Originally Posted by bluemoon1502
Thanks Bradley, yes i have been misting him once a day with about 4 squirts of water whilst still inside his viv.. I dont have a water dish in their though so i figured that doing this (or 3-4 times a day when he's shedding) would create very little humidity (about the same amount as having a water dish perminently in with him would create) Taking him out to mist him would of been stressful for him when i wasnt handling him but now i can hold him i will get him out when I mist him in future. How would you reccomend I hydrate my next beardie (when i get him/her) for the first week or 2 while he/she gets used to their surroundings? It just goes to show that i have been reading up on beardies for years before getting one so then i can provide the best care and I can still get something wrong
Don't be hard on yourself matey everyone learns all the time that's what this forum is about, evolving us as keepers (and showing off our reps lol) there's a lot of conflicting stuff out there
I dont bathe or mist my beardies, as they don't need water to shed in 99.9% of cases, they will get all the hydration they need out of livefood and there fresh veg/fruit/salad ( I spray this before it goes in the viv for extra water) I just let them sort their own shed out, obv if your Beardie is very de hydrated use blue poweraid yep that's right blue poweraid 10% and 90% water it full of electrolytes which is very hydrating.
As I say this works for me but never must inside a viv humidity can cause RIs and other health problems. This works for me.
Originally Posted by Kumala
How did you start with the handling. Ours is still skittish (1 week at home) and even flinches if you move in front of the tank too quickly. He will let you move around in his tank but if you get too close he will move away. Thanks
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Ok after he settled in usually a week slow movements and buy some wax worms (this is the ONLY time I condone hand feeding) place one on your hand and hell come running beardies LOVE Waxworm like kids with sweets, then move the worm further up your are, you will become associated with food and they love food, remember your a big predictor to him you both need to establish trust,
The problem with hand feeding is a beardie is clever and lazy once the know they don't have to hunt their prey they won't because they know you will hand feed them,