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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:38 pm 
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Hi all i have finally brought my first beareded dragon currently nameless (i want to call him sydney my girlfriend wants to call him iggy)

Please have a look at my pics and let me know if there is anything i could improve on with the set up im a bit concerned that he is basking on the top of the log away from the light, i am going to try and move it tomorrow if he ever leaves it!

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him as soon as we got him

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his set up

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as i said guys if you see anything ive done wrong please say :)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:34 am 
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One major danger - the wood chips. These can be swallowed when chasing down crix and if this happens they may well block the gut and cause a slow painful death. For a baby either a bare floor, lino or kitchen paper until he's hunting accurately (not just diving on his prey with mouth wide open). At around the 6 month age you can then safely change to something like a mix of play sand and sandstone rocks. Before you start moving the furniture around what are your temps at the basking spot and the cold side?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:49 am 
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Thanks i know its a risk but i want to use it up as it came with the kit. Cold end is about 28 basking spot is about40 though he is using the top of the log which is out of the light so i think im gonna have to move it


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:59 am 
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Temps are good but let him settle for a few days before moving things around although you could probably spin itround a little to bring the top nearer the basking temp area. I know it seems a pity to waste the substrate but you need to weigh the risk to your beardie (pretty high) against the cost of replacing it. We had one your size die only a few months ago on here plus at least one other that had swallowed a chip and was pretty ill 'til it had been passed.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:28 am 
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Thanks for your help rick,

hes finding the hottest part now sop im not too worried about moving the log at the moment as long as he is finding the heat what about putting newspaper over the bark just for the time being?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:07 am 
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They like to burrow under newspaper. I would take the chippings out and put them in the bin or on the garden


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:28 pm 
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Better to be safe than sorry :lol: and lino is a lot easier to clean , and newspaper or kitchen roll ; you just put fresh in every day :) listen to The others :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:04 pm 
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Hi all,

thought i might update you with a new photos.

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been taken within the last couple of months so he might vary in size :)


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this was also the basking ledge that i made (which he doesnt bask on because he loves his log so much)


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and this photo was taken just minute ago, his vivarium bulb keep cutting out due to the heat so i thought we might try going outside for a few minutes he loved it :)

Monty is about 125grams and about 4months old i took the advice and removed the wood chips (they make really good locust substrate until its gone) and replaced it with vinyl which i SO much easier to clean i highly recommend it. rose the UV and got myself a reflector he is handling well to the point i can now just pick him up and take him out.

anyway hope you enjoy the pics :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:07 pm 
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Lovely pics nd he is so cute :)

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