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Discussion in 'Substrates/Bedding/Flooring' started by xzcarloszx, Apr 15, 2005.

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  1. jmherp

    jmherp Elite Member

    OMGosh here we go again, this topic just HAS to come up one a year doesnt it, lol. Our opinion though this topic is a great debate is once dragons improve thier aim enough to not miss thier prey items, sand is fine, we move our dragons to "washed play sand" when they hit 9" in length. We have never had any problems with this routine, and none of our dragons have ever suffered an impaction. Until they reach this size they are kept on paper towel.
     
  2. im_termite

    im_termite New Member

    Sand is not worth it

    I had a problem with impaction using sand. Why risk it??:confused:
     
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Exactly!
     
  4. Evie

    Evie New Member

    To be quite honest, I've heard a lot of bad things about sand, so I haven't bothered to use it, why risk an animals eating habits or worse, life on such an insignificant thing, I've used wood chippings (T-Rex of course) and have never ever had any problems, it looks nice too... just a thought and a suggestion..
     
  5. Tippmann357

    Tippmann357 Elite Member

    I used to have calcium sand for my old gecko but i dont know if it is good.
     
  6. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Calcium sand is actually the worst haha
     
  7. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Wood chips are as bad or worse then sand for a beardie. It is just as prone to being swallowed. And wood chips hold more moisture and will affect your humidity level.
     
  8. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    For a beardie the best substrate is the cheap stuff IMO: newspaper,shelf lining,paper towels, all safe and dont mess with humidity levels
     
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