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Sonja's grown-up home [Jan. 25th, 2011|07:32 pm]
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It turns out that our friendly moderator spacenut3737 is as handy as he is handsome, and has custom-built a tank for my beardie baby, Sonja.

Don't be fooled by the fact that she's only appearing on the left side of her tank. She's having a lot of fun running up to the other side of the tank and clattering her food dish.

For reference, this was her old tank:

Right now she's just running around tasting everything. Sometimes she stucks her head on rocks or lays on random stones, but for right now she's just too curious. No sign of head-bobbing yet! Not sure if I should expect it or not.
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Hello peoples.... [Jan. 22nd, 2011|02:03 pm]
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I've been reading back in the tags and taking as much information as i can....But i thought for my own piece of mind i'd ask the few questions that i have...

My friend just got a Bearded Dragon and i love it...I've always wanted one but just never was living where i could have one....I am now in the position where i can have one and my husband and i have been discussing getting one...I just have a few questions as i am a noob and really don't trust what pet stores say due to other complications a relative had with and iguana.

1. I was wondering for a baby one bout the size of my hand maybe a little smaller....what would you suggest for his home? I was thinking a 20 gal tank for now due to space at the present and what it would need.

2. Is it okay to use the sand that has calcium? My friend was told by the pet store he got his from that he could and because it has calcium it wouldn't be as bad if he eats it...Just want to double check before i do the sand route...I had read here actually that sand isn't the preferred...And tiles, which are best for them?

3. His heating lamp...what would you suggest would be a good lamp for him?

4. I am a bit confused on feeding as i've been reading and of course again pet store says one thing...I'd like to know from anyone who had a baby bearded dragon how much did they eat when little? I don't want to over feed him but yet not under either....

5. I have a cat who is rather curious...I understand i would need a tank of some sort and it would need to be heavy...I was wondering as far as a lid goes what would be best to eliminate the fear of my cat getting into his home? The tank would be put up on the top of a dresser but as you know cats climb and i want to make sure that i can protect him when i am not home...My friend had his over last night and she was genuinely curious but after i showed it to her and she watched it a moment she had no interest...She was more interested in the crickets cause they were moving...However i am fearful when i need to leave the house... so anyone that also has cats or other pets, i'd like to know what you did to protect your dragon.

Also any suggestions or tips anyone might have for a noob would be wonderful...Again i just want to make sure that he is well taken care of and that i am doing what i need to for him to grow and be healthy...Any tips for his housing would be awesome too...Like what you did for yours etc....

Thank you so much for your time and i did look through pics here...AWESOME! i really love these they are amazing....I am so looking forward to having one of my own.
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HELP [Dec. 11th, 2010|02:41 pm]
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I was taking my puppy to training class this morning, at a local chain store...the trainer was told me how someone dumped a full grown beardie, that was smashed in a "cricket keeper" in the ladies room. They were looking for someone to keep it, and had it in a tank in their back room with a heat lamp. I went back and gave it the once over. Male, didn't look malnourished or dehydrated, but it has two soft spots on it's head in back of it's eye sockets and is soft around it's neck and back of it's head...my beardie is firm/hard in those spots. I am assuming it's MBD...but does anyone have more info on what might be ailing this dragon? If it doesn't have a home by Monday, I agreed to foster him and get him some vet care. I would just like a heads up on what health issues he may have, I am already prepared to treat for parasites. Thanks in advance.
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Happy Friday [Nov. 5th, 2010|09:40 am]
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I love this little guy so much! He is such a character.

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Newb! [Oct. 18th, 2010|09:55 pm]
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I was inspired by my boyfriend's beardie, Slinky, who I thought was just the cutest and the most awesome thing in the world. I don't think that anymore, because I bought a baby beardie for myself, Sonja, back in July.

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(no subject) [Aug. 25th, 2010|08:11 pm]
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Does this seem too good to be true or am I missing something?

It's a Reptisun 10.0 lamp and selling at $16.99 with free shipping. If this is legit, I just wanted to share it with you all and jump in on the deal too. :)
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(no subject) [Jul. 22nd, 2010|09:15 pm]
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LOOKING FOR: Reputable Bearded Dragon Breeders!

Does anyone know of a reputable bearded dragon breeder(s)? My other half and I are looking to get one from a good and honest breeder who has high quality animals.

Thanks in advance!
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Pool Dragon! [Jul. 10th, 2010|06:02 pm]
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Thought I would share these pics of my 'baby' Drake (he's 8 months old and already 20"!) He's bearding a lot because he doesn't like the camera. I've had him since he was 3 months old and this is the first time I've seen him do a full beard! Since the weather is finally nice, he got to have some pool time =)


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Health Update [Jun. 25th, 2010|08:24 pm]
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Valentine finally has a clean bill of health. His tail infection is now gone. He has lost 3 inches off of his tail, but not worst for wear. He's completely off all of his medication. He's starting to have regular bathroom time, since his injury, too. He's now going every two days. The vet wants him permanently on partial baby food diet. While, maintaining the rest, such as fresh veggies, insects. Although, she also wants him on cooked chicken as a weekly treat. He can still hunt when he's presented with some juicy phoenix worms. He's also doing water therapy everyday.

I don't know if giving him cooked chicken is okay. Since, the same vet also wanted him on mealworms. I told her I refuse to put him on mealworms.
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(no subject) [Jun. 4th, 2010|03:37 pm]
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I recently took to caring for my roommate's bearded dragon (feeding, cleaning, etc...) and noted she was licking the sand this morning. This is the first time I've personally seen her do this, and I'm not sure if my roommate knows she does this or if she does it constantly. This is the same sand she's had since he got her a few months ago. Is this toxic and why is she doing it?

Also, I have two babies. And the funny thing is, they let me handle them the first day I got them. The second day, they didn't want to be anywhere near me. I'm trying to handle them as best I can 10 min a day, but they try to jump out of my hands quickly.

This isn't the first reptile I've cared for. I've had a leapord gecko and two crested geckos.
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