A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: Wilbur lets me hold him!

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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: THEY'RE HERE NOW WHAT

Postby PathfinderMom91 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:36 pm

I don’t have any advice, just wanted to say how impressive the enclosures are!!! Those are some lucky beardies! How old are your kids? Mine are 7, 5, and 1. I currently have their beardie in their room, but I’m the only one who handles and cares for him.
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: THEY'RE HERE NOW WHAT

Postby opaquelace » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:18 pm

PathfinderMom91 wrote:I don’t have any advice, just wanted to say how impressive the enclosures are!!! Those are some lucky beardies! How old are your kids? Mine are 7, 5, and 1. I currently have their beardie in their room, but I’m the only one who handles and cares for him.

Mine are 8 years old. They’re twins who are one minute apart. And thanks so much! I got super lucky and found a local guy who does this on the side and doesn’t charge as much as I was expecting. The enclosure including him hanging the lights and delivering them was only 550 which when I was looking at ready made tanks the same size is cheap.
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: THEY'RE HERE NOW WHAT

Postby opaquelace » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:02 pm

So I noticed the enclosures had low humidity today. I’m assuming it’s because I run the AC and it’s Louisiana and 80 degrees in January. If I put a water bowl in there to raise humidity, what should I watch out for? It was around 20% and my temp/humidity gauge had a sad face saying “dry” lol.
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: THEY'RE HERE NOW WHAT

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:11 pm

20% is just fine for dragons. They are from arid regions after all :)

I wouldn't worry about trying to raise the humidity.

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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: THEY'RE HERE NOW WHAT

Postby opaquelace » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:39 pm

claudiusx wrote:20% is just fine for dragons. They are from arid regions after all :)

I wouldn't worry about trying to raise the humidity.

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Okay good. I read it could make shedding harder, but I misted both today and they drank and seemed to enjoy it. CandyCane is willingly allowing pets now and even closes her eyes. She ate like a champ today. Not as much as I expected, but she did love her turnip greens. How much is too much and how much is not enough? I’m a little paranoid about 3-5 times a day thing lol.
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: THEY'RE HERE NOW WHAT

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:46 pm

Salads once a day offer more if she eats all of it--- bugs twice a day as many as they will eat in that 10 min time frame-
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: THEY'RE HERE NOW WHAT

Postby opaquelace » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:51 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Salads once a day offer more if she eats all of it--- bugs twice a day as many as they will eat in that 10 min time frame-
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They’ll take salad from my hands but not from the bowl how high is too high? It’s maybe an inch and a half tall and they’re so small.

In other news Elliot is shedding the skin off, and he ate some greens from my hand today and let me pet him. He has also been down in his enclosure today basking and running around which he hasn’t done at all. He really really seemed to love being spritzed down. I’m assuming it helps with itching and tightness? He’s been much happier since his shed has started to come off. CandyCane found her sweet spot in the enclosure and that’s where she spends most her time. It seems like Elliot is trying to find his as he flits back and forth between his two logs and his hammock.
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: THEY'RE HERE NOW WHAT

Postby opaquelace » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:23 pm

Miss CandyCane
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That round belly!
Elliot (although my son renamed him Wilbur, because apparently he responded and looked right at him when he said "Wilbur" lol)
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He is all over the cage now. I had kind of blocked his view outside his cage to kind of calm him down for a few days. Put a tupperware and a chair to kind of block it and it hasn't been there today and he's been happy exploring everything.
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: THEY'RE HERE NOW WHAT

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:28 pm

They will climb in the bowl
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That's Blaze when I first got him - he was so little
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: THEY'RE HERE NOW WHAT

Postby opaquelace » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:32 pm

KarrieRee wrote:They will climb in the bowl
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That's Blaze when I first got him - he was so little
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Ok great that looks exactly like what I have as far as bowls go.
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: THEY'RE HERE NOW WHAT

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:44 pm

Feed those salads w/ bsfl and some worms in it - then after an HR or so take a little of the greens out not all add your roaches they will get in those bowls to eat them and also eat veggies as well
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: THEY'RE HERE NOW WHAT

Postby opaquelace » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:30 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Feed those salads w/ bsfl and some worms in it - then after an HR or so take a little of the greens out not all add your roaches they will get in those bowls to eat them and also eat veggies as well
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My BSFL are coming in tomorrow iirc so that will be easy peas. I just want to make sure I do right by them so they're healthy and happy. So, the advice is greatly appreciated. I saw a picture of a months difference in size starting about the size mine are now. They can grow A LOT in 4 weeks. How often do they shed as babies?
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: THEY'RE HERE NOW WHAT

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:35 pm

A LOT!!
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: THEY'RE HERE NOW WHAT

Postby opaquelace » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:36 pm

KarrieRee wrote:A LOT!!
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Lol I figured as much considering how fast they grow.
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Re: A bearded dragon from Santa Claus: THEY'RE HERE NOW WHAT

Postby opaquelace » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:51 pm

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She saw a roach moving around and was in that bowl so fast lol.
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