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RE: Kinyonga, Ingo, Design_girl Brumat

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Posted by: kinyonga at Fri Jan 5 03:04:01 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by kinyonga ]  
   

Hi Diane,
Thanks for the comments about good information! I always hope what I say helps.

You said.."This is my 3rd winter of dragon keeping. Once again my dragons have reduced or eliminated their feeding. They appear green and healthy but are inactive and not eating. The only changes to their spring/summer habitat is a 2 hour reduction in lighting (12 hrs instead of 14) and a decrease in day-time temps (80-84 from 84-88) and a decrease in night-time temps (67 from 73)"...my temperatures drop in the water dragons cages too this time of year, but I don't alter my light schedule. My night time temperatures never go below 68F in the cool weather. They do slow down on the eating for quite a while this time of the year, but they don't go into what I would say was a true brumation....I don't know if the light remaining the same is what is making the difference or not. I have always kept them the same way. Generally, I don't think brumation will hurt them as long as they don't lose any fat and the food doesn't sit in their stomachs.

My uros have always gone into a true brumation even though I do the same with the lights with them. Unlike the dragons (which still eat some food) the uros stop eating completely and only come out of the hides once or twice a month to bask.

I have never lost a water dragon or a uro from this slowing down/brumation...so I guess what I do is okay.

The water dragon in the picture is awesome! He does look like he's a bit on the plump side though....at least compared to mine.


   

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