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Baby Bearded feeding and Earth Mix- UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:37 am
by WilliamB
Hi Guys,

I live in the UK and now have a new baby Bearded Dragon. I have couple of general questions;

- I have been told that Arid- Earth mix is the best Substrate and to change every six months is that right?

- How can I tell if he/she is eating ok?

Best
W.

Re: Baby Bearded feeding and Earth Mix- UK

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:48 pm
by CooperDragon
Just a plain earth mix might get pretty smelly and harbor bacteria, especially after being pooped in. If you want that sort of setup, I suggest researching bioactive substrate which includes an ecosystem that can break down waste. Otherwise, it's easier to have a solid substrate like shelf liner that you can easily clean and sanitize.

Their appetites fluctuate so it's hard to give a specific amount they should be eating. As long as they are eating some, are active/alert, and their weight is steady or increasing, they are probably doing just fine.

Re: Baby Bearded feeding and Earth Mix- UK

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:56 am
by WilliamB
Thank you that is really helpful.