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Should I turn down the temp for hibernation or just leave it normal?

John Franzwa

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I recently got a black and white tegu and he ate a pinky when I first got him, But hes really slowed down and will not eat should I lower the temperature or just leave it at normal?
 

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Cut basking time to about 8 hrs and let things cool. Stop feeding. Leave water. If he quits going to the light for a while and stays in his hide, cut the basking light and let only natural daylight make it to him.
 

Mike B

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Cut basking time to about 8 hrs and let things cool. Stop feeding. Leave water. If he quits going to the light for a while and stays in his hide, cut the basking light and let only natural daylight make it to him.


I picked up a juvenile Male Red. I got him 2 weeks ago. I unboxed him, let him settle in then when into brumation. I check on him, and make sure there is water in his enclosure. He is housed with my 2’ female. Temp on the cool side is 74, and about 110 on the basking side about 12” away from their log. ? He hissed at me when I went to check on them today. Should I leave him be and am I missing something?

mike
 

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You're OK. Takes that long to settle in. Having a tame companion will speed it up but a change in homes is traumatic to them.
 

Mike B

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You're OK. Takes that long to settle in. Having a tame companion will speed it up but a change in homes is traumatic to them.
I shouldn’t be concerned about them coming out from time to time basking then going back in their hide? I just few as though I am missing something or not doing it right. I only had my female last year, and she didn’t go into brumation.
 

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I shouldn’t be concerned about them coming out from time to time basking then going back in their hide? I just few as though I am missing something or not doing it right. I only had my female last year, and she didn’t go into brumation.
You should not be concerned about that if a temp gradient is there and over all a little cooler in winter. Individuals vary even wirhin their own life.
 

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