Bearded dragon getting under replicarpet?

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Bearded dragon getting under replicarpet?

Postby DanteChiacchia » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:11 pm

Hello!

For the past few days I’ve found my beardie somehow gets under his repticarpet. He usually looks like he’s trying to sleep, and I’m not sure how to prevent it.

It may be because he climbs up on the glass when I’m gone maybe? He has adenovirus so he may be accidentally pushing himself under, then get stuck. I also thought this could be due to the increase of temperatures going into summer. It’s getting to around 100 degrees F in his hot side, which I plan on decreasing alittle with a mount to raise his lights.

Any ideas how I could keep him on top of the repticarpet?
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Re: Bearded dragon getting under replicarpet?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:27 pm

Do you have a hide in his tank? You can replace the carpet w / textured non adhesive shelf liner from Home Depot Lowes -- its cheap and easy to clean and the insects can get under it --- clean w/ vinegar / water 50/50 in a spray bottle- you can then put a piece of fleece in his hide or some sort of soft cloth piece of clothing etc
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Re: Bearded dragon getting under replicarpet?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:44 am

He may want to burrow to sleep. That's a fairly common behavior. Sometimes a hide helps. Sometimes adding some small fleece blankets or scrap fleece strips helps in order to give them something to burrow in to sleep.
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Re: Bearded dragon getting under replicarpet?

Postby DanteChiacchia » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:48 am

KarrieRee wrote:Do you have a hide in his tank? You can replace the carpet w / textured non adhesive shelf liner from Home Depot Lowes -- its cheap and easy to clean and the insects can get under it --- clean w/ vinegar / water 50/50 in a spray bottle- you can then put a piece of fleece in his hide or some sort of soft cloth piece of clothing etc
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I’ve heard of this! Is there a specific texture that is used or is it just anything with texture?

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Re: Bearded dragon getting under replicarpet?

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:56 am

Nothing specific I have heard used -- you will haft to go look - just some sort of texture so he doesnt slip - give him traction - I have never looked at the shelf liner as I have ceramic tile in my tank - and its a slate texture to keep his nails trimmed down--
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