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Posted by Tracey on May 11, 2003 at 21:55:50:
In Reply to: A safe night time temperature for young Beardies posted by chelefloyd on May 11, 2003 at 11:50:34:
To be on the safe side....hatchlings under 8 weeks should not go below 75. After 8 weeks and they have a little more body fat....70 should be ok......as they get older and bigger 65 should be the minimum in my opinion for optimal health. You can use a thermostat and under tank heaters to accomplish these minimal temps....covering probably won't be necessary but will keep temps a little more constant and keep your heaters from coming on as often.
:my adult beardie doesn't use any supp. heat at night.. I check on and off and it gets about low 70's high 60's... she doesn't use a cover either.. sleeps like a rock... my baby iggy on the other hand is completely opposite.. requiring nightime heat and a cage cover
::I am converting part of my garage to house reptiles and it gets fairly cold in here. It is unheated but I live in southern california so it probably drops to about 60 at night, maybe lower on cold nights. I know adults can handle fairly low nighttime temps but what about younger dragons (1-2 months)? Has anyone tried covering cages after the lights turn off like many people do with their bird cages?