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    New rescue Quetzal. About 4 year old male beardie with some issues

    I've been thinking of getting a new rescue beardie for awhile. This guy has been in the Snake Discovery adoption island for something like 3 months? That was after his quarantine too. Something about him just called to me. He can be Quetzalcóatl but Quetzal works good too The history we have...
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    What do we know about antioxidants and beardies?

    What prompted this is I will be going to my annual vet check up with Devlyn on Feb 14th, the most romantic thing to do of course, and I thought about seeing if my vet had any insight into beardies and antioxidants. Of course fresh greens, veggies, and fruits have antioxidants which probably can...
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    Brumating beardie and mice in the house. How worried should I be?

    This isn't about brumation directly. My girl brumates herself fine. Unfortunately a few weeks ago in October my beloved kitty passed away of old age. She always did her job and kept the house rodent free. It's very clear the wild mice from outside have found their old ways into the house and...
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    Increased CPK compared to past, after purposely reduce Calci

    Recent blood test for Devlyn! Our big goal this year was to lower her calcium blood level. Because while it was overall okay it kept going up & up. Which would be bad. My vet hypothesized if Devlyn is making eggs she was resorbing the materials. She is 2 years and 11 months old. Has never laid...
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    Made some dragon safe banana pancakes, sharing the results

    Devlyn ate 1. Exactly one roughly dollar coin size banana pancake. I'll call that a success. I used organic everything, including extra virgin olive oil for the cooking. 1 medium banana (aka dessert banana) worked out to a perfect 100 grams. For less sugar plantain banana would be better, but...
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    Rare banana treat ?
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    3 years of blood work results, slightly high calcium this ti

    Apparently I've been too heavy with the calcium dusting. Or maybe this is the first step in Devlyn making eggs? She woke from brumation Jan 10th after sleeping 119 days, my brumation champion. She is now 2.5 years old. Old enough to make eggs, but she never has been gravid before. Vet did not...
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    Salmonella - How can I prevent exposing my dragon?

    Hey everyone. I was diagnosed with salmonella on 12/28/20. Symptoms started 12/25/20. I definitely did not get this from my beardie. She is still brumating! I want to prevent her from contracting my illness. I have latex gloves I can use. She will wake from brumation very soon. Which means I...
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    New green anole sisters, so adorable

    Yo! Someone in our local herp community accidentally had green anole babies. I got 2 of them. I traded the green anoles for about 150 dubia roaches. They came with a little enclosure they are living in right now. I got a 100 watt CHE heat bulb and T8 5.0 bulb by Zoo med. I've read conflicting...
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    Arcadia 14% for a large enclosure question

    Hi all I have read through the guide directly from Arcadia https://www.arcadiareptile.com/lighting/full-sun-baskers/ that shows this strong bulb should be about 18-24" inches from basking site. Is 48" to the ground still okay for the 14% T5 with reflector? I don't have a UVB reading meter and...
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    I'm fostering a beardie named Frank!

    Hello crew! I decided to help out a small business rescue in the area by taking in a beardie named Frank. Hopefully this can be a repeat thing I can do for them. Frank is a 6 year old man. Part of his backstory was that he was in someone's breeding program. He had a 40 gallon tank with very...
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    The much belated 1st year of costs of my BD, $1408.33 USD

    The much belated 1st year of costs with my bearded dragon $1,408.33 USD Feb 2019 to Jan 2020 $1408.33 USD Worth it. I was not planning on making up a list like this, but I had been keeping receipts in a binder. Grocery store foods I had to make some guesses at costs, otherwise everything is...
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    Has anyone used rabbit alfalfa pellets for dubia roaches?

    While I still have an enormous amount of Quaker oats I keep in their bin at all times, and the roaches get some vegetable scraps and/or fruit every day I still want to offer them nutritional feed. I had bought InsectFuel by Arcadia to add to the Quaker oats. Since it is alfalfa based and...
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    My cat developed an allergy to my dubia roaches

    If you are asking if cats can even get allergies. Yes, unfortunately they can. One of the perks of being a mammal. Depending on the allergy you mostly want to prevent exposure. I know a cat allergic to mosquitoes. Needs medicated cream whenever that poor kitty breaks out in hives from any...
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    Perks of a feline neighbor, catches the roach that got away

    My beardie Devlyn misses her roaches sometimes. Those fast critters escape me sometimes too when I take them out after Devlyn misses. None have ever escaped kitty Greysie. Greysie found this roach 18 hours after me and Devlyn failed. She pinned it with her paws, then I could grab it and put...
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    New info 3/02/20 odd colored scales resolved

    See pic above Scales appeared 2/01. From 2/02-2/10 used SSD cream twice daily. Betadine once daily from 2/03 to 2/18. Keep area clean and dry. One bath on 3/01 because I could see her scales were ready to shed. Fresh scales underneath have no visible issue. The rest of her head still needs to...
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    Successful mini experiment with dubia and pumpkin innards

    If this is a known thing and I am the one out of the loop, then I'm sorry for the redundancy. However, I have never seen anyone advise or share their experience using pumpkin innards as feed for the roaches. I imagine this would work well with any gourd. Usually I toss the innards outside, this...
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    Rehydrating after waking from brumating

    [Edit 1/08/20 - Vet thinks between 2-3 weeks is acceptable before any poop or urate waking from brumating. Unless there signs something was wrong it's okay to wait and reassess. My water efforts are good unless she goes 3 weeks without poop/urate or there were symptoms of a problem] Edit #2 on...
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    Update -Woke up finally from brumating

    EDIT - On 1/04/2020 she woke up! No need for my crazy plans. Right now I am slowly getting her back on feed and encouraging drinking water. She is very reluctant to drink water. I probably need to get a waterfall. For instance this morning (1/06) I was able to convince Devlyn to open her mouth...
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    my Dubia colony loves oatmeal more than their roach chow

    Why did I even buy all this special roach chow when they love the dry oatmeal so much! I got the oatmeal for keeping some superworms around. Then a few weeks ago I gave the roaches some. They can't get enough. They eat this faster than the normal roach chows I have for them. It is probably...
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