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 Post subject: Young Beardies
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:08 pm 
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Well, a bit gutted today. We can't get our beardie until the beginning of Nov and the one we had our heart set on was sold this morning. He was 8 months old and all my reading up has been done on the basis he would have been 10 month old when we brought him home. That said it is now looking like we will need to start out with a much younger beardie which has made me a little twitchy. I understand they are relentless eaters and that I will have to use newspaper instead of sand for substrate for now but is there anything else I should know. For example the 8 month old loved to be handled, can we expect the same from young one (to give you and idea they are currently approx 6 inch in length). Is handling a rapport we have to build up or do they just like it anyway?

Any advice greatly appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Young Beardies
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:29 pm 
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when i got MR.GARRY he was 11 weeks old.i let him settal in for two days.then started picking him up a bit at a time and now he just love being picked up. now he sits on my hand and arm and watch tv with me.

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 Post subject: Re: Young Beardies
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:53 pm 
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From what I observed the young ones were fast little movers compared the older one. Are they tricky to keep hold of i.e do they try and bolt off?


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 Post subject: Re: Young Beardies
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:56 pm 
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MR GARRY have never tried to bolt.even on the first day i picked him up

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 Post subject: Re: Young Beardies
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:57 pm 
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Thats a shame :(
Have you looked around for an older beardie? Pre-loved normally has lots of beardies looking for new homes!
But to answer your question, yes little ones do need feeding more, babies 3 times a day reducing to 2 feeds after a few months. And yes they do eat a lot :wink:
Kitchen roll can be used or you can use tiles/ sandstone or even lino and then change it as they get older if you wish too.
Handling comes with them getting used to you and you with them, even an older beardie can be unsure about being handled :D

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 Post subject: Re: Young Beardies
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:00 pm 
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you could try
http://www.reptiletrader.co.uk/
and look for one in your area

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 Post subject: Re: Young Beardies
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:00 pm 
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Gutted for you that you can't get the one you want. We've had ours 4 days (about 9-10 weeks old) and he's a little character that seems to find great comfort in being held and stroked.

The feeding routine if you've got someone in the house is easy.... We feed in seperate housing to collect left over crickets and my 3 year old enjoys putting them back in the tub after.


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 Post subject: Re: Young Beardies
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:22 pm 
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I work from home so will be tasked with feeding duties :lol:

I guess I am both excited and nervous about a younger beardie but I am sure it will turn out to be a great experience :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Young Beardies
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:18 pm 
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Or Gumtree :lol: I get sad when I see them :lol: But my sister got one £60 for dragon Vivarium and all bits and bobs lighting etc :lol: She just tweaked a few things after looking at this great site :lol:

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