Just not sure what to do

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Just not sure what to do

Postby monster4567 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:00 pm

I have about a 6 month old beardie, and I have to go on a family camping trip with no one to take care of him. All of my neighbors are elderly and just not fans of lizards. Now with the COVID-19 virus, I don't have anyone to really come since my whole state is on a shelter in place order (still have to go camping though). Is it possible for me to just leave a lot of food for him and put a bunch of crickets in there or what... Also, my lights are on a timer s no worries about that.
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Re: Just not sure what to do

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:08 pm

No crickets will bite your dragon and can cause an infection ------- the lights are fine but feeding is going to be an issue especially w/ him being so young ---- I would call a Rescue center see if they can take are of him or maybe advertise on your local vets board for babysitting him --- but you cannot go off and leave him - how long are you going to be gone? I did not think camping places were even open now
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Re: Just not sure what to do

Postby monster4567 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:26 pm

Probably no longer than 2 1/2 days. Also where we go camping is still open, it's way back in the woods.
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Re: Just not sure what to do

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:28 pm

Some others on here might have some ideas for you on how to feed
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Re: Just not sure what to do

Postby Wickedpogana » Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:21 pm

Have your lights on a timer so they automatically shut off and on as for veggies if u leave a bunch in there they will go bad and will attract fruit flys which they can eat but you dont want to have something wild give your baby a parasite it also raises humidity when left in the tank as for my set up i have a bio with isopods and dubias in the enclosure so if i left for a few days no way he would hunt them all . Carrots can last longer then most greens same as bell pepper not the best veggies but an option if he eats those . I wouldnt leave a water bowl in there as he might poop in it. I have live plants in mine so if i where to leave she would have vegitation and insects. i Say buy a few live plants and you can leave them in the pot they came in. How long will you be gone? That matters alot a bulb could burn out or anything . Their will be a ton of poop unpicked up Thats why in my opinion bio is best the cleaner crew cleans up poop and shes and still has bugs and plants to endulge in
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Re: Just not sure what to do

Postby Claudiusx » Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:42 pm

2 and a half days really isn't that bad. Keep your lights on a timer, give him a good meal before you leave, and leave him a large salad. If you have an escape proof dish, you can fill it with some worms too. But he will likely just gorge himself on it the first day lol.

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