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Old 16-07-2009, 09:13 AM
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I have recently acquired a 4ft x 2ft x 2ft wooden vivarium and i would like this to be a home for a bearded dragon.

I was wondering would this size vivarium be ok for a small bearded dragon aprrox 4-6 inchs in length?

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Old 16-07-2009, 10:58 AM
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a small bearded dragon can live in a smaller viv than a 4*2*2
however, it would be better to just put them straight into the 4 footer

beardies love as much space as you can give them, and a 4 foot viv is accepable for an adult beardie

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Old 16-07-2009, 10:59 AM
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the smallest you could get away with is a 2 foot viv, this wont last long though as beardies grow quickly!
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I've just put my young beardie in a 4'x18"x18" viv and he loves the space. I was worried about him catching his food but, hey, no probs there, not with his speed. Better than telly.
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Thanks guys this has put my mind at ease as from some care sheets i have read they seem to point in the direction that you need a smaller vivarium to start with and then you need to increase to a larger vivarium like the 1 have once they get bigger.

Thanks again Now i can start purchasing the decor lighting and heating for the beardie
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Old 16-07-2009, 11:18 AM
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Could just partition viv off and as it grows make it bigger and bigger
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Old 16-07-2009, 11:27 AM
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try the full 4 foot first,
there shouldnt be problems with catching food tbh
if there is then partition it off as just mentioned
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Old 16-07-2009, 11:36 AM
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Sounds like a plan. I will try at the full size and if needed I can partition the vivarium if there are any problem.

Thanks again you guys are great
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