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    Quick brumation

    Hi guys, so Mushu woke up three days ago after being out for nearly two months. I thought he would go back to sleep but hasn't yet. Haven't fed him yet (but he keeps trying to eat a fly that lands on the outside of his enclosure). So I was thinking of getting him food today (been three days awake), but my temps are only reaching 30 degrees in the basking spot since winter has only just started... Should I be trying keeping temps low and not feeding to encourage him to sleep again, or do I need to buy some more heat to get temps up and start feeding?

    I dont know whats up.. he went into brumation a bit early (we had a bit of cold weather that I think helped trigger it), but its only been two months (if that..) and its getting colder.. he seems a bit tired still, but that could easily be the fact temperatures are still low...

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    Sorry cant help but mine are still up.. slowing down but still up and eating..

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    There is a chance he got up for a drink, brumating reptiles should have the ability to access to water if they need it.
    You can put a shallow dish in front of him and start pouring water into it, if he's thirsty, he'll drink.

    It's probably better not to keep a permanent dish of water in the enclosure if temperature is above 25 degrees or so, just to keep humidity down. Humidity is less of a problem at lower temperatures but it's probably just as easy to offer water only if he wakes up and starts looking about.
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    Humidity here on the Gold Coast has been sitting at 99% for the past week or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by briansworms View Post
    Humidity here on the Gold Coast has been sitting at 99% for the past week or so.
    Did you say you live on the "mould coast" ? haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by briansworms View Post
    Humidity here on the Gold Coast has been sitting at 99% for the past week or so.
    That's a relative humidity figure. I should really be presented along with a temperature for it to have proper meaning.

    40 degree air at 99% RH contains over three times as much water as 20 degree air at 99% RH.

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    As always BP is all over it.

    Rick mould is a problem here. Since we had a new roof and insulation put in protein mostly solved.
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    He's still up. Wasn't interested in water, but I ended up dripping water on his face and he would lick it up happily, so he's had some fluids. Got the temp up and gave him a little bit of food.

    While playing around with his heat and lights though, I had to buy a new fitting. I ended up getting a 100W fitting and doing some swapping around.. But the two UV bulbs I had wont work in the 100W socket/fitting. Am I missing something obvious or is it more likely the socket/fitting is a dud? I tried both a 13W and a 24W bulb..

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    Is it a screw in thread or a bayonet type? I bought some new LED Flood lights and they wouldn't work in one of my fittings but worked fine in the other. Exact same set up so I ended up with the new lamps in the old set up and the old lamps in the new fitting. Should point out here it is for my front and back doors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Layla View Post
    He's still up. Wasn't interested in water, but I ended up dripping water on his face and he would lick it up happily, so he's had some fluids. Got the temp up and gave him a little bit of food.

    While playing around with his heat and lights though, I had to buy a new fitting. I ended up getting a 100W fitting and doing some swapping around.. But the two UV bulbs I had wont work in the 100W socket/fitting. Am I missing something obvious or is it more likely the socket/fitting is a dud? I tried both a 13W and a 24W bulb..
    Hmm,can't really comment on that,being so far away.Hopefully you know someone close who has a clue.If I was close I might be able to suss it out for you.Sometimes it turns out to be something really simple.
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