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Old 29-08-2009, 11:06 AM
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Hi All

After a months worth of research and waiting we finally got our beardie yesterday. Just something we are unsure about:

Where is the best place to put the HabiStat sensor? I have placed it in the middle on the floor, facing towards the "hot side". I also find that when the temperature gets about 38 degrees on one side, it is about 31 degrees on the cold end?

Also, we have "piled" up the sand under the basking light and placed a small log on top...but I am not too sure if that is close enough? How close approx should he be to the spotlight?

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Old 29-08-2009, 06:21 PM
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Put the probe in the cool end set to around 84f. Put a digital thermometer probe under the basking spot to check if its reaching 110-115f. If it is lower, move the basking spot higher or turn the Habistat up a few farenheit.

You mention that your beardie is on sand, how old is it? Do you know the risks of impaction? I'm not going to rant, I just want to make sure you're aware of the risks lol.

If not, do a Google search on 'bearded dragon impaction'.

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Old 29-08-2009, 07:50 PM
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I prefer to use a large, flat rock to put under the heat bulb for basking.
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He is 12 weeks old...we were advised where we got him from that playsand would be ok for him and that it didn't cause impaction...Im not too sure now, but to be safe, we took the sand out and replaced it with toilet paper
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Old 30-08-2009, 07:39 AM
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He is 12 weeks old...we were advised where we got him from that playsand would be ok for him and that it didn't cause impaction...Im not too sure now, but to be safe, we took the sand out and replaced it with toilet paper
Good to see someone who's obviously got the best interests of their beardies at heart!

I have used newspaper as substrate, but to make it look good without sand , I find lino with flat slate tiles to be ideal beardie habitat!
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Old 30-08-2009, 08:09 AM
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We use bed roll for your youngsters its what Dr's & Hospitals use in the casualty departments
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