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Old 12-07-2009, 12:40 AM
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I really want a beardie but i have six cats!Will i be able to keep a beardie or will the cats stress it.It would'nt be around the cats without supervision, but the trouble is i don't want it getting stressed if i for whatever reason am not there. Another problem is two of my cats are indoors. The only place i could (or am i allowed to put the vivarium in as my mum dosen't like "lizards") is my room, and when we have to have the doors open we have to put the cats in my room.Is this safe?Would i need to cover the viv if the cats where in the room so the beardie dosen't get stressed, or what. I must be making out my cats are terrorists.Their not just curious, except for the outdoor ones that wouldn't be in close proximity to him anyway. Any advice please would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:42 AM
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I have a beardie and I used to have a cat. I think as long as the cats can't actually get at the beardie (like inside the viv) then it should be ok
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:11 AM
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We have 3 cats and our baby bearded dragon doesn't seem fussed by them, although they never get very close and have only been in the room supervised. I would maybe try to make sure they can't get to him when you're not there and give the bearded some plants to hide behind, so he can still get his heat and UV but doens't have to be on full display if he doesn't want to.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:14 AM
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we have 5 cats and 4 beardies (5th beardie tonight hopefully). cats never try to get at the dragons, if one sits staring at the vivs then the dog growls lol
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:17 AM
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We have beardies,snakes and rats in our house and the cat isnt fussed by any of them in fact he like more scared of them than them of him.Not that the cat is left alone with any of then as that would be stupid
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:32 AM
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Also, you may discover that your mum starts to like your beardie in time....they really grow on people.

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Old 12-07-2009, 09:35 AM
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Also, you may discover that your mum starts to like your beardie in time....they really grow on people.

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very true, my missus hated the thought of lizards and now she holds them and gets them out herself
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:48 AM
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i got 3 cats and my beardies never been bothered by them they leave it alone when its in its viv but whenever i get it out i have to put the cats outside first as there a bit too playful when its out lol
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:31 PM
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Thanks guys, now i feel a lot better bring a beardie into my house.I'm still working on my mum.She will let me get one but i know she isn't too happy so i hope in time she won't mind having one I live in hope!
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Old 13-07-2009, 12:42 PM
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Hi hun I have 2 dogs my beardie just bobs at em and sits and looks at em, dogs soon bugger off cause they know he is the more dominant species. LOL. Dogs loose interest will sniff the glass and then lay down. Beardie not phased at all by them and vice versa.
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