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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:59 pm 
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Hi guys i am thinking about breeding my female bearded dragon with a frends male and was wondering if anyone had some useful information and care advice thanks alot Andrew :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:51 am 
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First read the sticky's at the top of the Breeding Section here. Then take a long hard think about the idea, normal baby dragons are hard to even give away and with the expenses involved in setting up and then feeding you will loose money hand over fist. They are very time consuming with regular cleaning and feeding plus the extra time wasted watching them, so all in all it isn't something to take on without considerable thought.

If after all this you still decide to go through with it we will help but do really consider it very seriously.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:48 am 
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Thanks Rick


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:32 pm 
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Sorry if it wasn't exactly what you wanted to hear but I'd rather you knew the problems involved before you head to far down that road.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:41 pm 
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We have just bred ours for the first time. We just kept 7 eggs because of the expense, room and time it would take to raise all of them. We did it as kids wanted to experience it. It has been and still is brilliant fun and fortunately i have 2 private homes already lines up and a pet shop willing to take some if needed. It has been and is expensive though they eat heaps so please don't do it to make money, but make sure you budget for it instead! As Rick says read up and do your homework, if you still decide to give it a go as i have id be happy to help although i am still a novice really i do now have some experience to share.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:14 am 
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When I got Tia she was with a male who mated with her and I decided to incubate the eggs. I ended up hatching 4 and struggled to sell them to good homes.
Each hatchling needs to be fed 3 times per day as much as they will eat in 10-15 minutes and that can sometimes be upto 80 crickets each.. Imagine how many crickets you will be getting through with more mouths to feed!
It is a great experience watching them hatch and grow up but very costly and time consuming so be ready..

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