How do you tell if a beardie needs a bigger cage?

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How do you tell if a beardie needs a bigger cage?

Postby SANDSTORMtbeardie11 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:49 am

It's not really the time for Sandstorm to get a bigger cage yet, but he is slightly getting bigger and im trying to see when it is the right time to get a bigger cage for him. I'm not sure of his age yet, so i'm just wondering. I already now that you can tell when they glass surf, and can't turn around without bumping the sides, and he isn't doing any of that. But i just want to know more information.
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Re: How do you tell if a beardie needs a bigger cage?

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:59 am

Generally the more space you can provide the better. They tend to enjoy roaming around a large territory and if you have a larger enclosure, it makes it easier to create more options in terms of heat and UVB exposure. For example, in a very large enclosure you could have a high heat and high UVB area, and then another area with just high heat and low UVB, while still having areas that are cooler and areas without any UVB. These gradients are tougher to achieve with smaller enclosures.

At a minimum though, you want to provide them with enough space to climb at least a little bit, and enough space for them to lay flat without being near the sides and to be able to easily turn around.

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