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 Post subject: Bringing beardie home
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:29 pm 
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Hey all been trying to look to see if anyone else has mentioned this but can't find anything yet......I'm due to pick up baby beardie next weds and not sure what ill need to bring it home in?
Also while I'm thinking of it where is the best place to store the food?

Can't it to get the little beardie now, still nervous but it is going to be so loved!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:34 pm 
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i used a small cardboard box with vent holes and kitchen paper in the bottom
i put the box on the floor of the car with the heater on
to bring my baby home
and he was fine

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:50 pm 
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Thanks, yes that is a worry that it will get cold but ill put the heater on too.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:55 pm 
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it did get a bit hot for me
but it was just over 20 Min's or so till i got home but it was worth it

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:57 pm 
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The shop I got mine from they put it in a box with kitchen roll in the bottom and gave me a guarantee and a care sheet and a free box of food :lol: on their care sheet I had their tel no and any questions or proiblems I could ring them. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:08 pm 
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Thanks, I'm getting it from a local breeder, she has said she will give me her number for after care etc.

I'm not planning on buying a cricket tank yet but am thinking of it for the future but any ideas where to keep them before I get one of these cricket tanks?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:41 pm 
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I've only had my beardie 2.5 weeks and left his live food in the tubs they come in (clear plastic with air holes and egg box in. They get eaten way before they need to be moved to a holding box :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:13 pm 
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Yes didn't think of that lol guess they won't be around long!
How old is your beardie?
Mine will be nine weeks when I get him.

Thanks for all advice guys.x


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:39 pm 
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I rescued mine, he's about 18 months old :D
I do believe babies eat a lot more livefood than adults so yours should deffinately polish off the crickets faster than mine does (and that don't take long) :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:19 pm 
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Hi, as already said you can leave them in tubs but it is nice to feed them as what you feed them on feeds your Dragon so if you can try and dust a bit of veg and squash it in to the tubs, Crickets are best the small ones no bigger than gap between his/her eyes and they are quick :lol: they dont jump like locusts :lol: the best while they are small is buy a big plastic box with a lid and put holes in lid and round the top (i put vaseline around the top ) you can then buy bulk on line is best :lol: invest in some long tweezers as I wouldnt be without them. They need 3 feeds day whilst young and as many as they will eat in 10mins per feed ; take any uneaten out , and dust one feed a day with calcium :lol: any probs experts on here will reply quick. Also chop greens very small (remove stalks and thick viens on veg)and offer this daily as early as you can as it encourages them to eat veggies :lol: A little tip buy some little bags and with tweezers put about 10 at a time in a bag , then pop in fridge for 5mins take them out pop calcium in the bag and shake it round to coat the crickets then toss them in easier for her to catch them, when you get clever you can lift a piece of the carboard and shake them into a bag :lol: it gets easier as you get bigger crickets as they are easier to manage :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:13 pm 
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Thanks catmiska

I turned all the tank on the other day and a little worried, I have the stick on thermometers (which I think I'll change) and it read 111 but I think it was only cos the basking light was directly facing it so I'm concerned that the actual warm side of the tank isn't at the right temp? Any advice?

The nearer its getting to collecting my dragon the more worried I'm getting that the tank isn't going to be right.

Kel


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:14 pm 
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Oops sorry I missed the 'h' out of your name!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:38 pm 
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Simple solution - get digital thermometers and check the temps with the sender actually sitting on the basking spot :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:15 am 
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Ok so is it really the basking spot that needs to be hottest rather than the whole area of the hot side if that makes sense?
Ill look into getting a digital one today, thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Basking spot around 39~42C and with this the general area will then be mid 30's, with a cool side mid 20's.

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