Topics Forums Everything Else Brumation! Is your Bearded Dragon or Leopard Gecko starting to slow down?

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      Brumation is a natural part of every reptile’s life cycle. In their natural habitat, when the temps start to get low, there is less sunlight to warm up these exothermic animals. This also means there is less vegetation and insects to for them to prey on. This why they enter into a state of brumation. It helps them survive the colder temps, by reducing their metabolism, which also reduces their need to consume insects. So if your pet seems sluggish and non-responsive this time of year, they are beginning to brumate, and will be doing this until the temps in your area begin to warm up to their confort level.

      We have excellent guides on brumation for both bearded dragons and leopard geckos. And if you have any additional questions about brumation for other pets, our helpful forum members can chime in with feedback!

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