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    A hide for night time

    Hi all.
    My Lexa is approx 4mths old now and I'm curious as to weather she should have a hide for night time?
    She's currently sitting on the lounge with me asleep under the blanket I have on me
    I turn all lights off at night even the basking heat light so just curious




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    At 4 months I would keep the lights on a timer so she gets the normal daylight and night mode. A hide might make it feel secure at night. You need to avoid brumation in the first year,
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    there really isn't a need for a hide , she will be more inclined to slip into brumation if she is away from light
    If your worried about night warmth throw in a CHE to keep temps up on the cooler nights

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    as Brian said a hide is important so your dragon can feel like it is has a safe spot,some people like to provide a hide in the warm area as well as 1 in the cool area so your dragon can choose where he/she wants to sleep
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    Quote Originally Posted by grubandk View Post
    there really isn't a need for a hide , she will be more inclined to slip into brumation if she is away from light
    If your worried about night warmth throw in a CHE to keep temps up on the cooler nights
    some need a hide but I have some that wont sleep in a hide
    Last edited by dragonlover1; 29-05-2017 at 09:34 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonlover1 View Post
    some need a hide but I have some that wont sleep in a hide
    did find that any of mine with a hide tended to spend a lot of time missing and needed to be pulled into the light to avoid brumation ,
    in there first year

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    Don't know what happened to my previous post but do not put a CHE in for night time heat during brumation,any heat during brumation will only burn up food reserves quicker than normal.It is better to let the natural temps run their normal course UNLESS it gets to below about 12 C,but inside your house this is very unlikely
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    I only introduce hides as the weather starts to cool and only for my adult dragons. Young dragons and hatchies only see it as an invitation to go to sleep for months at a time, sorry but you are staying awake as i need entertainment, lmao

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    I like that bearded dragons are day animals. I mean I have a lot of reptiles, but they are active at night. So my beardy is my friend at day. haha

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