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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:23 pm 
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Just set up a viv for my fist beardie thanx to Shaz and Salad Dodger and named him dexter guessing its a male, feel a tad silly naming him Dexter if it turns out to be female! :oops: anyway heres a couple pics I'll add some more when i get my camera back



















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Hiyas
and lovely pictures SD said you was gonna post so i was looking out for you although i didnt have a clue who you was :P
His looking good and glad you was happy with him :D


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nice 1 m8
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she doesnt seem to bothered by the scorpion :lol: what substrate is that ???

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:26 am 
I suggest you change the pellet substrate (they look like alfalfa pellets for rabbits / torts set up, right?) to either papers or play sand ASAP as pellet substrate can cause impaction for lizards especially that age of the beardie.

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i liked that stuff in tank :oops: was gonna ask what so i could look out for it :|


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yeah me too but if it causes impaction :(

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I quite like the look of those pellets too but if they eat them suppose it's not good.

Brilliant set up altogether though mate, I'm really impressed with all the decorations you've given him.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:50 am 
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i liked that stuff in tank :oops: was gonna ask what so i could look out for it :|


Use that in your torts table, the torts munch on them and won't do any harm although some "experts / torts addicts" will tell you to get rid of them 'cos they add as wrong diet. :?


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its compressed grass is that a real problem? its what i was advised to use and told it doesnt matter if he ate some when he caught his food


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Hes lovely nice set up...you can call him Dixie if it turns out to be a girlie

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:16 pm 
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its compressed grass is that a real problem? its what i was advised to use and told it doesnt matter if he ate some when he caught his food


Yes there will be a big problem if he ate some. There are problems even with Beardies (other lizards) on calci sand. That substrate is a lot finer compare with alfalfa pellets. They are compressed and they can expand inside their stomach and not being digested properly. Do a search on the net, there are a lot of impaction pictures with reptiles eating bigger size of livefood, cannot digest the food and got impaction. (Think the Alfalfal pellets are even a lot harder and tougher than livefood bodies. :? ) It's better to avoid than be sorry. If you get told by the pet shops, then please re-think as pet shops do tend to give wrong information.

I can do a search for you later this evening when I have got time regarding the substrate problems.

edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impaction

Impaction occurs in reptiles when they consume something that they cannot digest. Common causes of impaction are rocks and sand which might be accidentally consumed when the reptile attacks its prey. Once the substance is ingested it will block the digestive tract and, if untreated, cause death.


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you know the size of these pellets are about an inch long and pretty wide it would be quite hard to accidentally swallow them. What would you suggest for a substrate then if this is a big no no?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:30 pm 
For all babies juvenilles lizards up to 6 months of age, lots of people just use paper (newspaper or kitchen roll) as substrate. If you want to have a nice display tank, use play sand, which you can fetch a big sack from any DIY shop or even Tesco. Lots of people use play sand as they are very fine and doesn't stick together, even if swallow, lizards usually can pass that out without problems. Do not get calci sand which you can get from most reptile shop as they stick together when wet, so that means it forms like little rock and can also cause impaction if accidentally eaten too much.

For some semi aquatic lizards you can use bark as they can create good humidity, but even though for semi aquatic baby lizards, you still cannot take that chance until they are at least 6 - 8 months old.

Impaction might not happen to your lizard, but it's better to do the precaution instead of being sorry as it can kill within a very short time. Even herp vets cannot help most of the time as the lizards usually are too poorly to be operated.

Hope this help.

PS Don't take it the wrong way that I am disagreed with the substrate you are using, I will tell anyone if they post on the board. :wink:


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ok fantastic, thanks for your advice as im new to keeping lizards any advice and information i can get is a help! Thanx again!


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I cant use them on my torts they would feel like they had wheels :roll:


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nice dragon m8 welcome to the bearded side,very nice looking tank setup too just need a change of substrate if you do see pics of impaction its not a pretty sight.if theres any doubts its better to be safe than sorry :thumb:

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the substrate i have down is called "repti turf" has anyone ever had any experiance with it before of heard of it? i'll be home this weekend to change it, was thinking of using reptile carpet has anyone ever has experiance with this or got any input on this please?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:34 pm 
I used Repti Turf for a couple of my tortoise tables, purly because those species of tortoises need more protein than other species. Torts can be very messy and they tend to press the pellets into powder and it always ended up very messy. So I have to clean the substrate out pretty often.

I have used Reptile Carpet for geckos / beardies / iggy and I ended up only having the carpet for the iggy bedroom floor only. As you probably know, lizards poo can be very smelly, so even after I cleaned the carpet up, the poo mark and the smell is still there. I have swapped carpet quite often until I gave up using them. But it was my choice as I don't like it because of the poo smell. But I am still using that for my iggy's bedroom floor as he doesn't poo in there. I heard quite a lot of people using the carpet though.

Other substrate you can use is floor tiles, i.e. ceramic tiles or vinyl tiles. They are pretty cheap to get from any DIY shops and lots of people I heard that highly recommend them. They are easier to clean.

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just thought i would say this lil one was hatched on 28th july :D will forget again if i dont post here :lol:


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nice 1 cheers, was gonna ask but kept forgetting. he's doing brill still our lass looks after him coz im away a lot and he's all in love with her and doesnt seem to like me any more :cry:


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Hes lovely nice set up...you can call him Dixie if it turns out to be a girlie


got another beardie off shaz but this one is a girl (i think) so we have called her dixie LOL cheers!!!


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got another beardie off shaz but this one is a girl (i think) so we have called her dixie LOL cheers!!!

& wheres the pics of the new set up then mr ? :shake:

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As SD says...pics or it didn't happen :wink:

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i was thinking when did i give you another beardie as this has just been posted :hmm:
i guess we are talking about Allah as it was known right :lol:
all them many moons ago and it gets a mention now :shake:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:59 pm 
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nice viv :thumb:

hard to believe jem could build summat like that eh ?


on a serious note though , where you get the teeny weeny tv ? :crazy:

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looks cracking and ait that just the best tv stand ever?
i think every home should have one like that :mrgreen:


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nice viv :thumb:

hard to believe jem could build summat like that eh ?


on a serious note though , where you get the teeny weeny tv ? :crazy:


teeny weeny??? its a 60" plasma u **$** !! so..... :shake:


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looks cracking and ain't that just the best TV stand ever?
i think every home should have one like that :mrgreen:


its not a stand its just a viv the TV is wall mounted so i had the viv custom made to go with the TV :D but yeah too right everyone should have one, its actually a lot bigger than the pics make it out to be :D


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Absolutely stunning viv, I love it :thumb:

Can I ask what substrate you have in there though?

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Absolutely stunning viv, I love it :thumb:

Can I ask what substrate you have in there though?


its compressed grass cant remember what its called now but its brill and despite what felix said, it DOESN'T cause impaction i've seen them eat some before now and they usually spit it out but when it gets wet it just turns to mush.


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hope u do good with him or her lol


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