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Bearded Dragon Housing in Hutch

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:22 pm
by BeardedChild
I have a male baby bearded dragon and I was wondering if I could move him from his 20-gallon enclosure to something like a rabbit of tortoise hutch. Is that ok with the same setup that he would regularly have, just in a rabbit hutch? :?: I have a heating lamp, basking rock, coconut fiber substrate, and other hiding spots for him. :D

Re: Bearded Dragon Housing in Hutch

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:49 pm
by KarrieRee
Can you post a pic of the hutch please --- I am thinking the screen may not be suitable but we can look -- also coconut fiber is NOT a good substrate
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box and pics should post
Karrie

Re: Bearded Dragon Housing in Hutch

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:15 pm
by BeardedChild
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I was wondering if I should buy it on amazon.

Re: Bearded Dragon Housing in Hutch

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:17 pm
by BeardedChild
also... what is a better substrate? :?: I don't want to go out and buy a worse one on accident. :D

Re: Bearded Dragon Housing in Hutch

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:09 pm
by KarrieRee
What is the dimensions of the cage I was looking dont see them --- dragons need a 4x2x2 tank -- a better substrate would be either textured NON adhesive shelf liner or a slated textured ceramic tile but some use reptile carpet or the sand mats --- those are a pain to keep clean - the shelf liner and tile are easily cleaned w/ vinegar/ water 50/50 or some other reptile cleaner as well - it is to your preference-- I use the tile in my two tanks -
Karrie

Re: Bearded Dragon Housing in Hutch

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:46 pm
by BeardedChild
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Re: Bearded Dragon Housing in Hutch

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:55 am
by KarrieRee
Ok so its around a 50 gallon hutch-- I would say you could use it but it doesnt leave much open space for the dragon to be out in ---- there is a lot of space being covered up -- I personally wouldnt use it as the UVB is gonna take up alot of that open space and so hes not going to be able to escape the UVB w/ out having to go into that hide -- and you dont want that-- but that is just me --- some others on here can give their thoughts
Karrie

Re: Bearded Dragon Housing in Hutch

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:16 am
by Claudiusx
In the description it states its made of pine. Pine is toxic to reptiles.

Glass tanks of the Same size are cheaper.

I'd pass.

-Brandon

Re: Bearded Dragon Housing in Hutch

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:05 am
by BeardedChild
also, is newspaper ok? I heard that you can use it, but that it slides so I would weigh them down with the things I put in his enclosure. I would change it regularly, and use full sheets so that he doesn't try to eat it. :D

Re: Bearded Dragon Housing in Hutch

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:16 am
by Claudiusx
Newspaper is fine. I prefer papertowels instead if available. And then I prefer tile more so than all those.

-Brandon

Re: Bearded Dragon Housing in Hutch

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:35 am
by BeardedChild
thank you so much! :D