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I Bought a Bearded Dragon

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    Re: I Bought a Bearded Dragon

    Repti-suns is one of the number one brands! So is Arcadia! Lighting is such a pain to figure out at first, but after yoou understand the brands and what needs the animal's have, it's a breeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToriH View Post
    Vers, the perfect temps for a juvie Bearded Dragons is between 105-110. Moving up to a larger tank, and a smaller wattage would make the temp go down.
    Why not stick to what's been tested and true for Bearded Dragons? Mld and I both have healthy Bearded Dragons, and only pass on the advice that works for the species.
    And for an uro, why do you have the basking temps so low?! A uro needs at least 120-130f!
    Tori, I was just making a point that an mvb is not overkill for smaller tanks. What I would personally do for a smaller tank is add a low wattage mvb AND an additional heat source, be it a standard halogen or Ceramic Heat Emitter, and have it on a dimmer to control output/temps. In regards to uromastyx I'm well aware of proper husbandry. The mvb I used in that case was used along side a Ceramic Heat Emitter to provide proper temps. The 160 watt mvb put out around 110f on it's own. I hope that clarifies things
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    Oooh ok phew. I was so worried for your uro. The poor thing would have such a hard time digesting its food at a low temp.

    Opinions are great. lol. I'm still think it's overkill for a small tank, but if it works for you, go for it.
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    Re: I Bought a Bearded Dragon

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    i just started mixing her selection i give her carrots and mustard greens now also i didnt get repti glow because i heard it can cause damage to your Bearded Dragons eyes id get the repti sun 10.0 UVB and the one that is 24" long
    Jess, be very careful with mustard greens, they are very high in oxalates, giotrogens and vitamin c and a, all of which can be harmful in high quantities. Look out for curly endive and escarole instead.
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    oh and also you can go to walmart or a hardware store and get timers my basking light and UVB are on a 12 hr cycle they turn on at 7am and off at 7pm and my heat emitter stays on constantly which i explained why above haha

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    ive been told on all my caresheets and stuff that mustard greens are great for Bearded Dragons ? blah sometimes i hate reptile stuff i never know what is true and what isnt >.<

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    Re: I Bought a Bearded Dragon

    Quote Originally Posted by ToriH View Post
    Oooh ok phew. I was so worried for your uro. The poor thing would have such a hard time digesting its food at a low temp.

    Opinions are great. lol. I'm still think it's overkill for a small tank, but if it works for you, go for it.
    But the question is why do you think they are overkill? They are far better than UVB fluorescents in terms of UVB output in regards to enclosures with enough headroom.
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    I think they are great for both heat and uvb output.... On bigger tanks. If my tank, which is about 65 gallons, was bigger I would definitely go with a MVB. The few I've messed with in real life were hot and I would be worrying about burning my Bearded Dragon if I didn't get the height just perfect. Maybe I'm just a little paranoid
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    Jess, you can feed them mustard greens, but you need variety. They are high in goitrogens, but it won't hurt them unless you feed them a ton. One week do one green then switch it up the next.

    Here's a chart I follow Bearded Dragon Greens/Vegetables/Fruits and Treats
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    Re: I Bought a Bearded Dragon

    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica90 View Post
    ive been told on all my caresheets and stuff that mustard greens are great for Bearded Dragons ? blah sometimes i hate reptile stuff i never know what is true and what isnt >.<
    Regardless of what those care sheets say, they cannot argue with chemical content. It's known that giotrogens induce hypothyroidism, and depress thyroid function by interfering with absorption of iodine, which is needed in all reptiles. It's also high in oxalates, which bind and prevent proper absorption of calcium. Lastly, High vitamin c causes diarrhea. So in short, it's not the best food item for reptiles.
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