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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:27 pm 
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Hi, please may i have peoples opinions on flooring for beardies? have been advised different substrates, firstly beech chips coarse grade and reptile shop went to today advised hebi bed which they have all their beardies on and guy said if ingested can be broken down as made up of wheat/straw?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:21 am 
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Depends on the age of your beardie but for babies really just kitchen paper until they're huning accurately. At that age either lino, rough tiles or (my preference) sandstone slabs mixed with play sand. Lay out the sandstone like crazy paving and then fill in with the sand providing a sand pit for digging and a nice slab under the spotlight for basking.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:52 am 
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Hi rick,

yea will be about 3 months old when i get him/her. Have heard about vinyl tiles non adhesive i take it? was literally thinking of getting few pieces of sandstone rock or slate to help with claws. doubt will go for full sandstone slabs as havent got a tile cutter lol do you mean one corner of the tank use rocks to make a pit and fill with sand for him to dig?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:35 pm 
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Until you see that he's catching his prey accurately just a bit of ordinary lino rolled out on the bottom will do. Once he's hunting well then as I said, some crazy paving type sandstone covering say 50% of the floor leaving some areas of sand that he can dig in and generally make a mess of. The sandstone will help keep his nails short and the and also helps exercise his feet (differing floor surfaces to walk on).

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:23 pm 
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thanks rick, have u got a pic of the crazy paving so have an idea of what it would like like in the tank? x


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Hi have a look at this section for some ideas viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1019

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:18 pm 
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I had kitchen floor (or bathroom will do) lino in my viv. I then had some upside down floor tiles and sandstone slabs in there to help with claws.

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