Pet skinks and dragons slowing down yet ?

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  1. nuttylizardguy

    nuttylizardguy Active Member

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    My older water skink and my bearded dragon are very lazy and not taking as much food lately. Still basking a bit each day , and the skinks are still drinking daily.
    Noticed the wild skinks are still around but not as active as well.

    Location coastal Nth NSW.

    Anyone else's adult pet skinks & dragons loosing interest in eating much in the last few weeks.
     
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    Krinchley Not so new Member

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    I'm in Melbs and my BD has definitely started to stop for the winter. Barely touching her salad, refusing any and all insects... glad she isn't the only one. :p
     
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    No slowing down with outdoor skinks in seqld.

    Earlier in the week we had unprecedented hot weather for March. At my place i had 3 days in a row of 40C or higher. The nearest Bom site to me is Amberley, it broke their all time March temp by more than 2 degrees, that site has records going back to 1927. (Bring on the climate change election I say!!!).

    Most of my stuff goes crepuscular with temps like this.
     
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    If you haven't had drama's with those black tubs heating up in these past weeks i don't think you ever will!
     
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    Had to run the aircon in reverse cycle mode overnight for the last week or so, been getting cold overnight here. Actually cold wet and miserable here today (19 degC , overcast and drizzly) so running the aircon on heat mode today.

    Wont be hatching more silkworm eggs for a few months , no point as the bearded dragons and bluetongues wont be interested in eating them. I still have plenty of crickets , superworms, mealworms and BSFL to keep my dragons and skinks supplied with live protein.

    Reduced my photoperiod by 1 hour for now ( on 6:30am , off 9pm ).
     
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    Yep and my Flavi is snoozing more than usual but still taking food.

    Daylight savings is over very soon too and that is usually when I change my timers to mimic daylight hours.
     

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