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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Health' started by mish13, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. mish13

    mish13 Juvenile Dragon

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    Ive noticed within the last week or so Ruby has been climbing up on her hammock and trying to go to sleep before her lights go out at night. They are on a timer and go off at 9pm and 9:15 pm and that has not changed. She has also not been basking as much, sitting in her hammock a lot of the day. She is eating and pooping fine. Any thoughts why shes wanting to go to sleep early ?
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    PatsyB Super Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I'd love to know what people have to say about this, I'm going through the same thing with Dexter right now. She doesn't fall completely asleep before lights out but she hunkers down on one of her sleep spots at about 6:30/7pm and starts closing her eyes, lights are on a timer and off at 8pm. She is always on her hammock too. She used to always bask soon after the lights go on and now she takes her time. Sometimes when I check on her at lunch time she's still in the same position she was in the morning!

    How old is Ruby? I believe that Dexter is about 8 months old. We got her from a pet store in December and I just guessed she was a month old at that time.
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    TheGuvnor Hatchling Dragon

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    They are lazy lizards. More so once they adult. They all have there moments. But when they reach adult they really are the epitome of lazy. Maybe alter your timer to suit?. Mine is 8am to 8pm. Sometimes he is sleeping way before lights out. But not after a good old bask and wonder around the living room.
    See what others suggest guys. But I don't think anything to worry about.

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  4. mish13

    mish13 Juvenile Dragon

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    Shes 2 yrs old. I just thought it was weird that its staying lighter outside later and she wants to go to sleep earlier ? I know they get lazy as they get older but still.
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    TheGuvnor Hatchling Dragon

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    Mine is 2 also. Just keep an eye out on her. See if anything else out of character. But try not to worry too much :)

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

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    Oh man am I in for it! Dexter is only 8 months and is lazy as a sloth, I hate to see what she does when she is 2! She is so lazy that tonight I accidently left her tank open when I left the house and when I came back home she was still in the same spot!
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    TheGuvnor Hatchling Dragon

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    Haha that's funny. But oh so typical. But to be honest, they in nice viv's, it's their own territory, have a nice basking spot all to them selfs, getting a shed load of uv too, oh, and good food everyday which is all there own. I'd not want to move either :)

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    Noella Bearded Dragon Veteran 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Allie is the same way now that's she's two. The one thing is she tricks us at 9-9:30. I'll take her out to cuddle and give her some loving. Then she'll cuddle up and pretend to sleep. She'll be staring right up at me instead for the whole time. She just loves to stare up at me with a beardie grin. (I did that once or twice, but didn't leave the house. (I've got her on a high ledge so I try to keep the tank closed.)

    But she doesn't go to sleep before lights out.
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  9. Jaime

    Jaime Juvenile Dragon 3 Year Member

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    My 2 yr old Draco also put himself to bed early, has been for about 8 months now. He has a basic idea of when his timer is going to be turning his lights off and usually put himself to bed 15 minutes before his light goes out, its pretty cute. Sometimes he falls asleep and other times he just lays in his sleep spot with eyes looking sleepy. They are clever little things!
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    lovemydragon Bearded Dragon Egg

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    haha My Zilla (almost 12 now) puts himself to bed before the lights all the time. i think he got tired of funny sleeping positions! the lights would go out as he was climbing and he would fall asleep mid climb lol.
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  11. mish13

    mish13 Juvenile Dragon

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    Wow 12, thats awesome ! Thats funny i can picture him falling asleep mid climb :D
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    mflavin79 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Mine is a juvenile and goes to bed about a half hour before lights out I have the timer set for 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM. Can anybody please tell me how I start a topic on this forum here is my little guy Oscar

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    kaylynangel Juvenile Dragon

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    Scroll to the bottom of the discussion board you want to post on right hand side of bottom of last post click on post new thread
    kaylyn