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    Sooo someone didnít want this girl...

    Yeah now I have it. Vet said itís healthy, came in a 20l cage with an internal bulb for heat and basking. A really cool enclosure but not for a beardie.
    Iíve never owned one of these and so I figured Iíd come here for a few questions.
    Thermostat with a Che for heat, and a separate uvb bulb would be ideal correct? Was thinking a 40b zilla enclosure as it has the convenience of the locking screen lid, and I can get a deal on it new.
    For substrate was going to use paper towel until I can get tiles to fit, some log hides a walk in water bowl and some basking spots.

    Now for the beardie. Has an orangish color so thatís cool, supposedly itís ďin shedĒ and is ďabout one yearĒ and they no longer wanted it.
    The very tip of tail looks almost pinched, get said keep an eye on it it may fall off it may not depending on how fresh the injury even is (the previous owners didnít notice it somehow..)
    She seems... thin? Iíve never owned a beardie before, but I can see the outlines of ribs, but not deep rib lines. Whatís a good fatten em up food for them? Maybe wax and hornworms once a week with supers crickets and new worms plus veggies?
    Everything else seems healthy. No mbd from what little I know, the red spot on the mouth isnít blood itís peppers lol. Nice temperament. Hated me but then saw I gave it veggies and had been super interested in me since. I think it was getting mostly bugs with ďa powderĒ and those pellet food garbage they sell at lpsís.

    Any and all I put appreciate, the setup will be purchased and ready for them tonight, but I wana monitor the thermostat and Che for maybe the night before tossing her in so we donít cook her.


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    Sooo someone didnít want this girl...



    Hereís the cage. Also she likes the window (itís hot out)


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    So the cage is a solid wood frame, some sort of white coating inside it. Has a vent (no fan) and a long uvb fluorescent tube as well as a separate basking bulb (no cage around ether )
    What can this be used for after getting the correct setup today. Worth keeping or is it trash/just sell it?
    I still have a budget to consider obviously, but some get trips and the proper husbandry of a new family member arenít an issue in that regards. Not looking for another pet for the small cage but more potential to keep it lol.

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    pics please!
    dust food with D3 powder.
    they like to perch up high and also snuggle so something to climb up on and then maybe a hammock.
    wax worms and dubia are probably the best. hornworms ok. superworms are harder for them to digest. i cannot chime in about crickets as i refuse to bring those into the house. the best green for them are "greens" not lettuce or spinach, so mustard greens, dandelion greens, turnip greens etc. very little fresh fruit. never avocado.
    there is debate in the community about soaking them. it cannot hurt. helps them stay regular and can help them shed. hotly debated if they absorb any water but some will drink while in the bath.
    it is very good your draggie likes veggies b/c they're supposed to be 80% plant and 20% bug as adults.
    Gargoyle Geckos: Gorey, Gremmie, Ouija, Gojira, Bacon Bit, Pork Chop, Penny, Wednesday
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    i see the pics now. very cute.
    as for substrate i use reptile carpet. i hate using papertowels for them for some reason.
    Gargoyle Geckos: Gorey, Gremmie, Ouija, Gojira, Bacon Bit, Pork Chop, Penny, Wednesday
    Crested Geckos: Eggs, Uno, Triscuit, Creature & Waffles
    Leopard Geckos: Rhubarb, Pepper and No-Name
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    Corn snakes: Moonshine (anery tessera), Zorg (anery), Clarice (honey) & Mouse (normal)
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    SnuSnu the cat, Corbin the pit bull, Cinna the collie mix & Lily the setter mix
    Pixie the barn cat plus one little special needs bearded dragon P. Sherman
    Sydney the zero bearded dragon & Basil the mini-lop rabbit


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    Re: Sooo someone didnít want this girl...

    Quote Originally Posted by SilentHill View Post
    pics please!
    dust food with D3 powder.
    they like to perch up high and also snuggle so something to climb up on and then maybe a hammock.
    wax worms and dubia are probably the best. hornworms ok. superworms are harder for them to digest. i cannot chime in about crickets as i refuse to bring those into the house. the best green for them are "greens" not lettuce or spinach, so mustard greens, dandelion greens, turnip greens etc. very little fresh fruit. never avocado.
    there is debate in the community about soaking them. it cannot hurt. helps them stay regular and can help them shed. hotly debated if they absorb any water but some will drink while in the bath.
    it is very good your draggie likes veggies b/c they're supposed to be 80% plant and 20% bug as adults.
    Just threw a second post with pictures, was walking home when I posted and wanted the cage in the pictures as well.
    I have crickets already because my leopard gecko loves them, so once a week Iíll bring home just enough for her (she gets other things that arenít crickets lol)
    Havenít tried roaches ever maybe this will be the time to start!
    We gave her black berries (2) because she didnít have a water bowl with her so idk how hydrated she was upon arrival.

    Does she seem underweight?


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    Re: Sooo someone didnít want this girl...

    Quote Originally Posted by SilentHill View Post
    i see the pics now. very cute.
    as for substrate i use reptile carpet. i hate using papertowels for them for some reason.
    We will just buy a few of the reptile carpets then.
    My goal with this animal is to either get a full setup thatís up to current standards and either gift her, or keep her. Havenít yet decided. I have tons of fish, a leopard gecko, a juvenile ball python, and supposedly someone is bringing in a 5ft albino red tail that is ďterrifyingly aggressiveĒ (I think they are just scared of snakes and it was cool when it was smaller...) so the beardie is still a maybe for this house.
    Very friendly to me though.


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    Re: Sooo someone didnít want this girl...

    i used to care for a lot of spoiled beardies and i don't recall ribs being that visable. she does look like a leatherback which means a thinner skin. fatten her up with some dubia if she likes them. banana extra ripe may be good.

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    Gargoyle Geckos: Gorey, Gremmie, Ouija, Gojira, Bacon Bit, Pork Chop, Penny, Wednesday
    Crested Geckos: Eggs, Uno, Triscuit, Creature & Waffles
    Leopard Geckos: Rhubarb, Pepper and No-Name
    Cal Kings: Bones & Violet
    Corn snakes: Moonshine (anery tessera), Zorg (anery), Clarice (honey) & Mouse (normal)
    Trans-Pesos: Mickey & Mallory
    BPs: Charlie (super pastel), Bodhi (pied), Finn (GHI Mojave), Dublin (fire bumblebee), Falkor(mystic potion), Letty (pewter)
    BCI Boa: Specter (Fineline morph), Sunglow and/or Snow coming soon....
    SnuSnu the cat, Corbin the pit bull, Cinna the collie mix & Lily the setter mix
    Pixie the barn cat plus one little special needs bearded dragon P. Sherman
    Sydney the zero bearded dragon & Basil the mini-lop rabbit


    'everything was beautiful and nothing hurt' - vonnegut.

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    Re: Sooo someone didnít want this girl...

    Quote Originally Posted by SilentHill View Post
    i used to care for a lot of spoiled beardies and i don't recall ribs being that visable. she does look like a leatherback which means a thinner skin. fatten her up with some dubia if she likes them. banana extra ripe may be good.

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    Good lookin out. Iíll get her setup and some proper food in her tonight


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    Re: Sooo someone didnít want this girl...

    I agree that she looks like a leatherback, and may therefore seem a bit skinnier... but otherwise she doesn't look terribly underweight.

    The best substrate I've found overall is tile or linoleum. I've used both - each holds heat well, and are super easy to spray and wipe down, especially when your dragon poos and smears it all over the cage as they seem to maliciously enjoy doing from time to time (usually right after you've cleaned too).

    I do bathe my beardie a couple times a month to ensure he poos/pees and gets a good intake of water, but they really should be getting all the moisture they need from their greens. You can spritz the greens down with water before you put them in the enclosure to ensure they get a bit more. I'll throw in a bit of cilantro here and there as the smell seems to entice them to eat the rather more "plain" greens. Mine also LOVES raspberries, but you don't want to feed too many - they'll get runny stools. Besides greens, I feed a mixture of mealworms, butterworms, and a wax worm here and there for a treat. You'll want to make sure you have a good UVB lamp as well, and that you keep it changed out every six months. Even if the bulb doesn't die, the UVB may not be as strong.

    Other than that, beardies are real couch potatoes and pretty easy to take care of. We'll get mine out from time to time to play in the yard and get some fresh air - I have a leash for him.

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    Re: Sooo someone didnít want this girl...

    Quote Originally Posted by ladywhipple02 View Post
    I agree that she looks like a leatherback, and may therefore seem a bit skinnier... but otherwise she doesn't look terribly underweight.

    The best substrate I've found overall is tile or linoleum. I've used both - each holds heat well, and are super easy to spray and wipe down, especially when your dragon poos and smears it all over the cage as they seem to maliciously enjoy doing from time to time (usually right after you've cleaned too).

    I do bathe my beardie a couple times a month to ensure he poos/pees and gets a good intake of water, but they really should be getting all the moisture they need from their greens. You can spritz the greens down with water before you put them in the enclosure to ensure they get a bit more. I'll throw in a bit of cilantro here and there as the smell seems to entice them to eat the rather more "plain" greens. Mine also LOVES raspberries, but you don't want to feed too many - they'll get runny stools. Besides greens, I feed a mixture of mealworms, butterworms, and a wax worm here and there for a treat. You'll want to make sure you have a good UVB lamp as well, and that you keep it changed out every six months. Even if the bulb doesn't die, the UVB may not be as strong.

    Other than that, beardies are real couch potatoes and pretty easy to take care of. We'll get mine out from time to time to play in the yard and get some fresh air - I have a leash for him.
    Yeah I figured 6 month change with uvb, when using cfl for planted aquariums you have a similar window.thanks for the response! Iíll check out butter worms never used them before



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