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Old 21-03-2010, 02:00 PM
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Exclamation is this the basics of a viv?

Please egnore my rubbish attempt on paint lol, just want to make sure that this is everything i need. I know i have missed the thermometers off.
it will be a beardie in here btw


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Looks good mate, put a reflector on the uv tube (Zoo Med/Arcadia) and have a wide log angled up the back to allow the animal to get nice and close to the uv.

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Thats pretty much it!
Don't use bark for substrate though, heard that beardies sometimes eat it adn it clogs them up!
Probably best putting the slate under the basking area aswell as they can lay on it and soak the heat up then, and put the wood in the cooler end.
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you can use the shiny side of foil insted of a reflector
but the locusts eat it
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you can use the shiny side of foil insted of a reflector
but the locusts eat it
Hi,

It doesn't work, I've tried it, check my Hoggie viv build thread

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As above, dont use bark as a substrate for a beardie. And not sand for a young beardie... my adults are on playsand but they get fed in bowls and live food is hand fed so they aint hunting on it!
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As above, dont use bark as a substrate for a beardie. And not sand for a young beardie... my adults are on playsand but they get fed in bowls and live food is hand fed so they aint hunting on it!
the beardies i will be gettin are 3-4 months old, what substrate could i use apart from stuff like lino, paper towls or newspaper? i want somthing that looks good, or at that age is there not an option? thanks
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beardies!
are they both female?
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beardies!
are they both female?
I woudl ideally like more than 1, but i have heard so many different things like i need 1 male and 2 female. becuase if i get 1 male 1 female he will annoy her. 2 males will fight and somone said two female dont get on either. I am confused lol. Alot of people on ere house more than one beardie in a viv and they look ok. Can you shine some more light ont he situation please?

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It doesn't work, I've tried it, check my Hoggie viv build thread

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