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Old 30-08-2009, 11:30 AM
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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

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Old 30-08-2009, 11:49 AM
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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

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You need to raise the basking temps up to 110.
Also how powerful is the UV?
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Old 30-08-2009, 11:52 AM
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uvb is a reptiglow 10 temps just raising now
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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.
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Old 30-08-2009, 12:01 PM
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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
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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?
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if you only got them yesterday, they will be settling in too, so dont worry if their a bit off their food
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Old 30-08-2009, 12:16 PM
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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
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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.
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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
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