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I Bought a Bearded Dragon

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    Re: I Bought a Bearded Dragon

    Congratulations on your new Bearded Dragon! Like previously mentioned, I wish it was more planned out though.

    Not sure of the age, definitely a hatchling;

    Hatchlings (up to 5 months of age) require mostly protein 80% protein to 20% greens, because they are growing that they do in the first months.
    Juveniles (5-18 months of age require 50% protein to 50% greens. And adults (18 months and older) require 20% protein to 80% greens. So their requirements change as they age. Temperatures are also very important for proper digestion of their food. one side of the enclosure should be the hot side and the opposite side should be the cool side. You should provide a hide on each side, water should always be available even though they will get the majority of their water from their food. They should have a basking spot of a temperature of 105-110 degrees on the hot side, ambient temperatures of 85-95 degrees, and cool side between 75-85 degrees, nigh time temperature can go down to 75 degrees. The best way to measure the temperatures is with a digital thermometer with a probe, the probe can be placed anywhere you want to know the temp, it's always a good idea to know the basking temperature so by placing the probe of the thermometer directly on the basking spot will ensure that you know those temperatures you'll want them to be between 100-110 degrees. UVB is also very important, it provides vitamin D and is needed for the absorption of calcium.

    Here is the sites caresheet, great information to always have at hand.
    Bearded Dragon Caresheet (Pogona vitticeps)
    And here is the diet, remember that the staples are the most important part of the green part of the diet. I would print this off and keep it close at hand.
    Feeding Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps)
    Any other questions don't hesitate to ask.
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    Yah, but a little kid was about to buy it, who had no knowledge, I've read books on them, have diet charts and the housing., id say that I was right to buy it

    Yepp!! I have all of that, just need a UVB tube? And a little more stuff in his tank!
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    Re: I Bought a Bearded Dragon

    Do you know how much a hatchling and juvenile eat in a month? A lot, I would suggest ordering your crickets on line, it's way cheaper. They will go through about 1000 crickets every 3 weeks, they should be fed several times a day as much as they will eat. They do most of their growing in the first 9 months of age.
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    Re: I Bought a Bearded Dragon

    Yah! I probably will! Do I feed it so he can't eat anymore
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    Re: I Bought a Bearded Dragon

    If you already have a UVB emitting bulb, why do you want a UVB tube?
    I think the enclosure setup is pretty bad, too much open space, that small thing under the light is not suitable at all, and there should be several nice tight hiding places throughout the tank.
    If you did some research, why don`t you even know how much to feed?

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    Re: I Bought a Bearded Dragon

    Dude, I wont even answer you, so negitive
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    Re: I Bought a Bearded Dragon

    Quote Originally Posted by bradyloach View Post
    Dude, I wont even answer you, so negitive
    If anyone asks you why you need another UVB tube, or suggests you need more hides you won`t answer? I`m asking questions in order to make suggestions that will help you help the animal you impulse bought! Do you expect a pat on the back?

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    Re: I Bought a Bearded Dragon

    Just straight up, your rude. It Wasent inpulse. Ive done research on them I wanted a bearded dragon before a sav. I love them both and I will take care of them! And I have diet charts. Care sheets I just wanted someone that has experiance share some of theres with me. That's all! I know it's not the best, I will buy stuff for him. But not now not next week. In a couple weeks. He's happier then at the pet store, has a better diet and is doing well. So if you have anything negative to say please stop typing and throw your ideas in the garbage because I dont want to hear it I do listen to advice almost all the time but not if it's rude
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    Re: I Bought a Bearded Dragon

    Quote Originally Posted by bradyloach View Post
    Yah! I probably will! Do I feed it so he can't eat anymore
    Yes, feed him until he stops eating

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    Re: I Bought a Bearded Dragon

    That I will do! Thank you
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