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Old 03-24-2010, 04:14 PM
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Gaping?

I've never seen this before.

Trogdor is sitting under his basking lamp with his mouth open. Is he just enjoying some warmth?
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:17 PM
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it means your temps are too high. what are the cage temps??? what lights are you using????
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:23 PM
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I'm using a zoo med daylight glow 60w. The temps are in the 80's right now. but he was sitting right under it. He has a bunch of different zones he can go to to cool down if he wants.

That was just wierd, i've never seen that before from him.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:37 PM
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Im wondering the same thing, if its too hot why dont they move to a cooler spot. My guy did the same thing under his basking light and there are many other spots for him to go. I just lowered the stick he was on a bit.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:23 PM
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How odd, mine will do it first thing in the morning before it even heats way up. I usually just give him a drink when he does that.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:39 PM
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Im wondering the same thing, if its too hot why dont they move to a cooler spot. My guy did the same thing under his basking light and there are many other spots for him to go. I just lowered the stick he was on a bit.
Well maybe he still wants to bask but not be that hot. I learned this awhile ago when my female veiled was gapping under her light and thats when i came to this forums. Its something you can change very quickly. Lower your temperature thats all.
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Mine is now doing that too but only since I switched from a 50 watt basking lamp to a 25 watt. I lowered the branch she can bask on and the ambient temp is about 86 now. Still does it but not all the time. Could there be another cause or reason other then her being too warm?
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Mine is now doing that too but only since I switched from a 50 watt basking lamp to a 25 watt. I lowered the branch she can bask on and the ambient temp is about 86 now. Still does it but not all the time. Could there be another cause or reason other then her being too warm?
Does she rasp when she breaths at all? Any wheezy sounds or sneezes? The other explanation could be an Upper respiratory infection.
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No, just sits there breathing normally. No sneezing, wheezy or any type of discharge. Looking at her now, she's just laying there working on her color.
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Ambient is 86? What species is she? That sounds realllly warm for an ambient temp, and maybe even deadly to certain species...
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