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    Then don't use grout. Just use tiles and stack them next to each other and lined a papertowel in between. The tiles will fit well. The papertowel is for when the pee slips in between tiles. When you clean, either remove the dirty tile and rinse it clean/wipe the tile clean and replace the papertowel underneath. I don't use grout because it becomes a hassle should you need to move your beardie and it adds weight should I need to move the tank.

    I have temporarily used those glossy type of tiles. It is preferably to use something more ceramic with a nonslippy surface to help keep the beardie's nails short.
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    Re: Question about tile

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    But what if you need to move the tank later? Won't it be too heavy if they're stuck in?

    Also, are caulk and grout dangerous at all for the dragon? Like chemical-wise?
    Didn’t realize you were talking about a glass tank versus wood cage. Yes, loose fit would be fine because you can remove to clean between and under. Assuming it is water tight, you wouldn’t have any leaks to the furniture/shelf the cage sits on.

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    Ah, yes, sorry for not clarifying it was a tank. I think I'll do it without grout. My main problem is I have several squares of reptile carpet and the dragon always seems to flip them all over the place. I think the tiles will be heavy enough, though.

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    Re: Question about tile

    Quote Originally Posted by 55fingers View Post
    My main problem is I have several squares of reptile carpet and the dragon always seems to flip them all over the place. I think the tiles will be heavy enough, though.
    If it were me, and I had ANY doubt whatsoever about whether my pet could lift the tiles at all, I wouldn't use them, or I would grout them. I would be so upset if my pet was injured by tiles I put in there.
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    The tiles will work. I even use the small 2x4 ones for my leopard gecko's tank. No way could they be moved or flipped over. They are definitely heavy enough.

    Imo reptile carpet is useless. Their nails get caught in the fabric and worse yet, you can't clean the carpet enough no matter how many times they are soaked, rinsed and scrubbed. Eventually it begins to smell. I used them at the start and quickly threw them away.

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    Re: Question about tile

    Quote Originally Posted by craigafrechette View Post
    If it were me, and I had ANY doubt whatsoever about whether my pet could lift the tiles at all, I wouldn't use them, or I would grout them. I would be so upset if my pet was injured by tiles I put in there.
    I'm pretty sure they're heavy enough. Even if they somehow are not, since I will be.pressing them together as close as possible (even without grout) there shouldn't be any way to flip them over... if I'm making sense? I don't know if I'm explaining very well.

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    Re: Question about tile

    Quote Originally Posted by 55fingers View Post
    I'm pretty sure they're heavy enough. Even if they somehow are not, since I will be.pressing them together as close as possible (even without grout) there shouldn't be any way to flip them over... if I'm making sense? I don't know if I'm explaining very well.
    I get what you're saying. And without being there to see/feel the tiles it's tough for me to say... I also have never kept beardies...

    I'm just thinking I'd be inclined to go overboard on safety before risking it. Like I always say about questionable prey "when in doubt throw it out" I also say "when in doubt KEEP it out" regarding anything I put in my enclosures.

    I'm certainly not telling you what to do, just sharing my thoughts. And again, I could be wrong completely since I am not there to physically see it.
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