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Old 15-02-2013, 11:56 PM
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Hello, I've just got my first bearded dragon for my 18th birthday, I've spent the last 2 years researching beardies and all they need etc.
well I was finally allowed on in my house and she is gorgeous her name is scarlet, she is 4 months old and she's so tame already, we've been taking it slow and I've been picking her up and sitting her on my hand in her viv as she's still only been here a week.
Already she is a total mummy's girl and is always excited to see me but I think she's lazy! She doesn't go looking for food at all, unless I hand it to her she won't eat it? And she doesn't like crickets or anything that flies or has wings etc, she will only eat bamboo worms and her veggies, but I thought that this was bad for them?
I'm also wondering what to do with her when I get her out of her viv for the first time? Should I let her run around on my bed or the floor and do I block all gaps etc?
Please help I'm really worried I'm doing something wrong, new mummy fears!!

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Old 16-02-2013, 12:12 AM
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When i got my first beardies, they wouldnt eat, try starving for 3 or 4 days then putting some live locusts or crix in the vivarium, it worked for me.
As for handling, the i used to just shut my bedroom door, get them out one at a time and sit on the floor holding it, then when it decides to scuttle if and explore, keep an eye on it, give it 10 minutes then pick it up and sit with it on your shoulder, mine used to stay there for ages, actually fell asleep in the sofa with one on my shoulder for about 2 hours and she was still there when i woke up, scared the crap out of me ofcourse lol.
Try to handle them regularly and just make sure there is no way of them getting out of the room they are in
Its easier than you think
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Old 16-02-2013, 12:14 AM
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Oh and tbe younger they are, the more skittish they are and the faster they can get away!!
Maybe just have shirt handling sessions until shes a bit bigger

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Old 16-02-2013, 12:18 AM
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Thank you!
How do I do shirt handling?
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Old 16-02-2013, 12:21 AM
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Sorry lol was mesnt to say short

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Old 16-02-2013, 12:22 AM
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Bug thumbs dont always fare well with touch screen phones lol

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Old 16-02-2013, 12:22 AM
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Dammit!!
*big thumbs

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Old 16-02-2013, 01:34 AM
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Haha oh right yes thank you
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