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Hi there, its a 4ft tank with platforms. At one end I have the basking light which whilst sat on her log underneath it the temp is 100-115, the area surrounding the basking log still at same end of tank is usually in the 90s and then at the opposite side of the tank the temp rests at about 80, I believe this provides the gradient required? . At night everything turns of and the tank temperature settles at room temperature which is about 60.
The last few days however due to my front room being a bit colder with weather outside being cold the temp all over the tank was staying at about 80 apart from directly under the basking light which was still maintaining at 100.The temperatures only stayed like this for 2 days maximum. To try and rectify this today I bought a slightly higher watt basking light which has successfully brought the temperatures back to as first described. I only did this today though and she still remained lay on her basking log not really moving. I hope that description was a little clearer?? I assumed when I noticed her not moving from her basking spot all day( which is unusual for her) that it was because apart from right under the light the rest of the tank was a bit on the cool side (80 as I said above) so I thought when I rectified this she would of perked up.
Hi thanks for that there is a minefield of conflicting and sometimes confusing information on the web I just hope that its not to late to get her better I would hate to think anything id done had caused her ill health. I thought I had read up well about them but I must have missed that piece of info! One quick question it is late night or rather 2am here now she is fast asleep should I switch her basking light on now? she is lay right underneath it ? I don't want her to get to hot or to cold given her condition right now...I don't know which would be worse? I have already bought a higher watt basking light and will pick up a ceramic heater tomorrow that I can leave on at night to keep the temperature up just what to do right this min?
Sorry just another thought...the age I gave is an estimate as I actually found her in the road 4 months ago believe it or not, I took her in to the local reptile shop who gave me an idea of how old she was and sexed her for me etc. If they got it wrong and she was a bit older say a year is it possible that this is brumation. I will sort the temps out tomorrow as you have advised but im just thinking on if this behaviour caries on is that a possibility or would she be hiding somewhere rather than lying on her basking log??She is my first dragon so I am unfamiliar with all their behaviour only what iv read which as you have said is very unreliable! Thanks for your time
Hi just an update for you...I sorted out the temperatures today with a higher watt basking light and a ceramic heater and she has perked up a little she has moved round the tank a little and is moving away from the basking area. She drank quite a bit when I bathed her. She still isn't herself though but hopefully she should continue to improve over the next few days. How long would you leave it before taking to the vet if she doesn't completely get back to normal? Thankyou for all your help.