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How long is the new bearded dragon adjustment period?

The Widow's Son

Bearded Dragon Egg
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6
So I just got my boy Senator on Thursday (four days ago) and he seems to be doing well, he just doesn't seem all that interested in food right now. I give him 5-10 crickets daily with a kale and apple salad, but I have only seen him eat a couple of hornworms. He is super alert and doesn't seem lethargic at all, but still, I haven't seen him physically eat. For some background info, he is two years old in a 75 gallon with the hot basking end being 95 degrees and the cooler side being 80 degrees. I have two ceramic heat emitters that keep nighttime temps in the mid-70s. He seems to be in good health, not underweight at all so I am suspecting that he is just taking some extra time adjusting but I wanted to ask what you guys think.
 

Wolfgirl97578

Juvenile Dragon
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115
So I just got my boy Senator on Thursday (four days ago) and he seems to be doing well, he just doesn't seem all that interested in food right now. I give him 5-10 crickets daily with a kale and apple salad, but I have only seen him eat a couple of hornworms. He is super alert and doesn't seem lethargic at all, but still, I haven't seen him physically eat. For some background info, he is two years old in a 75 gallon with the hot basking end being 95 degrees and the cooler side being 80 degrees. I have two ceramic heat emitters that keep nighttime temps in the mid-70s. He seems to be in good health, not underweight at all so I am suspecting that he is just taking some extra time adjusting but I wanted to ask what you guys think.
How old is your baby?
 

The Widow's Son

Bearded Dragon Egg
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6
yah he seems pretty alert and active. he for sure has his favorite spots but he does some exploring. As for the UVB, I have one t5 and a zoomed t8. Both long tubes
 

Wolfgirl97578

Juvenile Dragon
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115
yah he seems pretty alert and active. he for sure has his favorite spots but he does some exploring. As for the UVB, I have one t5 and a zoomed t8. Both long tubes
He seems pretty normal from what I'm hearing typically when bearded dragons get older they slow down on eating bugs and starts eating more greens and even still they don't really eat much maybe a few each day I know with my lizard he will eat a few crickets a few superworms and some greens and he eats veggies throughout the day as long as he's not acting sick and isn't showing black beard and is acting normal I wouldn't worry to much about it until something changes
 

Sadie

Bearded Dragon Veteran
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yah he seems pretty alert and active. he for sure has his favorite spots but he does some exploring. As for the UVB, I have one t5 and a zoomed t8. Both long tubes
You only need one UVB --- the T 8 MUST go inside the tank directly over the basking decor piece approx 6-8 inches the T 5 can sit on top of the screen depending on the screen itself -- wide hole or fine screen mesh -- please distance and placement is key here
 
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