Hi Alaster- please read these articles - this is found under Resources there are more there- come back and post your questions then we can help you set up the tank - we have all kinds of info and websites to get feeders for your dragon which is a better option than buying from pet stores they are expensive --hi im alaster and pretty soon ill be getting my first bearded dragon (yayyy!!) I was just wondering if anyone had some tips for me that you wish you knew when you first started.
i already read it lolHi Alaster- please read these articles - this is found under Resources there are more there- come back and post your questions then we can help you set up the tank - we have all kinds of info and websites to get feeders for your dragon which is a better option than buying from pet stores they are expensive --
Written by Jeremiah "Podunk" Jaeger in June, 2003 Updated by Deb Buss in May, 2013 Introduction These gentle beasts are from Australia but are now readily available due to their willingness to breed in captivity. Bearded Dragons make a wonderful pet for both beginners and advanced reptile...www.beardeddragon.orgWritten by Jess on May 27, 2011 in the forums Article published January, 2014 Editor's Note: This article was first created by Jess at request of members. She did some great work pulling all the information together, which lended itself very well to being formatted into a formal article on the...www.beardeddragon.org
I wish I would have known more about lighting & the better UVB brands when I started keeping
When are you getting your dragon?
14" is too small- for a 40+ gallon you want a 24"- and is always recommended w/ a mvb-- a mega Ray is good but to me are over priced for what your getting - a good solid clear bright white basking bulb is a cheaper way to go - bulbs like flukers exoterra intense or a Arcadia halogenDitto.
Lighting is crucial
Always adding to my setup.
I was gonna ask Tracie or someone on here if I could us a MVB bulb with a 14 inch zoomed T5 Reptisun tube or if that would be too much UVB/UVA.
Nothing too big.
What do you guys think? Anyone experienced enough to answer?
Always learning here as always just like you guys.
Soon here I'll be getting my Beardie.
It's good to have everything setup beforehand I will say that...
But my baby is so small that I don't think he can eat even small roaches yet. Stuck with meal worms and what veggies he'll eat.Hi! The biggest surprise I had when I got my guy as a baby was just how much he ate and how crazy fast he grew. Make sure to have plenty of feeders - maybe think about starting a roach colony. Take lots of pics and enjoy every minute of your baby as a baby.