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Old 01-08-2005, 10:17 AM
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Default Newbie in need of some advice (bearded dragon)

Firtsly hi to you all this is my first post, I am looking for some advice on bearded dragons and setting up a viv for it, I am fairly new to reptile keeping I have only ever kept a Leopard Geko a few years ago now. I would like to know where there are some recomended shops in west mids I live near Birmingham (south of birmingham), I have been to a couple of shops and one of them quoted me £280 for a complete setup inc the dragon is this a fair price ? any advice would be gratefully appreciated.
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Old 01-08-2005, 01:37 PM
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Hello and welcome,

Im not too sure really but i've seen beardies for around £50 each. Josh is selling two 9 month old ones with full setup (everything included) for £200.

I want them but im not sure i have the space to keep them i'll keep trying, but you are welcome to ask him yourself.

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Old 03-08-2005, 12:59 AM
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Hi I live in Worcestershire which is about 25mins or so from south Birmingham , i have owned Bearded dragons for 5 yrs now i have 3 in all 2 males and 1 female I bought mine from my local reptile shop , they go from £45 for babies and upto £150 or so for adults. I would recomend building your own viv it's more cost affected and you can make it to match the same effect wood as your living room furniture lol ( or what ever room your beardies would live in ) and buy your beardie or beardies after you have set up the viv. You can set your viv up a few days before then to make sure u get all the temps and so on to the right levels(Bearded dragons require hot temperature and require a basking site with temperatures of 90-100F. The ambient air temperature should be 80-84ºF. A night time temperature drop to 65-75ºF is ideal. Due to its diurnal desert environment a strong (5.0 – 8.0) UV emitting lamp must be used for a period of 12-14 hours a day & changed ever six moths.) I would also recomend u have a look for a reptile shop in birmingham, closest as possible , better for the beardie to travel for the smallest amount of time possible especally if it is a baby you buy . Not sure how close it would be for you but I found this link for you Tips when buying , always buy the fatest , happest looking 1 lol , Don't buy any that look really thin or the runt of the lot even if he looks so small and cute , that one will probabily die in a day or so especially if there are 10 or more babie beardies together in 1 tank as there would be fights over the food. Male bearded dragons are highly territorial and two males should never be housed together.
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