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Meet Bandit

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:41 am
by Nelle
This is our big boy Bandit who is about 9 months now. We purchased him from the Reptile show that came to San Diego last Summer. He is a total love bug with a curious side. He doesn't tolerate other lizards, especially our crested geckos but that's okay, we have plenty of room for all. He is getting more comfortable with going outside and going on short field trips in town. He loves his swims in the bathtub and cuddling on the bed with mama.

I've gotta say, beardies are a ton of work but so worth it!
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Meet Bandit

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:42 am
by Nelle
This is our big boy Bandit who is about 9 months now. We purchased him from the Reptile show that came to San Diego last Summer. He is a total love bug with a curious side. He doesn't tolerate other lizards, especially our crested geckos but that's okay, we have plenty of room for all. He is getting more comfortable with going outside and going on short field trips in town. He loves his swims in the bathtub and cuddling on the bed with mama.

I've gotta say, beardies are a ton of work but so worth it!
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Re: Meet Bandit

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:21 am
by KarrieRee
Welcome to the forum--- so glad he is doing well --- tank looks good --- is your UVB inside the tank or on top of screen?
Karrie

Re: Meet Bandit

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:28 am
by Nelle
Why thank you! The UV is above the screen, not inside the cage.

Re: Meet Bandit

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:49 am
by KarrieRee
ok so the screen is wide hole? fine mesh? what kind of UVB do you have? Here is some info for you on that subject - this is what most of us recommend on this forum --
Which UVB light should I use?
The best UVB light is a ReptiSun 10.0 fluorescent tube HO (Or Arcardia 12% in the UK). Compact or coil bulbs do not emit the proper amount of UVB light for a bearded dragon, and should not be used. Other brands, such as the Zilla Desert Series and ReptiGlo have been known to cause eye problems and other health issues with bearded dragons, and should be avoided. The reason that some UVB lights (Zilla, ReptiGlo, coils/compacts, ect.) are considered dangerous is because the wavelength of UVB that they emit is shorter and more intense than the wavelength of the "safe" lights (ReptiSun, Arcadia).
UVB lights should be replaced every 6 months. The T5’s are a strong bulb and only need to be replaced once a year – the T 8 every 6 months--- where as the T 8 are not as strong—they need to be placed inside the tank the T 5 approx 10-11 inches from basking spot – the T 8 approx 6-8 inches from basking spot—the cover needs to be off the bulb for full effect of the UVB rays-- just make sure you get the 10.0 bulb -- the 5.0 is for more of tropical reptiles as it is equivalent to the Reptisun T 8 ---
thanks for posting pic
Karrie

Re: Meet Bandit

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:49 pm
by Nelle
Yes, we have the ReptiSun 10.0 fluorescent tube for him with the small mesh screen on the top of his cage. They recommend changing the bulb every 12 months, which we will do.

Re: Meet Bandit

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:19 pm
by CooperDragon
He looks like a happy camper =)

Re: Meet Bandit

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:46 pm
by Nelle
He defiantly is :) content just laying around listening to everyone in the house.

Re: Meet Bandit

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:05 am
by Drache613
Moved & Merged by Moderator

Re: Meet Bandit

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:07 am
by Drache613
Hello,

Bandit looks great, nice & colorful! :D
I went ahead & merged both topics for you since there were replies on both of them.
I am sure he will do wonderful with you.

Tracie

Re: Meet Bandit

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:36 pm
by afaye418
Hello Bandit! They are definitely worth all the hard work! I’m new a beardie owner & wish I had gotten one years ago.