A new keeper's guide to the Pogona Rankini / Henrylawsoni Dragon

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 Post subject: Not eating live and hiding during the day
PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:56 am 
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Hi Guys,
I see a few posts on this but thought it best to start my own.

I have a 19 week old Rankin who when we bought was very active eating greens and also live (locusts and mealworms)
Over the past week Puff has decided to spend more time sleeping under the wood in the basking area and gone off of food almost completely.
I'm worried' I'm new to reptile keeping so dont want the poor fella to be suffering by my lack of experience.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Adam


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 Post subject: Re: Not eating live and hiding during the day
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:34 am 
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Pet Dragon Info:
Rankins: Mitzi (F).
Beardies: Luca (M), Mocha (M)
Blue Tongue Skinks: Teal (F), Cinnamon (?)
Giant Mexican Horned Lizards: Linus (M), Louis (M)
Uromastyx: Brian (M), Chloe (F), Kora (F), Kami (M), Melody (F), Murray (M), Omar (M)
Hi Adam,

Sorry for the delay in reply.

Let's start with a few husbandry questions:

1. What is the temperature in the basking spot?
2. What is the temperature at the cool end of the cage?
3. What substrate (bedding) is used?
4. Do you have a UVB light and if so, how far above the cage floor is it?
5. Do you have an incandescent heat bulb and if so what is the wattage of the bulb?
6. Do you have a shallow dish of fresh water in the enclosure and if not do you bathe the little man?

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 Post subject: Re: Not eating live and hiding during the day
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:36 am 
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Pet Dragon Info:
Rankins: Mitzi (F).
Beardies: Luca (M), Mocha (M)
Blue Tongue Skinks: Teal (F), Cinnamon (?)
Giant Mexican Horned Lizards: Linus (M), Louis (M)
Uromastyx: Brian (M), Chloe (F), Kora (F), Kami (M), Melody (F), Murray (M), Omar (M)
The requirements for setup are explained quite well on the main site too

http://rankinsdragon.co.uk/housing.html

Hope this helps,
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 Post subject: Re: Not eating live and hiding during the day
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:02 pm 
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Hi Mark thanks for responding, below are the answers
1. Between 32c to 35c
2 30c
3. Reptile carpet
4. No I use a Arcadia Mini D3 basking lamp at 80 watts only (covers question 5)
5. See above
6. Yes I do have a shallow bowl and I have bathe him also


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