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What hide do you use?

Postby FlapJack16 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:32 pm

I don't feel like the hides that I have in my tank give my adult beardie quite enough coverage.
The black plastic hide box I have fits, but he doesn't go in because the doorway itself is too small.
With the half logs, it seems like his back legs and tail stick out.

I am not sure how hides work for a bearded dragon- ball pythons like to be as squeezed in as absolutely possible, so is it roughly the same for beardies?
Or are they more comfortable with a nice roomy hide with a big open door?
Or a big hide with a small(er) door, so they are more, you know, hidden?

Sometimes, as he is scratching at night to go to sleep, he ends up halfway under his couch or something, too.

Lemme know :)
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Re: What hide do you use?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:23 am

I use two hides in my tanks --- this one from pet smart it has a fleece blanket in it https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/habita ... gid=500116
and the the other two one is from dubiaroaches.com its a good size one and the other one I got from petsmart but they no longer carry it -- its a resin rock type and Hiccup loves it -- both mine scratch in them before they go to sleep -- I dont like the wood ones they are too hard to clean -
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Re: What hide do you use?

Postby FlapJack16 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:56 am

KarrieRee wrote:I use two hides in my tanks --- this one from pet smart it has a fleece blanket in it https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/habita ... gid=500116
and the the other two one is from dubiaroaches.com its a good size one and the other one I got from petsmart but they no longer carry it -- its a resin rock type and Hiccup loves it -- both mine scratch in them before they go to sleep -- I dont like the wood ones they are too hard to clean -


Hiccup is SUCH a cute name. :D
That one hide you have linked- is it big enough for a full size beardie?
Which hide from dubia roaches do you have?

The wood pieces are hard to clean sometimes- it can flake off on the top, for half-logs, which is kinda annoying.
When I clean my tanks, I clean everything w/ hot water and dawn (and rinse well), and every once in awhile put the wood pieces in the oven- not too often though. Both of my reptiles are clean when it comes to decor pieces, I usually just clean up supplements, veggies, and messes from his PVC mat- other than the fact that my BD seems to love to make messes on his fleece couch, which can be a pain sometimes :lol:
But everything else seems to stay spotless.
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Re: What hide do you use?

Postby ComicBookMama » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:15 am

I have the Petsmart one that Karrie has on the cool end, and on the warm end, a basking platform/cave from ZenHabitats - the Zen Corner Cave. It looks very similar to the Thrive cave, only it has a slate tile on top for basking. They also make a truly enormous one, the Zen Cave, but it wouldn't fit well in my tank with my other decor. My Figment loves both, and at 20" he fits both quite well.
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Re: What hide do you use?

Postby ComicBookMama » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:18 am

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Re: What hide do you use?

Postby FlapJack16 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:50 am



Thanks! I like the basking stone on top.
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