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    Hi, we purchased a red bearded dragon on Saturday for my son, the pet shop owner said he was last seasons but he is really little. Since bringing him home he hasnít eaten at all, he ate 2 crickets the first night but nothing since. He also isnít very active, he just wants to sleep.Is this normal behaviour and when should I start to be concerned.
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    Generally you need to give them time. For everyone to better help you out they need more info. Basking temps, cool end temps and UVB etc.
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    The cool end is sitting at about 25 degrees Celcius and the basking spot is at 33 degrees Celcius.

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    Your basking spot should be around 40įc. Can l see an infared lamp? Apparently they are of no use.
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    The red light is the heat lamp. I thought 40 degrees Celsius was too hot for babies

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    Ohhhh to cute!

    Toss the infared it’s no good for them. Get yourself a bright basking light. You can get a spotlight from Bunnings or a daylight basking lamp from a pet shop, temps under the basking light should be about 40degrees. Once your heat is up your little fella will feel more like eating.

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    Also looking at your pics if you can put your gear and uv closer together he’ll bask in both at once.

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    thanks heaps

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    As Belsco said put your heat lamp and UV closer but at the same end so you have a hot end and a cool end,also put a branch up at an angle so he/she can get closer to the sun.I can't see any hides in the pic,It's a good idea to have a hide at each end ,once again it's about choice for your dragon.40C is for the basking spot which should be higher up
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    Very nice, another advice not to feed him at night, should do the digestion with the heat

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