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 Post subject: beardie help
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:54 pm 
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Guys some help ASAP.

Been offered to take my mates beardie off his hands as he has moved awayed. The person selling the stuff has sold the VIV but not the dragon. I cant see her go to a pet shop. She has been by herself for the past 3 years. Would I be able to pop her straight in with my male or would we get WW3 and fights. Oh and when do they become sexual active???

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 Post subject: Re: beardie help
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:29 pm 
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Putting a male and female together means the patter of tiny footsteps - many, many of them. Keeping them together, especially when they've both lived on their own for so long would mean constant breeding, with the female getting no peace from the male. They'll be sexually active from the moment you put her in!

You would need to have a second viv to keep her properly, and to control breeding if you want to go down that route.

Breeding from one mating would set you back around £1,200 - for set ups and food. Then you have the time and worry of feeding, cleaning out, and then trying to find new homes for the babies! There's no money in breeding!

If you want her, you will need to get another viv!

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 Post subject: Re: beardie help
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:57 pm 
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Ok thanks, to be honest its not the cash thats the problem just dont want them killing each. Is there any chance of that or do you really suggest keeping them away from each other.

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 Post subject: Re: beardie help
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:59 pm 
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Agreed, best to keep them seperate and although not a nice thought as long as the pet shop is responsible (personally i dont think those two words go together very well) and knowledgable in keeping reptiles then they sound like the better bet at the moment!

Ask them if they board reptiles. Perhaps if they can take her for a couple of weeks at boarding costs you can sort out another viv and have two happy beardies :D

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 Post subject: Re: beardie help
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:38 pm 
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Its also advised to quarantine them as well before putting reptiles together see post viewtopic.php?f=27&t=780

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