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RE: More brumation questions...help needed!

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Posted by: PHLdyPayne at Fri Jan 21 18:13:35 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHLdyPayne ]  
   

Yeah go ahead and reduce heat/lights. I know some turn the lights off completely but I think its a good idea to leave at least the basking light on for 8 hours a day. This keeps a natural day/night cycle and if your dragon does wake up she can bask.

I wouldn't feed anything to her if she does wake up on her own, at least not in the first day you see her.

I don't recommend soaking her once a week while she brumates...this will just cause her to lose more weight and may cause other problems. If she wakes up on her own, you can offer water via a clean eye dropper or even carefully from a spray bottle (slowly put pressure on the handle, will cause a little stream/drops to come out. Much easier with an eye dropper though).

once a dragon goes into a deep brumation, they don't tend to wake up at all for weeks, sometimes even a month or more. Weight loss is minimal and isn't a concern. They will be hungry upon waking up in the spring though

To help bring your dragon out of brumation in the spring...say in about 2-4 months from now, you can just increase temps and light...and let her come out on her own at that point.
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