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Old 20-01-2013, 11:37 PM
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Okay cool, that's good news. I will get a thermostat tomorrow and put it in. the thermometer has a probe on which is about at the same height he basks at. So I should move the bark closer to the heat source so he is nearer 40-45C?

How do I adjust the UV light situation then? Just move his basking spot further from the bulbs? I have two bulbs as the starter viv kit came with both and said to use both. I should take these both out and install an Arcadia T5? Would that help a little?

I'll clean his viv out tomorrow and make all these changes, is there a more natural looking good subtrate? I really like the look of the sand that's all. But obviously, eating is more important. Would washed rock/pebbles be okay?(obviously bigger than he is)

I dust all his veg with calcium powder, and occasionally his live food. I was planning on getting worms and putting them underneath some cress or something with calcium dust on top. Would this work?

His heat lamp is on a timer and has just gone off, he is now hugely active by comparison to day time, he is scratching in the back corner of the viv, like he's trying to get out or something. Do they become more active before they sleep, as with human babies do? His eyes are now both open too, and he's digging a sort of pit in the sand under the shelf. It's almost like he's the opposite of a normal dragon it seems

It's not so much a lighter colour, its just gone more dull, I didnt even know they shed if I'm honest, so I'll bathe him every day or so and see what comes out of it. Unnecessary bathing isnt a bad thing it?

It's on a sort of mix of desert sand and calci sand as I've been told calci sand isnt a massive problem if some is ingested, clearly that was wrong though haah! I will treat him for impaction too, see if it helps. I imagine the handling will be good for him and me too.

Appreciate all the help so far guys, thank you!
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