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melmac 30-08-2009 11:30 AM

beardies not eating
 
hi
i bought a couple of baby beardies yesterday,that dont seem to be eating the temps are up at about 90 hot end and 75 cool end,uvb is working am i just beeing paranoid is thisnormal as there i a new enclosure? should i rais the temps abit? any help would be appreciated

mel

Adam W 30-08-2009 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by melmac (Post 4615881)
hi
i bought a couple of baby beardies yesterday,that dont seem to be eating the temps are up at about 90 hot end and 75 cool end,uvb is working am i just beeing paranoid is thisnormal as there i a new enclosure? should i rais the temps abit? any help would be appreciated

mel

You need to raise the basking temps up to 110.
Also how powerful is the UV?

melmac 30-08-2009 11:52 AM

uvb is a reptiglow 10 temps just raising now

Adam W 30-08-2009 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by melmac (Post 4615977)
uvb is a reptiglow 10 temps just raising now

Your UV's fine, how far away is the tube from the dragon?
Ok, low temps can change a beardies eating habits and how active it is dramatically.

melmac 30-08-2009 12:01 PM

the tube is on the ceiling but they can get to within 4 inches of the tube they are sitting under it right at this moment,temp in ht end is now 94 and rising,overall there reasonaby active

Adam W 30-08-2009 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by melmac (Post 4616028)
the tube is on the ceiling but they can get to within 4 inches of the tube they are sitting under it right at this moment,temp in ht end is now 94 and rising,overall there reasonaby active

Honestly mate you need the temps at 110 to 115 at that age, the lower it get then they struggle to digest food and it can cause serious problems.
What wattage basking lamp bulb you got in?

shell2909 30-08-2009 12:09 PM

if you only got them yesterday, they will be settling in too, so dont worry if their a bit off their food

melmac 30-08-2009 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by shell2909 (Post 4616059)
if you only got them yesterday, they will be settling in too, so dont worry if their a bit off their food

yer the breader just told me that just stressing at the moment i dont wanna hurt the little fellas before ive given them a chance

What wattage basking lamp bulb you got in?

at the moment i have a 40w reflector in a 3X1.5x1.5 viv should i nip to tesco and get a 60w

Adam W 30-08-2009 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by melmac (Post 4616091)
yer the breader just told me that just stressing at the moment i dont wanna hurt the little fellas before ive given them a chance

What wattage basking lamp bulb you got in?

at the moment i have a 40w reflector in a 3X1.5x1.5 viv should i nip to tesco and get a 60w

Ive got a 100 watt in at the moment.

shell2909 30-08-2009 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by melmac (Post 4616091)
yer the breader just told me that just stressing at the moment i dont wanna hurt the little fellas before ive given them a chance

What wattage basking lamp bulb you got in?

at the moment i have a 40w reflector in a 3X1.5x1.5 viv should i nip to tesco and get a 60w

it depends if the temps are rising enough with the 40. if you can get the right temps it should be ok

shell2909 30-08-2009 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Adam W (Post 4616108)
Ive got a 100 watt in at the moment.

same here, but i have the 100 watt in a 4x2

melmac 30-08-2009 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Adam W (Post 4616108)
Ive got a 100 watt in at the moment.

hi ho hi ho its of to tescos i go lol wil get a biger bulb then
thnks for the help will ry these things and gve them a bit of time

melmac 30-08-2009 12:22 PM

so 60w in my smaller viv should b better then

Adam W 30-08-2009 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by shell2909 (Post 4616114)
same here, but i have the 100 watt in a 4x2

Yeh im using a 4x2 aswell.

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Originally Posted by melmac (Post 4616122)
hi ho hi ho its of to tescos i go lol wil get a biger bulb then
thnks for the help will ry these things and gve them a bit of time

:)
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Originally Posted by melmac (Post 4616130)
so 60w in my smaller viv should b better then

Not neccesarily, id try a 100 aswell.

ex0tics 30-08-2009 12:39 PM

your looking for atleast 105 mate, 110 preferably just buy the 60 and the 100w see what works best.. I have a 150W and a 60W in mine to get to 105 due to having a cold house and my original basking spot is 3ft above the ground so the heat doesn't really reach.

I hear the reptiglow 10.0 doesn't perform that well, but it will be ok but once it blows get yourself a 12% Arcadia Livefood UK Ltd. from that site they are the best linear tube on the market I believe.

Adam W 30-08-2009 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by ex0tics (Post 4616204)
your looking for atleast 105 mate, 110 preferably.

I hear the reptiglow 10.0 doesn't perform that well, but it will be ok but once it blows get yourself a 12% Arcadia Livefood UK Ltd. from that site they are the best linear tube on the market I believe.

Yes arcadia 12% are alot better, ive got one but it seems a waste to get a new tube after he's probably ony used it for a few days. id change to arcadia after the first 6 months if i was him.

ex0tics 30-08-2009 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Adam W (Post 4616212)
Yes arcadia 12% are alot better, ive got one but it seems a waste to get a new tube after he's probably ony used it for a few days. id change to arcadia after the first 6 months if i was him.

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I hear the reptiglow 10.0 doesn't perform that well, but it will be ok but once it blows get yourself a 12% Arcadia Livefood UK Ltd. from that site they are the best linear tube on the market I believe.
Already mentioned :lol2:

melmac 30-08-2009 12:45 PM

thanks guys so 100w and 60w se how it goes and get arcadia 12 in 6 months as like you say this is a brand new tube lol

Adam W 30-08-2009 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ex0tics (Post 4616221)
Already mentioned :lol2:

Yeh they dont blow though do they, they still give out the same amount of visual light, its the UV levels that drop :Na_Na_Na_Na:
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Originally Posted by melmac (Post 4616229)
thanks guys so 100w and 60w se how it goes and get arcadia 12 in 6 months as like you say this is a brand new tube lol

Sounds like a plan :)

ex0tics 30-08-2009 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by melmac (Post 4616229)
thanks guys so 100w and 60w se how it goes and get arcadia 12 in 6 months as like you say this is a brand new tube lol

sounds great : victory:
You have to think of things like if you haven't got the right equipment - if you don't get it, it hits you in the ass later when you got vet bills.

cheers.

melmac 30-08-2009 12:55 PM

thats why im glad ive got this forum lol :notworthy:

thanks for all your advice im sure i will need more but im really happy there lovley little guys have to thank booboo for pretty dragons

mel

ex0tics 30-08-2009 02:44 PM

No Problem : victory:

Make sure to come back for advice or just PM me, I'd be happy to help :D

Cheers.

booboo 30-08-2009 06:10 PM

Your welcome, and you know we are here if you need any advice or help !!!

melmac 30-08-2009 06:13 PM

new bulb in i have a 60w in at moment and temps are at 102 hot end and 82 cool end beardies seem happier have been runnin around abit, colours coming out now,there now sitting under uv again still not eaten yet wil keep my eye on them there pooing so they cant be that bad lol

mel

booboo 30-08-2009 06:21 PM

Great news :2thumb:
Keep us up to date, its always good to hear how the little ones are getting on :flrt:

melmac 30-08-2009 06:27 PM

will do and thanks again wil post pics another day :2thumb:

ex0tics 30-08-2009 07:08 PM

good to hear.

melmac 30-08-2009 09:42 PM

1 baby eaten a locust the other has eaten some dandylion leaf thanks guys for your help im happy now put some pics up on the lizard pics page

:notworthy:

Adam W 31-08-2009 01:36 AM

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Originally Posted by melmac (Post 4619793)
1 baby eaten a locust the other has eaten some dandylion leaf thanks guys for your help im happy now put some pics up on the lizard pics page

:notworthy:

Wow thats great, just a slight temperature can make such a difference. Im glad you got them sorted :)

HABU 31-08-2009 01:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Adam W (Post 4621458)
Wow thats great, just a slight temperature can make such a difference. Im glad you got them sorted :)


like cars... hit the right temp and the engine is firing perfectly!:lol2:




booboo 31-08-2009 01:40 AM

Great news !!!
look forward to seeing them :2thumb:

Adam W 31-08-2009 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by HABU (Post 4621466)
like cars... hit the right temp and the engine is firing perfectly!:lol2:

Wow thats a great comparison :no1:

HABU 31-08-2009 02:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Adam W (Post 4621471)
Wow thats a great comparison :no1:


might want to wipe your nose there... looks like something's on it...


...:lol2::lol2::lol2:




Adam W 31-08-2009 02:19 AM

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Originally Posted by HABU (Post 4621533)
might want to wipe your nose there... looks like something's on it...


...:lol2::lol2::lol2:

Huh? Its late you know :crazy:
EDIT:Oh right :devil:


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