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Old 25-06-2009, 05:19 PM
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Hi, I'm new around here lol

I've been doing some reptile 'research' for a while now and I've decided that I want a bearded dragon - common I've read but a great starter too. Plus all them little spikes, they are too cute!

I've researced his habitat and what not, his diet and all the rest. The only thing I cant seem to find the answer to, or maybe get my head around is this...

At night, once I've turned his (I'm presuming I'll get a boy) lights off, what is the minimum temperature the vivarium can fall to? In winter our house gets really cold at night, dropping to below 15 celcius. I'm guessing that this would be too cold and I'd have to provide some overnight heating for the boy?

While I'm at it, I'm also not getting the humidity 'thing'. I've read that the humidity should be at around 60% - how do I achieve this. Is it just a combination of misting and lights or has a water bowl got anything to do with it as well?

Thanks in advance, for any advice
Hi, in the wild the temps can drop to freezing in the winter at night in the outback, he/she will be fine.

Do not spray your beardie, some will sugest spraying to give your chap a drink, but all you need is a small exo terra water bowl in the cool end of the viv.

As for the age, as one person has already said, if you get one that is older than a year, then there is a chance that it has been owned by one of the questionable experts above , this will mean that they will be in less than ideal condition, even a lot of pet shops haven't got a clue. I would get one at about 3~4 months, at this age it is possible to sex them, they will be past the most dangerous part of their lives, they are still cute, and they wont have been around long enough to have been abused...Too much

Good luck

Jay

P.S. I will P.M. you a setup guide.
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