Go Back   Reptile Forums > Help and Chat > Lizards



  #1 (permalink)  
Old 28-08-2008, 06:24 PM
Chriis's Avatar
Super Regular
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 169
Send a message via MSN to Chriis
Default Play Sand For Bearded Dragon

hey,

just wondering if play sand is ok for beardies.

i seen some sand in the the petstore "made for reptiles" but is it just the same as play sand?

its far cheaper for 15kg its only 2.49


theres a link to some wondering if tht would be ok?

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/part...text%3ESAND.htm
Jenn93 likes this.
__________________
1.0.0 BlizzarD Leopard Gecko
1.0.0 Bearded Dragon
0.2.0 Staffordshire Bull Terriers

Maybe 2 more female leos.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 28-08-2008, 06:37 PM
evilangel's Avatar
5 Star Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Doncaster, Yorkshire
Posts: 3,898
Reviews: 6
Default

i use play sand from argos for my adults but wouldn't use it for babys

ps tescos have/had it on offer the same stuff think it was 2 bags for £2.50
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 28-08-2008, 06:37 PM
Darwin's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 1,070
Default

Lots of people use it for their beardies....I tried it once myself...the drawbacks for me and Darwin were that he constantly got it up his nostrils and in his eyes. He took in mouthfuls of it when grabbing live food (and it sticks to washed greens, ends up in water bowl)...it stunk after a short while cos of the poo and uarates (find it much easier to clean poo when its done on newspaper. Sand looks nice tho...oh yeah the other thing about it that drove me nuts was that it was always getting in the door runners and made a horrid scrapy noise every time I opened the glass...GRRRRR!!

sarah x
__________________


1.0.0 Crestie...Fudge
0.0.2 baby Cresties...Honey and Mango
0.1.0 Leopard gecko Kara
1.0.0 Beardie (just baby sitting) Spike
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 28-08-2008, 06:55 PM
Sambee's Avatar
Premier Citizen
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ashford, Middlesex
Posts: 2,401
Default

Its not advised to house beardies on loose substrates as they can get impacted and become very ill, in most cases resulting in death.

You're better off using newspaper, kitchen roll, rough tiles, lino or reptile carpet (I use reptile carpet - it's machine washable so you can use it again and again, it keeps warmth well and looks nice)
__________________
4 yr old male bearded dragon for sale - PM me for info or look at my post in classified section
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 28-08-2008, 07:16 PM
bampoisongirl's Avatar
RFUK Business Membership
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Fife, Scotland
Posts: 10,270
Default

sorry to jump the thread but is playsand ok for Ackies too? xx
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 28-08-2008, 07:17 PM
Triangulum's Avatar
Gold Star Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 5,282
Reviews: 3
Default

I Have It For My Bearded Dragons. Very Unlikely Risk Of Impaction, As I Feed Outside Of The Vivarium, The Same With Vedge Etc.
__________________
Everything Lampropeltis Triangulum
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 28-08-2008, 08:53 PM
evilangel's Avatar
5 Star Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Doncaster, Yorkshire
Posts: 3,898
Reviews: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bampoisongirl View Post
sorry to jump the thread but is playsand ok for Ackies too? xx
we tried it for a week with ours the viv looked like it had been snowing all the time as she ran though her water and flicked wet sand everywhere she made a right mess wouldn';t use it again for her lol
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 28-08-2008, 08:54 PM
evilangel's Avatar
5 Star Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Doncaster, Yorkshire
Posts: 3,898
Reviews: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meltos View Post
I Have It For My Bearded Dragons. Very Unlikely Risk Of Impaction, As I Feed Outside Of The Vivarium, The Same With Vedge Etc.

i put my feed bowls on a slab so the food don't go near the sand
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 28-08-2008, 09:01 PM
cazzie's Avatar
Premier Citizen
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: west midlands, walsall
Posts: 2,155
Default

For babies ideally not

Though for adults, you can, i would have one half sand one half lino or something, just because it gives them a place to work the nails down And a nice place to put veggies and stuff, And if you pull the legs of crickets/locusts, a good feeding spot as well, but a few people just take their beardies out to feed.
__________________
Blah
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 28-08-2008, 09:04 PM
Triangulum's Avatar
Gold Star Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 5,282
Reviews: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by evilangel View Post
i put my feed bowls on a slab so the food don't go near the sand
Yeah, That Works Also. I Just Eliminate The Hole Risk Altogether, im Not Saying Your Doing It Wrong Mate
__________________
Everything Lampropeltis Triangulum
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CALCI-SAND for bearded dragon rainbowbrite Lizards 35 07-05-2011 07:04 PM
Sand for bearded dragon Skyespirit86 Lizards 19 06-12-2009 01:49 PM
help with sand and food bearded dragon kaci_lee Lizards 4 27-01-2009 10:01 AM
Bearded dragon vs sand goara Lizards 17 25-10-2008 12:09 PM
can you use play sand dragon darren4x4 Lizards 13 19-11-2007 01:34 PM


Help For Heros

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:20 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright © 2005 - 2011, Reptile Forums (RFUK™)
Privacy Policy