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Old 05-03-2013, 05:25 PM
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Default flooring for bearded dragon

just wondering what flooring should i get for a young beardy ?
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:46 AM
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There are quite a few good choices. Slates, tiles (not shiny / slippy), lino, paper, reptile carpet or, if you really want to use sand, childrens play sand.

Bad choices IMO are anything which if accidently eaten could cause a blockage (impaction). These include orchid bark, wood chips, calci sand, walnut or corn cob.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:24 PM
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pretty much what he said but i personaly dont like reptile carpet as i find beardies nails get stuck in the carpet and also they can easily carry bacteria plus they end up smelling bad i personally just use lino which looks nice and is easy to clean
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:52 AM
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I use outdoor slate, looks a bit similar to this;

Bradstone Wetherdale Paving Autumn (W) 45 x (L) 60cm, 5015111361747

No risk of impaction. Looks awesome, and best of all, I don't have to fork out for substrate every month.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:17 AM
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Default beardie flooring

i use playsand, but i heat it up in the microwave and let it cool, never had
any impaction, for beardied babies i use kitchen towel, i have used lino
tiles which i get from a flooring company who send these out as samples to there customers for there stores, have got some nice stone ones this way once they get messy they can be thrown away, they also wipe clean easily
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:22 PM
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I use Reptile carpet and then I sprinkled some aspen shavings in there. It gives my beardie something to blend into and the like cushion her falls C: She's clumsy XP
I feel like it helps her sleep. She only sleeps on the floor of her tank.
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