Silkback care??

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Re: Silkback care??

Postby beardie parents » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:54 pm

The first time I got an Aloe Vera plant we just left it in the pot and watered it daily. Within a few months we ended up with 6 to 10 plants. At that time, we had no place to plant it outside. When it freezes here at night, we cover it.
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Re: Silkback care??

Postby jeserah » Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:35 pm

Thanks again :)
I'm going to see what I can do!
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Re: Silkback care??

Postby lizzywoodwardBD » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:07 am

if you have a small drug store by you they might have a lotion called udderly smooth it works really well and is all natural.
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Re: Silkback care??

Postby jeserah » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:29 pm

Thanks! I will check it out!
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Re: Silkback care??

Postby tundradragons » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:39 am

From the research I've done, and talking with silk breeders,

you will need a 5% UVB bulb, (or a 6 month old 10% from one of your other dragons) temps are dragon dependent. some do like it a bit cooler. they will require more frequent baths, lotion is to be used ONLY when they have a stuck shed!!!! daily use will actually cause more problems than good as the skin begins to rely on it. misting daily and baths twice a week should be sufficient. if you bathe and spray them enough you should never need the lotion. I have heard aloe being used, but again only when needed.

be careful with any oils as they act like a tanning lotion under a heat lamp.

hope that helps.
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Re: Silkback care??

Postby jeserah » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:35 pm

Wow, thanks very, very much!
This is exactly the sort of information I was looking for. I really appreciate it! :D
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