Has anyone had a bearded dragon

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im going to be getting a bearded dragon and will be building an enclosure for him, its going to be a decent size, way bigger then 55 gallon fish tank

sides with made with chicken wire for him to climb on , along with two heating lamps, for day and night

anybody have or had one?

anything i should have in the the enclosure, ?

does it have to be moist?

advice will be gladly appreciated!!!

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Mon May 07, 2012 4:02 pm

My advice would be to save your money for when you need it.
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im not paying for the stuff, wood and everything im just picking up, nothing at my cost
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Mon May 07, 2012 4:15 pm

Who gets to look after it while your gone...seismic isn't a "stay at home" or "home at night" kind of job.
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Mon May 07, 2012 6:26 pm

Ask Clemsonguy1125. He's had one and he knows his animal stuff.
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Mon May 07, 2012 7:19 pm

My son has one and he has built a tank.
The main thing I know is they can live a very long time.

A long term commitment

PM me and I will get his email address
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Mon May 07, 2012 7:19 pm

All you need is a few sticks or branches for them to climb on. I feed mine about 30 live crickets once a week. Put them in the bath tub every other week or so in luke warm water. I use a heating rock and a red light bulb. If hes cold, he will go on the rock, if hes not he will stay away from it. How big is it?? Below is a link of a few pics of mine with the first barrel sealer I made!!


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mattyzip77 wrote:All you need is a few sticks or branches for them to climb on. I feed mine about 30 live crickets once a week. Put them in the bath tub every other week or so in luke warm water. I use a heating rock and a red light bulb. If hes cold, he will go on the rock, if hes not he will stay away from it. How big is it?? Below is a link of a few pics of mine with the first barrel sealer I made!!


http://imageshack.us/g/405/221wap.jpg/
how big is the tank? or lizard?



How are they to handle when you first get them ??
They bite??
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Mon May 07, 2012 9:17 pm

Jesse, they bite, and they won't stop biting. Make sure you wash your hands throughly before handling them, otherwise they'll get diseases, and they'll bite your hands, they like tasting things.

Matty's look like they're about a foot long, and I'd have at the very least a 3 foot tank. They'll want flat sunning rocks under the lamp, plenty of water, rough climbing rocks, sticks, a hollow stick or arrangement of flat rocks to sleep under. A terracotta pot would work if there's room for them to get under.
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Mon May 07, 2012 11:53 pm

On the side bar this topic appears as "Has anyone had a bearded..."

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Tue May 08, 2012 7:37 am

They DO NOT bite. They dont even have teeth, lol! Hey Jack, nice clam, lmfao!!
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Gippeto wrote:Who gets to look after it while your gone...seismic isn't a "stay at home" or "home at night" kind of job.

thats what im worried about
Zeus wrote:Jesse, they bite, and they won't stop biting. Make sure you wash your hands throughly before handling them, otherwise they'll get diseases, and they'll bite your hands, they like tasting things.

Matty's look like they're about a foot long, and I'd have at the very least a 3 foot tank. They'll want flat sunning rocks under the lamp, plenty of water, rough climbing rocks, sticks, a hollow stick or arrangement of flat rocks to sleep under. A terracotta pot would work if there's room for them to get under.
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Tue May 08, 2012 4:00 pm

No offense, but if you have to ask a potato cannon forum how to look after an animal you shouldn't really get one in the first place.
Just like making your own cannon, do some research on how to look after then properly and keep them healthy.

http://www.beardeddragoncare.net/

Check out that site, i found it with a quick google search.
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Tue May 08, 2012 4:26 pm

Ive got one. Chicken wire is not a good choice. They like to lean against the sides of their enclosure and will get cut up. The way I have mine set up is a 40 breeder for now. I run a 65 watt light in a hanging dome on one side. I have a 40 watt in a dome on top of the screen on the other. My UVB bulb is a 24 inch repti-sun 10.0. I suggest this bulb. It works better, in my opinion that the mercury vapor one you will see. As for biting, it depends on the animals. Saying they do or dont bite is like saying dogs do or dont bite. Ive heard of friends being bitten but Ive only been bitten by mine when I was hand feeding him. If you are going to build an enclosure, avoid pine or cedar, they are dangerous to reptiles.
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Tue May 08, 2012 8:40 pm

So, in conclusion, if you cant build your own cannon, that actually works, dont get a beardie!!!! :idea:
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