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hi its lisa again, it wouldnt let me respond in the same thread again so i started a new one.
i have a 100 watt spotlight for there heat and thought that is bright enough for there basking, its very bright.
i have there lights on 12 hours a dy, maybe sometimes less depending..

how do you slow down there brumation?

Hello Lisa,

Really all you can do is brighten it up in the tank, replace the UVB so it will help with activity.  Take any hides or anything out of the tank like that in which they can hide in to try & deter them from slowing down too much.
You could consider increasing their daytime hours to a 14 hour day instead of a 12 hour day for awhile, too.

Let me know how things are going!



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I can answer questions pertaining to health, UVB specifics, overall husbandry care & supplementation, analysis of blood test results, and behavioral problems & handling. I can answer questions pertaining to bearded dragons, leopard geckos, iguanas, uromastyx & ball pythons. I can answer adeno virus related questions in bearded dragons, & then specifically about the testing methods as well. I am beginning an Pogona Adeno Testing Society in 2008 which will help to begin to start some standardization within the bearded dragon colonies of the breeders who choose to test.


I have been working with bearded dragons for over 5 years now, as well as leopard geckos, too. I am currently doing rescues, as well. I hope to be able to educate people prior to them purchasing an exotic pet in order to avoid any health crisis with them.

I have a master's degree in sports medicine & physiology, & 1 year of vet tech schooling, & am currently working on a reptile certification through the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council.

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