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  1. Masonbushell4664

    Masonbushell4664 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Hi. My bearded dragon won’t bask during the day. I have a half log under the heat bulb and she never sits on it only around it. The temps are 42 degrees Celsius and if I turn the thermostat down the light just dimmed or goes off.
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    How old is your dragon?
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    Masonbushell4664 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Masonbushell4664 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Around 5
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    So I can’t do the conversion at the moment but adults need a lower basking temp. 98-102 degrees Fahrenheit is good for them. So that is probably why she is sitting next to her log instead of on it.
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    Masonbushell4664 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Ok thank you I’ll will try get it a little lower. The only thing I’m confused about is that I have a dimming light and when I turn the thermostat down the light dims right down and then my beardy is getting no light.
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    Getting no light is a problem. Can you use a bulb without using a dimmer? I use a 50watt bulb in my adults tank without a dimmer and their temps are around 100 degrees fahrenheit.
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    Masonbushell4664 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    The light is currently on 98 Fahrenheit but the light is slightly dimmed. And also I brought the cage she is in now in April from my local reptile shop and the owner built it all for me so I don’t really know how to separate the bulb from the thermostat to stop it from dimming. But I might be getting either a 75 watt or 50 watt in the next day or two.
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    Adrian Davis Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Try a clear white bulb 100 watts for a 40Gallon and above tank. Below 40 gallon try clear white 60-75W and test the temperature.
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    Masonbushell4664 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    I have got the temperatures down to 95 degrees and she likes that a lot more. I think she likes it a little colder.