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Old 10-02-2013, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by lawrieee View Post
To be honest, I am shocked that even when you were told all the dangers about impaction you still decided to keep them on sand. Myself personally have seen the dangers of it first hand with people that unfortunately don't know about the dangers, and keep them on sand, or woodchips - I recently saw a photo of a poor beardie who had gotten a piece of woodchip lodged in its throat and died a slow and painful death as it choked and suffocated to death. I would NEVER risk it because I just could not live with that on my conscience! Fair enough though if that's what you chose to do.

In my post i am pretty certain i didn't say that in their natural habitat they found kitchen paper or lino, I just said that in their natural habitat it was more a hardened clay than sand, and that bearded dragons in the wild do not live as long, alot of the time impaction by sand is a big cause of their deaths. You can say that if husbandry is kept on top of then they shouldn't be swallowing sand but how can you ensure that they wont eat some unless you are feeding them outside of their viv, and watching them 24/7? You also say that sand is safe for human babies to swallow - I'm sorry but why are you feeding your baby sand? I can understand toddlers coming into contact with sand (sandboxes and play areas, obviously) but babies? No. I would also take in to consideration that bearded dragons are a lot smaller than a human toddler, and have different digestive systems? But hey, you are entitled to your opinion! - Out of interest, why is it you no longer keep bearded dragons? You say "when i owned", I assume you did mean this as past tense? I find it interesting to know why you no longer have them or what happened to them?

I did not come on to this forum thread to have a personal argument with you, The woman asked a question and I put my best opinion based on experiences with them in - Just like every other person who has commented on this thread...
Think maybe what I said and you said was took slightly wrong I didn't mean for a argument I was just stating that in my opinion sand has never been of any harm to my beardies. N no I don't feed babies sand but as u said toddlers have a horrible habit of putting that kind of thing in there mouths, I no longer have my bearded dragons due to personal reasons that didnot involve the animal a such my yyoungest daughter was scared of them so felt it only fair on my daughter and my beardies for them to be rehomed.I don't know about woodchip as never used it. I'm sorry if my comment come across wrong did not mean for any nastyness
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