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Stone Cold

Hello,

I recently traveled for Thanksgiving break. While I was gone, my beardie wandered over the the cold side of her tank close to when the lights went off and got stuck there because her body cooled down too much. She was stuck there for several days according to my roommate, and no one moved her. When I came home she was stone cold and lethargic. I have her under the basking spot now and she is warmer but still lethargic. Is there anything else I can do to help her?
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Hello,

I recently traveled for Thanksgiving break. While I was gone, my beardie wandered over the the cold side of her tank close to when the lights went off and got stuck there because her body cooled down too much. She was stuck there for several days according to my roommate, and no one moved her. When I came home she was stone cold and lethargic. I have her under the basking spot now and she is warmer but still lethargic. Is there anything else I can do to help her?
Make sure shes under the UVB as well --- hopefully she will warm up and start moving around - how long has she been under the basking light? And your UVB what are you using ? a coil or a tube ? and if a tube what brand and bulb T 5 or a T 8 ----
 

ECarroll25

Member
Original Poster
Her lighting is fine, reptisun tube, t5 mounted inside the tank etc. She started to warm back up after only 30-45 minutes in her basking spot. She perked up after I gave her some food. She's almost normal temp now it's been a couple of hours.
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Her lighting is fine, reptisun tube, t5 mounted inside the tank etc. She started to warm back up after only 30-45 minutes in her basking spot. She perked up after I gave her some food. She's almost normal temp now it's been a couple of hours.
ok good no more lethargic good to hear shes eating too :)
 

Drache613

BD.org Sicko
Staff member
Moderator
Hello,

Poor girl, so sorry that happened, but it sounds like she is going to be
just fine. You could keep her a little warmer overnight, around 75-80F
overnight, to help boost her system for awhile.

Tracie
 
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