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Old 23-06-2009, 05:43 PM
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Hi, im looking to buy a bearded dragon in like a month, so i got some time to research. just wonering if anyone can give me like a list on what ill need and if possible pricing. Oh and any decent websites to purchase each equipment. And finally, ive been looking on loads of websites for vivariums sized 48x2x2 but their kinda too much, anyone know cheap pricing ??

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Old 23-06-2009, 05:49 PM
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This is my list of basic equipment for a beardie:

Hades Dragons UK - Equipment Checklist for a Bearded Dragon


As for cage prices, you could try speaking to some of the vivarium builders on here - keeping reptiles isn't exactly cheap though...
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Thanks for the help , i understand their kinda expensive to look after but my mum has sayd she's willing to spend alot of money to get the beardie a beutifal home
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how much Watt should i have in a 48" wooden viv?, ive seen starter kits offering 60W, yet ive seen others using higher Watts?, any ideas on how much watt for a basking lamp/light?
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60w it a decent starter but do your reasearch as beardies like it hot in basking areas, look around the forums and search for beardie setups etc.

people often list what they use so you get an idea, we had a 60w bulb that reached 110F so you should be ok
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Old 24-06-2009, 07:38 AM
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60w can reach the desired temps it all depends on size ov viv etc. I use 60-100 and have it on diming stat
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how much Watt should i have in a 48" wooden viv?, ive seen starter kits offering 60W, yet ive seen others using higher Watts?, any ideas on how much watt for a basking lamp/light?
Depends on your house / room you are going to keep it in

I started off with a 40w, then moved onto a 60w and finally settled on a 75w to give me the right temps.

On the other hand if i moved the viv to my spare room, i could probably get away with a 5w bulb, it's that warm in the room.

if you have a warm house, start with a 40w or 60w bulb.

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anyone know a place were i can get a dimming stat cheap? there like £40 on ebay
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That's a pretty standard price for a dimming stat...
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Thanks for the help , i understand their kinda expensive to look after but my mum has sayd she's willing to spend alot of money to get the beardie a beutifal home
Now, I note that you're Welsh and I'm liking meeting another "Cymro" online so please don't take this the wrong way...HOWEVER (Sorry!)...

WHY the haste??? I currently live in Thailand and have lizards in my bathroom/bedroom etc. - love seeing them but not tame. Know what I'm doing? (and a month is nothing - I intend reading and checking until at least September as I intend having NOOOOOO dead/unhappy/ill lizard because I got it wrong thanking ye very muchly!!!) I'm asking here and educating myself in my million questions. (THANKS ALL!!!)

You have all the time in the world to rush and make mistakes...the same time could be taken in trying to prevent mistakes...Just a thought...

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