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How to set up a Bearded Dragon Vivarium. Step by step guide to give your Bearded Dragons the perfect home.
In this video I demonstrate how to setup a bearded dragon cage
A female bearded dragon that are a year old or older will lay eggs even if not bred. A separate bin filled with substrate needs to be set up so that the female bearded dragon can lay her eggs. If not laid, the female bearded dragon will become egg-bound which will dramtically shorten the life span of the female bearded dragon.
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A bearded dragon will be stressed out when being relocated from one enclosure to another (or from one location to another). Thus, it is pertinent to attempt to minimize the relocation stress as much as possible. That may involve (i) handling the bearded dragon less often when it first arrive, (ii) covering the sides and back of your bearded dragon cage with white papers (if you are using glass terrarium tanks), (iii) placing the cage at waist level or higher, and (iv) adjusting the bearded dragon’s cage setup to suit the bearded dragon’s preference. Sometimes, limiting the presence of other household pets (i.e. dogs or cats) will also reduce the stress level too.
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Be careful with reptile carpet. Your bearded dragon might possibly get his nails caught in the carpet and he can become stuck or rip off a nail which can cause him to lose a lot of blood. If you're not going to set up a bioactive tank then use slate tile. It has the added bonus of helping to keep his nails trimmed and it's much easier to clean.If you are new to the bearded dragon world, setting up the terrarium for your new family member can seem like a daunting task. Bearded dragon terrarium set up is not that difficult if you follow a few simple steps.I just bought this baby bearded dragon a couple weeks ago. This is my first desert lizard so I figured I would make a video on my tank setup to see what everyone thought. I would like help if you see anything I need! ThanksIn this video I set-up my new Bearded Dragon enclosure. I demonstrate this with a unique eighty-five gallon tank. I got a great deal on it - only 75 dollars ( very cheap for its size ) It's helpful to buy a timer from your local Walmart, so that you don't have to worry about turning your Bearded Dragons' lights on and off every day. This can be done automatically, instead.
First, I use Zilla Desert Blend as my substrate. Because these lizards come from Australia, I try to mimic their natural habitat. They enjoy sand, and they'll often dig in it. However, impaction is a concern if the Bearded Dragon doesn't get the proper lighting and hydration. ( no worries if you keep them in good health)
It's important to provide a basking area and a cool side. More on lighting in this video:
Be sure to watch how often your Beardy is pooping. But, I haven't had any problems with impaction at all. It's a myth that these desert reptiles "can't handle" sand. It doesn't make any sense, because they are surrounded by this in the wild.
Anyway, if you want to use something other than sand or sand-like substrate, you can use shelf lining. It's best to use cabinet lining for hatchlings ( baby Bearded Dragons )- just to be on the safe side.
Another means of avoiding impaction is using a separate tank or container for feeding time. That way less sand is ingested (but they will be licking/smelling the sand in any case).
Again, with the proper lighting and hydration juvenile-Adult Beardies shouldn't suffer impaction due to the substrate.
Anyway, Bearded Dragons need room to roam in their tanks. So, be sure not to buy the taller tanks. Rather, look for aquariums/tanks with more width and length.