My beardie has a big stone slab for basking on. Ever since we put it in there he bites it. He's not biting bits off, but he looks like he's giving it a damn good try! You can hear his teeth grinding on the stone. Do they all do that? Could there be a reason for it?
Mine only does that to one stone. Of course, I removed it because I didn't want her getting hurt.
I think it might be because it has either 1) some fish scent leftover or 2) some leopard gecko scent.
Have you used the stone for anything else?
The stone is just a normal grey/beige kind of colour, when we brought it home we boiled it so it was totally clean - it was just found outdoors. I put some new stones in there yesterday from the beach (boiled as well) and he had a nibble of those but not as bad. His mouth seems ok though, when he started doing it I checked all over and inside to make sure he wasn't scratching himself. Should I take it out?
Miso is a big fan of "killing" anything that comes into her viv. She spent the first few days biting her basking rock to make sure it was dead, and then when we tiled her viv she spent a day trying to eat the floor... which is quite the sight to see!
She dropped it after a couple of days.
If it continues longer than about 5days/a week I would remove it.
Clapton is acclimating okay I think. He's quick as lightning so I'm not sure how much I should bring him out of his house yet. He's not at all interested in his salad though. I wonder if I should change what I'm giving him. Least he's eating his crickets.
Things to do:
Buy calcium powder
Material to raise surface for basking spot
Scenery decals for back of tank
Hi everyone, I have a question please. I have a thick branch I got from outside. It has been in freezing temperatures so I know that it is insect free. I took it off the ground and sat it up during a night we got down to 15 so the entire thing would freeze. Well tonight I put white vinegar all over it too cleanse it since it won't fit in my oven. Do I need to rinse with water tomorrow or is it fine left alone dried?