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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 5:03 pm 
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Hi all,

I am new to this whole circle and I'm / my son is interested in getting a Beardie. Could anyone give me some advise on what I will need and what sort of price a full set up should cost. I have been looking on ebay and a full 4' set up is costing around £170 to £200, is this about right.

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 Post subject: Re: New starter
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 5:07 pm 
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Hi - welcome to the forum!

Take a look at this post - this will give you lots of info. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=778

Check what is included in any full set up - often things are included which you don't need for a beardie (heat mats for example). Often set ups advertised for beardies aren't really suitable.

Glad you're looking at a 4' set up - this is a good viv size for an adult beardie.

Any help you need just ask.

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 Post subject: Re: New starter
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 5:15 pm 
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Thanks Trish,

I'll take a look at the link. I am going to start off with a 6-8 week old, but didn't want to get a small viv and have to keep selling and buying new ones as it grows. I seen somewhere that you can just section off part of the large viv for a young dragon, is this advised or not.

Any help on the choice of sex we should choose.

Richy.

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 Post subject: Re: New starter
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 8:35 pm 
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When you buy a baby/young beardie it's very hard to sex them, and you may not know till they are much older. Males tend to grow bigger then females, but apart from that each beardie has its own personality and its hard to say which is best.
Most babies are fine in a 4 foot viv with out the need to partition some of it. They grow so fast that within a few weeks they will be filling it :P In the wild they have more then 4 foot to hunt in :wink:
Please do ask if unsure about anything :D

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 Post subject: Re: New starter
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Thanks Kathryn,

4 foot it is.

Roxy or Rocco ? who knows. My liitle boy has names picked out already, so I quess he can choose either name now.

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We had Bob that turned out to be a girl, but we kept the name. We got Felix from a breeder who knew that he was a he :wink:

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Welcome to the forum! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: New starter
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Kathryn wrote: We got Felix from a breeder who knew that he was a he :wink:


Oh Kathryn - don't you think you might be tempting fate a bit there? :lol: :lol:

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No he is a male :wink: hopefully anyway :shock: :mrgreen:

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Ummm......... :mrgreen:

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welcome to the forum 7oddy, we also hd our baby in a 4 ft viv she was fine :)

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