Brand new to this! Any advice?

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Re: Brand new to this! Any advice?

Postby Nick1993 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:34 am

KarrieRee wrote:If you need to check on him just turn the light on and look-- I am sure he will be fine - he can go into his hide to get away from the glare of the TV- you can check your temp in the morning before you turn his lights on and that will give you the temp its been all nite - you dont need any type of light on at nite - they like it dark to sleep like us --
Karrie


Okay awesome! May be silly questions but i just want to be 100% sure, I already love my dragon and want the best for him/her. Also this morning was the first time I seen him go into his hide on the cool side once I turned on his lights ( Like he wasn't done sleeping yet )

I also placed an order from PetMountain and got the ReptiSun 30in T5 hood and had to get the ReptiSun 10.0 T5 bulb from amazon. Everything is on its way now! Super excited!
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Re: Brand new to this! Any advice?

Postby Nick1993 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:49 pm

Also my beardie started shedding a few days ago but only on his tail, is this normal? If you can tell in the picture, the bottom half of his tail still hasn't finished yet but the top half has. I have given him a bath since this started and mist him once a day. Is this something I should be worried about of let it go?

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Re: Brand new to this! Any advice?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:50 pm

That looks normal to me. The rest of the tail will probably break loose soon.
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Re: Brand new to this! Any advice?

Postby Nick1993 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:19 pm

CooperDragon wrote:That looks normal to me. The rest of the tail will probably break loose soon.


Okay, Thank You so much! You, Karrie, & Gormagon are awesome for helping!

One last question ( for now anyway lol )

Is this safe to use for cleaning the terrarium or would you recommend something else?
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Re: Brand new to this! Any advice?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:43 pm

Have never used it- I use vinegar/ water mixed w/ little more vinegar side in spray bottle- maybe someone else can answer
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Re: Brand new to this! Any advice?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:48 pm

Have never used it- I use vinegar/ water mixed w/ little more vinegar side in spray bottle- maybe someone else can answer
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Re: Brand new to this! Any advice?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:03 pm

It's probably safe but costs more than you need to spend. I also use vinegar mixed with some water for cleaning followed by some F10 disinfectant for sanitizing surfaces as needed.
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Re: Brand new to this! Any advice?

Postby Nick1993 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:48 pm

CooperDragon wrote:It's probably safe but costs more than you need to spend. I also use vinegar mixed with some water for cleaning followed by some F10 disinfectant for sanitizing surfaces as needed.


okay, good to know! thanks a bunch for the advice!
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Re: Brand new to this! Any advice?

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:53 pm

Here is the F10 concentrate. A little bottle of this will likely last years. Just mix it with water (small plastic syringe helps with this) at about a 1:250 ratio and spray it on surfaces you want to disinfect after cleaning. https://beanfarm.com/products/f10sc-veterinary-disinfectant-100-ml-3-4-oz?variant=24905406857
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Re: Brand new to this! Any advice?

Postby Nick1993 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:45 pm

If you guys could please go take a look at the new topic I posted “ how’s my setup “ to see the progress you all have helped me make. I’d love any input as to how it is now. Thanks a million times!!
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Re: Brand new to this! Any advice?

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