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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:09 am 
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well i will be a new owner when i have sorted out my second hand Vivarium bought a full set up off a so called mate but found out tank needs new heat bulb & holder and a dam good clean,as mega dusty so been cleaning with a reptile Vivarium cleaner.just need to fix heat bulb and holder bought a red 60w bulb is this ok,will take some photos later on and show you my set up as had to buyt some green stuff and rocks and logs as well just bought a background so looks kind if better as well,sure i read not to use sand so i bought reptile beech chips, really wanna know is feed i know about live feed that wont be a problem as you feed it every other day i read on here somewhere,its the veg do i cut it up really small or just throw it in whole getting a 8 month old male any help would be great as wanna know before i put it in

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:50 am 
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At 8 months (depending on size) you would still be feeding live daily, with the veg chop fairly small but not fine as they do need to exercise their jaws.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:50 pm 
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right so every day you feed live food as well as veg

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:47 pm 
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as thought it was every other day when older than 6 months dam other forums

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:34 pm 
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It graduates down and ideally seeing his size helps us with this sort of information. I always start babies on 3 feeds, down to 2 feeds around 4 months, down again to 1 feed by 12 months and by 18 months 1 every 2~3 days.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:58 am 
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what sort of veg should i feed and do i mix with CALCIUM POWDER

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:37 am 
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You only need dust one live feed daily with calcium. As to veg. I'll let someone local run you through what would be available to you.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:45 am 
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Im sorry to say that woodchips are actually worse than sand from an impaction point of view. I would switch to either floor lino or childrens play sand and sandstone slabs.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:13 pm 
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great as bought a 15kgs sack as well reptile shop had it in all there vivs so thought would have same as looks nice,plus read somewhere sand is worse

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:09 pm 
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All pet shops seem to use it. I think it's because they probably sell more of the unwanted stuff if people see them using it themselves.
Calci sand can be dangerous as if digested it clumps together and causes impaction, but children's play sand is very find and can be passed easier. Yes there is still a risk of impaction but not as high.
Id had to imagine what damage a wood chip can do to internal organs if accidentally swallowed?

When I first got my Beardies they came with wood chips as well but change them over to children's play sand and sandstone slabs. She's now on Kitchen Lino

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:20 am 
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play sand it is then thxs for that great info

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:26 am 
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CHECK LIST SO FAR


Vivarium - 3' x 2'

Substrate - play sand (did buy wood chip stupid reptile shop that)

UVB tube - 10% and controller

Basking - heat as have pulse thermo (around 110f) ceramic bulb

cool area shade (80f)

Basking spot - rocks or sturdy branches

Food - greens and insects

Calcium powder vitamin supplements

Water dish and food dish

Timer to control the day / night - will buy this today

digital thermometer - x2

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