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RE: A thought....

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Posted by: -ryan- at Mon Oct 17 16:09:42 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by -ryan- ]  
   

Thanks for the info! I'll try the dirt first for now. I have a 60 watt standard light bulb over the tank right now, and when I don't dim it (which I do) it goes up to around 105, so I don't seem to have any problem getting the dirt to heat up. I have the same bulb in my bearded dragon's enclosure right now for basking, and he loves it. I just switched it in, because before I had a halogen bulb in his enclosure and it got way too hot, but I didn't realize just how hot it was getting during the daytime until today. No wonder he hasn't been basking. I do use a halogen bulb for my mali uromastyx, and it seems to get the temps just where she wants them. She moves on and off the basking spot constantly during the day, and she poops regularly. Both of those animals are kept on dirt....I like it a lot. Having a bone dry substrate just causes problems, which is I think why a lot of bearded dragons and uromastyx succumb to Renal failure. I'm afraid my dragon might be going in that direction now too because of the dry substrates I once kept him on, and the high protein diet he had when I was younger and dumber.

But anyways, thanks again for the information! I am definately going to take some pictures once he comes in (WEDNESDAY!!!!)


   

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