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 Post subject: Daniel
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:06 pm 
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Hi I am Daniel, I am 10 years old and live near Manchester. I was lucky and got my first beardie for Christmas :D I am learning lots with the help of my mum and dad (Vicky and Chris). My Beardie is called Frank. We were worried last night because the sand he was asleep on seemed cold, it was away from the heat mat under the sand which we keep on 24hours. Frank is a jeuvenile, he has enjoyed the food we have given him so far. I would be happy to get any advice. I think this website is great!! 8) :D


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 Post subject: Re: Daniel
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:30 pm 
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Hi Daniel,

Welcome to the forum. Beardies don't feel heat from their stomachs, and should get heat from their basking lamps. I'd advise you to take out the heat mat. Invest in a thermometet that is digital and has dual inputs so you can see the temp at tjhe basking spot and the ccool end at thesame time. At the basking spot it should be about 105 fahrenheit, and at the cooler end, 85. If they lie on the heat mat they can burn themselves.

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 Post subject: Re: Daniel
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:43 pm 
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thank you


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 Post subject: Re: Daniel
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At nightime temperatures can be allowed to drop to 16C quite safely.

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 Post subject: Re: Daniel
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:35 pm 
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Thank you Rick


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 Post subject: Re: Daniel
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:34 pm 
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Welcome to the forum :D

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 Post subject: Re: Daniel
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:18 pm 
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Welcome to the forum! :lol:

I take it you do have a heat bulb in the viv? You can just use a normal household spot reflector bulb (80mm) which are so much more cheaper than the 'reptile' ones that are sold, and do the job just as well!

Don't be too alarmed if your beardie does go off his food for a few days, this is normal as he settles in. Ask anything you need to!

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