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Old 21-11-2012, 12:20 AM
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I've been in the same situation although I kind of knew they'd need splitting when I rehomed them but you're right it isn't nice. If it makes you feel any better I don't regret it in the slightest as I look at my boy now and he seems so healthy and happy. I also happened to meet the women I rehomed the female to today (which was a surprise!), the beardy is doing great so that's nice to hear.
It's not nice! seems as i've just moved them in my self! Like I said, this will be his final home now! i don't want him moved again it's not worth the stress!!

Hopefully someone will love him as much as i do
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Old 22-11-2012, 11:15 AM
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You'll definitely need to split them up. You could cause the female a lot of damage if the male harasses her with continious mating, not to mention there's a risk of her being egg-bound. The world doesn't need anymore beardie babies right now, rescues and even shops are giving them away for free/ a few quid, because they're currently so overbred. Bearded Dragons are solitary animals, all keeping them together will achieve is two lizards fighting over food/the best basking spot, they don't have the ability to be "lonely" and will thrive on their own. If you can't afford the upkeep of two vivariums or the space, give one away to a good home. The tail could be one of two things, either an injury as a result of a fight (look up on youtube why Beardies shouldn't be kept together and there's some interesting, if not graphic, videos to explain how dangerous it can be) or perhaps even MBD. For ONE Beardie a 4x2x2 is the absolute bare minimum. I'd avoid sand and go for a substrate that isn't "loose", I use slate for mine and it's easy to keep clean and I don't have to worry about my girl swallowing something she shouldn't!
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Old 22-11-2012, 12:09 PM
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You'll definitely need to split them up. You could cause the female a lot of damage if the male harasses her with continious mating, not to mention there's a risk of her being egg-bound. The world doesn't need anymore beardie babies right now, rescues and even shops are giving them away for free/ a few quid, because they're currently so overbred. Bearded Dragons are solitary animals, all keeping them together will achieve is two lizards fighting over food/the best basking spot, they don't have the ability to be "lonely" and will thrive on their own. If you can't afford the upkeep of two vivariums or the space, give one away to a good home. The tail could be one of two things, either an injury as a result of a fight (look up on youtube why Beardies shouldn't be kept together and there's some interesting, if not graphic, videos to explain how dangerous it can be) or perhaps even MBD. For ONE Beardie a 4x2x2 is the absolute bare minimum. I'd avoid sand and go for a substrate that isn't "loose", I use slate for mine and it's easy to keep clean and I don't have to worry about my girl swallowing something she shouldn't!
He's already put the male up for rehoming
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Old 22-11-2012, 12:11 PM
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You'll definitely need to split them up. You could cause the female a lot of damage if the male harasses her with continious mating, not to mention there's a risk of her being egg-bound. The world doesn't need anymore beardie babies right now, rescues and even shops are giving them away for free/ a few quid, because they're currently so overbred. Bearded Dragons are solitary animals, all keeping them together will achieve is two lizards fighting over food/the best basking spot, they don't have the ability to be "lonely" and will thrive on their own. If you can't afford the upkeep of two vivariums or the space, give one away to a good home. The tail could be one of two things, either an injury as a result of a fight (look up on youtube why Beardies shouldn't be kept together and there's some interesting, if not graphic, videos to explain how dangerous it can be) or perhaps even MBD. For ONE Beardie a 4x2x2 is the absolute bare minimum. I'd avoid sand and go for a substrate that isn't "loose", I use slate for mine and it's easy to keep clean and I don't have to worry about my girl swallowing something she shouldn't!
Already up for re-homing! Most difficult thing to do! let alone even think about doing it!

I've had a lot of interest but no confirms from anybody just yet! So still waiting!, and on Friday i may be able to send him to his new home with a new Viv!
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Old 22-11-2012, 01:28 PM
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That's good news.


It's always difficult, so I hope you find the right home for him.
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Old 25-11-2012, 04:02 PM
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Good news!! Stitch has finally been re-homed to a loving new couple! they fell in love with him just as much as i did when i first saw him!

I'm constantly being updated with how well he is doing! More info to follow!
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