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    I just got a bearded dragon not too long ago...but for some reason it seems to be a lot less animated and sleeping a lot these past few days. I didn't change the diet at all, so i've ruled that out (unless the crickets/veggies i got were contaminated and making them sick). Did a little research here and found out that these reptiles actually go into hibernation (called brummation) even though they're in captivity and don't actually need to.

    The problem is, how do i know my dragon is actually in hibernation and not sick or have some kind of disease? Also, isn't less than a year old a little too young for a reptile to hibernate? please help, thanks!

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    I'm not a beardie expert, but my 3 year old seems to be starting brumation. It does seem odd for a dragon that's less than a year old to do that; usually they are eating like crazy the first year. It may be good to check on some bearded dragon forums, or to do a "just in case" vet visit.

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    The best place to ask questions about bearded dragons is on this forum: https://www.beardeddragon.org/forums...55696223e32eae

    They are really helpful, and the people there will be able to tell you if the problem is related to temperatures, diet, or brumation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotagecko View Post
    The best place to ask questions about bearded dragons is on this forum: https://www.beardeddragon.org/forums...55696223e32eae

    They are really helpful, and the people there will be able to tell you if the problem is related to temperatures, diet, or brumation.
    Thanks!

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    It could be that the conditions where you got it from weren't sufficient enough to prevent a bit of brumation coming on and you're seeing the effects of that now its settled in a bit. I'd keep a careful eye on it but as long as it's hydrated and eating/pooping well I wouldn't worry overly much.
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