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Old 17-09-2013, 05:20 PM
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hi my beardy has stopped eating he wont eat any thing i try him on apart from wax worms but i don't want to just feed him them "cos they are really addictive ? " the weird thing is he don't seam to be losing weight can any one give me any ideas tar [:
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Old 17-09-2013, 05:23 PM
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hi my beardy has stopped eating he wont eat any thing i try him on apart from wax worms but i don't want to just feed him them "cos they are really addictive ? " the weird thing is he don't seam to be losing weight can any one give me any ideas tar [:
look up brumation on google
but go through your husbandry just to be sure
uv- length? %? tube or coil? brand? how old is it?
temps- basking? hot? cool? how are you reaching these? what thermometer are you using?
viv size?
substrate?
humidity?
have you tried offering a big variety of inverts?
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Old 17-09-2013, 05:25 PM
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hi my beardy has stopped eating he wont eat any thing i try him on apart from wax worms but i don't want to just feed him them "cos they are really addictive ? " the weird thing is he don't seam to be losing weight can any one give me any ideas tar [:
If he isn't losing weight, don't panic so much. But obviously still try to get him to eat something. He might be going into shed and sometimes they don't want to eat or he might be starting brumation.
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Old 17-09-2013, 05:36 PM
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i did think it might have been brumation haha
4ft viv
100w red heat buld
10% uvb strip
slate stones for substrate
baskin spot is at 42.7
middle is at 85
cool end is at 75
humidty is at 15 %
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Old 17-09-2013, 05:44 PM
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All that sound great apart from the Red Bulb. I'd ditch the red heat bulb asap. Beardies are attracted to a nice bright basking area. Red bulb wont don't that.
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Old 17-09-2013, 05:45 PM
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what and just use it at night ?
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what and just use it at night ?
Correct me if its wrong but at night I don't keep anything on, I turn the dimmer stat down. When his basking light does come on, he seems to wake up (I don't know if this is with all BDs)
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Old 17-09-2013, 05:52 PM
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it gets realy cold in his viv i did wonder if i could turn it all off at night what temps should it be at night for him [:
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Honestly its not needed. Unless your viv temp gets below 15c I really wouldn't bother.
Just have the UV and your Basking bulb plugged into a timer (still using the dimming stat). Mine is on from 8am till 8pm.

In fact, having a light on at night would make your beardie more moody and upset if anything.
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Old 17-09-2013, 05:56 PM
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ill see what it gets down to tonight and if it don't get past 15c ill do that if not ill post again thanks a lot [:
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