’s accurate to the one that is with a probe, I’ve only been feeding the nutri grubs for now do you think she’d be able to eat the Dubois this small? And yeah she eats that many every day usually combined all 3 times she eats a day
Ok yes she can eat dubias you can order from here they are really good look at the size chart and order the roaches no bigger than the space between her eyes- www.dubiaroaches.com
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Oh man very good point the 12% is a lot for small tank. Go for her original link here below. Sorry about that

Use the 5.0 bulb that comes w/ the fixture it will need to be unobstructed and distance would be 6-8 inches directly above the basking decor piece -- when you upgrade to a bigger tank then order your Reptisun 10.0 T 5 bulb it will go right into the fixture --- just remember the 5.0 bulb will expire in 5 months so please change it out then
 

newowner22

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How are you and the dragon doing? Did you get some dubia ?
Yeah I got the Dubias but only enough for a week because I can’t maintain them right at the moment. Thanks for asking though I’ll post some pics she been getting more used to me and stuff I can pick her up sometimes, got a new hide for her too. I came on here to ask if these nutri grubs are gonna be okay to feed because I ordered 500 small and they gave me ones that look way to big but I wanted to see if I could even use them that big , and by the time they got here they are already turning black
 

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newowner22

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How are you and the dragon doing? Did you get some dubia ?
Ok yes she can eat dubias you can order from here they are really good look at the size chart and order the roaches no bigger than the space between her eyes- www.dubiaroaches.com
dubiaroaches .com is usually good with my orders but the last couple times they been giving me like bigger insects than I can use and different than what I payed for tho it’s only 8 bucks I mean I have to wait another week for them to send more if I can’t use the ones I got, some pics so u can see size of her and size of between her eyes to let me know if they’ll be usable
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Yeah I got the Dubias but only enough for a week because I can’t maintain them right at the moment. Thanks for asking though I’ll post some pics she been getting more used to me and stuff I can pick her up sometimes, got a new hide for her too. I came on here to ask if these nutri grubs are gonna be okay to feed because I ordered 500 small and they gave me ones that look way to big but I wanted to see if I could even use them that big , and by the time they got here they are already turning black
The black ones are going to turn to flies - keep them dragons love the flies
 

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