Reptiles/Ranking dragons

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Hi iv got 2 rankings a boy an girl they are going in to  hibernation but I'm worried about this as I'm not sure about letting them go as they weigh 34 g and 47 g can you help in any way with some info please thank you yvonne

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Hello,

Pogona sp. Including henrylawsoni (rankins) do not and should not hibernate. Whether you reduce photoperiod at the same time as temps is another story as many breeders do this. I would recommend mild temp drop and drop photoperiod by a few hours gradually for a few months. If they are first - second year then i wouldnt advise this. Also parasite check them ie at reptiland.co.uk or another lab first.

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ross

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Ross Ashley Machin

Expertise

Reptile and exotics husbandry and veterinary medicine.

Experience

Over 15 years having kept over 100 reptile species and other exotic animals. Worked in first opinion veterinary practice and also referral exotic animal (focus on reptiles) veterinary hospital.

Organizations
RCVS, BVA, BSAVA, ARAV

Publications
BSAVA Manual of Reptiles chapter Currently writing parasitology article for British Veterinary Association

Education/Credentials
Degree Veterinary Science Masters degree General Practitioner Certificate Exotic Animal Practice Currently enroled in Royal College Certificate Zoological medicine

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