Someone pls help !!

I’ve called numerous pet stores and no one has been able to give me the right instructions for lighting we have a baby bearded dragon from pet smart that we got about 4 days ago he seems to be doing ok he eats but is drinking no water even when we soak him

for lighting we have a heat basking lamp 100 w and a uvb bar light not a coil light we have a 40 gallon tank and the temp only gets to 80 to 83 we measure it with a temperature probe we got today i don’t know if we should upgrade to 150 or if that would be to hot for the baby

I will insert a picture of our setup can someone also tell us if we set it up correctly and the distance between the two light thanks !!
 

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Pancake151

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Beardie name(s)
Cookie, Waffles
Is his substrate sand? If so, please remove it. How far away is the uvb from his basking spot?
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I’ve called numerous pet stores and no one has been able to give me the right instructions for lighting we have a baby bearded dragon from pet smart that we got about 4 days ago he seems to be doing ok he eats but is drinking no water even when we soak him

for lighting we have a heat basking lamp 100 w and a uvb bar light not a coil light we have a 40 gallon tank and the temp only gets to 80 to 83 we measure it with a temperature probe we got today i don’t know if we should upgrade to 150 or if that would be to hot for the baby

I will insert a picture of our setup can someone also tell us if we set it up correctly and the distance between the two light thanks !!
I posted on your other thread
 

xp29

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Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
You should try to have overlap in the uvb and basking so he doesn't have to chose 1 or the other. Basking needs to be 105 to 110 for a baby measured with a digital probe thermometer.
As for water, beardies don't always recognize standing water. Try using an eyedropper to drip it on his snout. If he still don't drink add in a little NONE citrus fruit punch to give it flavor. Go slow and at his pace, don't force it use could get it in his lungs. I have had tremendous luck that way, i add in liquid calcium to mine as well.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

How is your dragon doing? Have you been able to get him to drink some water from a dropper or a
syringe?
I probably missed it but what brand of tube bulb are you using? I would try to get the basking light a
bit closer to the tube bulb for help in creating a heat & UVB basking area.

Tracie
 

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