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RE: Sick Beardie!

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Posted by: Green_Dragon at Wed Jan 5 15:53:03 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Green_Dragon ]  
   

A 100 watt basking bulb to heat a 10G tank is a deathwish, no offense meant. There is far too much power coming from that bulb to properly heat a small tank. The basking temps in that cage would be far outside of an ideal range for the little dragon.

What would be most helpful and effective in the short term is to get a bigger tank (20G long would be good for 10" dragon) and lower wattage bulbs ASAP. Household incandescents are okay in lower wattages like 25-40 or even better halogen flood bulbs are great for basking lizards, and you can find them in hardware and dept stores in low wattages. I use 35 watt PAR20 halogen floods in alot of my set-ups, and even those are used with rheostats on occassion when it gets too hot.

If you are able to get a bigger tank ASAP, post a picture of the set-up here and the smarter folks with help you out hammering all the husbandry details starting with the most important, temps.

Good luck!


   

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