Looking for the right place to buy

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Re: Looking for the right place to buy

Postby babybat124 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:03 pm

saraho wrote:My beardie was found through our local zoo. Someone gave them info on one needing a home and they contacted me (we are both part of city departments). It worked out fairly well. In the future, I'd consider our local pet store a good option. She breeds her own beardies and I've met some of her adults. They are well cared for and she used to work at our zoo, so I know she's not going to try to sell me on getting two or feeding them mealworms.

My boy was in a first grade classroom for almost 2 years so he's very calm and acclimated to children, which is a plus for me. I'm a Children's Librarian and he's my education animal. I don't think the previous owner did everything right with him, but I'm educating myself on giving him the best life possible, so I have high hopes of spending years taking care of and loving him.

Thats awesome. While I was at petco I told the guy helping me about my past one and showed him my tattoo. He didn't come at with that bs because he knew I was experienced. I made sure to grab my baby some dubia roaches while I was there. I ordered some so had go get a few tubs till those ones come in. I would totally make another colony but the apartment i live in is very viable. I don't have the space to keep a colony.
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Re: Looking for the right place to buy

Postby saraho » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:39 am

I bought dubias last week at the pet store. Today I found a bin with a sealed lid and then I added some cut up egg cartons like they come with. Then I added some fresh carrots and the roaches. I need to learn more about caring for them and creating my own colony.
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Re: Looking for the right place to buy

Postby Shaun78 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:48 am

My personal preference is to whenever possible get surrenders. Just like to think I'm helping an abandoned animal. My dragon both rabbits, and my guinea pigs are all surrenders. But that's just me. I hope you have many wonderful years with your new friend.
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Re: Looking for the right place to buy

Postby Cazz » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:58 am

saraho wrote:I bought dubias last week at the pet store. Today I found a bin with a sealed lid and then I added some cut up egg cartons like they come with. Then I added some fresh carrots and the roaches. I need to learn more about caring for them and creating my own colony.


Roach colony can take awhile to establish to the point of being able to feed them off and have it be self sustaining but completely worth it if you're interested. They take a couple of months to get really going. There's plenty of online tutorials. It's really easy. Just maintain them in warm dark place and keep humidity around 60 percent. Keep plenty of food for them and invest in dermestid beetles. They'll eat the dead carcasses and keep the smell down. Best of luck
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