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I Think Someone Needs a Dig Box

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:50 am
by Shaun78
So last two days I've noticed Volcano has been scratching at the glass and pulling up the cover of the reptile carpet. I'm feeling he wants to dig so I was thinking making him a dig box. Does this sound reasonable? Any suggestions on what substrate to use for that?

Re: I Think Someone Needs a Dig Box

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:54 am
by KarrieRee
Dig Box-- playsand, a mix of playsand and vermiculite, or potting soil that doesn't have any fertilizers or other junk in it. I recommend using soft cut up fleece or strips of paper towels - you wont run the risk of them getting the sand in the eyes and causing infection - that is what I use for Blaze and Hiccup its in their hides
Karrie

Re: I Think Someone Needs a Dig Box

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:11 pm
by Skylarson222
I made my beardies dig box out of crushed walnut shells, which you can buy at almost any pet store in the reptile section. I filled a large cardboard box with the crushed walnuts (it’s like a sand consistency) and she did her thing... Laid a few eggs!!

Re: I Think Someone Needs a Dig Box

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:06 am
by KarrieRee
Crushed walnut shells are toxic to dragons-- please remove them --
Crushed walnut shell is dangerous and should only be used to clean up oil spills. This substrate is NOT digestable and if too much of it is eaten it will cause impaction. I have seen this occur first hand with reptiles ranging from lizards to tortoises. Stay away from this product please.
This is on the Bearded Dragon Care Sheet
Karrie

Re: I Think Someone Needs a Dig Box

PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:19 pm
by loljelloclowdz
Skylarson222 wrote:I made my beardies dig box out of crushed walnut shells, which you can buy at almost any pet store in the reptile section. I filled a large cardboard box with the crushed walnuts (it’s like a sand consistency) and she did her thing... Laid a few eggs!!



Bruh don’t ever use walnut shells.