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  1. Elyssa Battaglia

    Elyssa Battaglia Bearded Dragon Egg

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    So my beardie seems to enjoy basking at night more then during the day. I turn his light on at 11 and when i go back in at 11pm he looks like hes really enjoying himself. I feel so bad shutting the light off but I have too the sun goes down so, so does his light. I'm not sure what times his previous owner had his light on and I'm worried that hes going to get sick from the change. What should i do?
  2. PatsyB

    PatsyB Super Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    You need to create a day/night cycle that works for you and your dragon will get used to the times. They need a period of complete darkness and cool down for 10-12 hours a night.
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    Elyssa Battaglia Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Thank you, I've been so worried about him. He also wont eat the pellets :/
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    He's a smart dragon! The pellets are bad for him, it's like eating junk food. It's full of preservatives and dyes. Make sure you are feeding him healthy greens and bugs dusted with supplements and he will be just fine.
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    Elyssa Battaglia Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Ok good to know thank you. I just got him some mustard greens and collard greens I'm going to get him different worms as well.
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