Advice for after unboxing dragon

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Advice for after unboxing dragon

Postby VioletEclair » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:57 pm

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I’ll be receiving his little guy in the mail on Tuesday, got him from Dachiu Bearded Dragons! I still haven’t chosen a name yet!
My question is, any advice on how I can make him more comfortable after unboxing? I know he will be stressed out when he arrives, wanted to see if anyone does anything special for when they get their dragons shipped/when they bring them home. Also, how long should I wait to begin handling him? I read on here it’s best to start that early but idk the timeline. All advice welcome :)
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Re: Advice for after unboxing dragon

Postby Drache613 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:43 pm

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Re: Advice for after unboxing dragon

Postby AHBD » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:03 pm

Hi there, open the box slowly + give him a minute for his eyes to adjust to the light before you lift the container out of the actual shipping box. Then just put him in his new set up. He should settle in pretty quickly, after he warms up for an hour offer a few small insects. Don't let him stuff himself the first day but do offer a small-medium meal.
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Postby HerpGirl » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:39 pm

I gave mine a treat, which she took. But be upset if he doesn't eat it. Yes, he will be stressed when he arrives. Be sure to leave him alone for 2-3 days, as hard as it is. Do you have the tank set up? If so, Can you post a pic? Good luck!
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Re: Advice for after unboxing dragon

Postby Drache613 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:11 pm

Hello,

The tips provided were excellent. He will be fine, just go slowly with him & he should adjust
pretty quickly to his new home.

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Re: Advice for after unboxing dragon

Postby VioletEclair » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:03 pm

Thank you everyone for the advice! I’m so excited! Here is my setup

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Re: Advice for after unboxing dragon

Postby HerpGirl » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:12 pm

Tank looks great! Good Luck! :blob5:
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