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Petco bearded dragons

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:41 am
by Lexylexyy
I purchased my beardie at Petco ( I KNOW I KNOW TERRIBLE) :( I didn’t realize it was until 2 weeks in!

Since I bought mine at petco, he’s 9 inches long now, should I treat him for parasites? Or only when necessary?

Re: Petco bearded dragons

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:51 am
by KarrieRee
First you need to take a fecal into your reptile vet --- but I would not do that until you have had him for a while longer --- wait for the relocation stress to go away and for him to get used to his surroundings --- its good to establish repore w/ your vet before he gets sick so having him in for a checkup is good that way they can get to know him before hes ill---- you said you got him at Petco--- what kind of set up did they set you up w/ ? Can you post pics of your tank and lighting please
Karrie

Re: Petco bearded dragons

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:23 am
by Lexylexyy
Hi karrie! I did all my research and this is his current set up. I’m currently waiting for his hide log to come in the mail so I can put it on the cool right side! I’m using 36 inch t5 ho tube light by zoo med, and he’s in a 55 gallon tank. For his basking spot, I’m using zoo med 150 watt basking bulb!


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Re: Petco bearded dragons

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:42 am
by KarrieRee
Cudos to you--:)-- thank goodness-- little dude is in good hands then-- most people that get dragons from Petco PetSmart end up w/ alot of improper equipment set up etc....his tank looks good
Karrie

Re: Petco bearded dragons

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:55 am
by Lexylexyy
KarrieRee wrote:Cudos to you--:)-- thank goodness-- little dude is in good hands then-- most people that get dragons from Petco PetSmart end up w/ alot of improper equipment set up etc....his tank looks good
Karrie


Thank you! And one last question, how do I know when he’s fully used to his environment??

Re: Petco bearded dragons

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:03 am
by KarrieRee
His stress marks will have subsided-- those are the black lines he has on his body-- you will notice a difference in his color
Karrie

Re: Petco bearded dragons

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:50 pm
by AHBD
Good job on the set up. :) And just because he's from Petco does not mean he's any more prone to having parasites, even top breeders will have dragons that pick them up. Don't take a baby for a fecal test when they are not showing signs of ill health, wait until he's bigger + can handle any prescribed meds.

Re: Petco bearded dragons

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:08 pm
by Lexylexyy
AHBD wrote:Good job on the set up. :) And just because he's from Petco does not mean he's any more prone to having parasites, even top breeders will have dragons that pick them up. Don't take a baby for a fecal test when they are not showing signs of ill health, wait until he's bigger + can handle any prescribed meds.


Thank you so Much! I want to make sure the little guy is taken good care of 😭