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Habitat / New Beardie

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:31 am
by skylaramanda21
So i got a new bearded dragon on 5-18-19. When i purchase the beardie the owner sold me a light (claimed to be UVB and Basking together) with a 10 gallon tank and at this point i and very little knowledge to bearded dragons. So i went home, started building her a larger cage and doing research. I noticed she was not eating as much as the website says she or he should so this got me worried considering how many issues could come into play. So i made a vet appointment, now i live in a very small town so we have no EXPERTS but she said that she had a couple customers with beardies. The vet said that she seems to look healthy and weighs in a 91 grams,(couldnt tell me age) sent me home with a sheet of stuff to do and to not do (which i already researched). So essentially got no answers, i actually i taught her some things. I have listed below my experiences so far and am really looking for answers.. Please help! I originally posted a long message and decided to break it into categories because I think my chances for receiving answers will be much greater. (See my first post if you would like to read it all!

Habitat:
She currently is in a 10 gallon tank with a basking light listed above and a heat light to regulate temperature due to my house getting cold at times. She has a basking log, a little water, and a little cave for the time being. I originally bought Eco Earth but learned that not good so as of now substrate is paper towels. I have spent all my evenings and days off build her a cage over since the purchase.. and then found out beardies cant be in pine enclosures.. Which the wood i bought says white wood but this has a very high chance of having pine in the mixture... waste of so much money.. lol So now i am almost done with a cage made out of sealed birch plywood, and poplar board for the inside and white wood on the exterior. The enclosure is 40x20x24 and will have a second story half shelf she can climb up on/additions spot to bask. The floor is a drawer with sealed porcelain tiles (water based sealant) and 100 percent silicone. The front is cabinet style plexi glass to with hold around 360 degrees before its dangerous.

Re: Habitat / New Beardie

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:11 am
by CooperDragon
I'm sure she'll enjoy the extra space in the new enclosure!

Re: Habitat / New Beardie

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:12 am
by CooperDragon
Moved by Moderator from Introductions to Enclosures

Re: Habitat / New Beardie

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:30 pm
by skylaramanda21
I cant wait to finish it.. MY routine over the past week has been hectic and long.

I want her to be at home and have plenty of room to roam.