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Old 22-03-2013, 03:41 PM
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Hi. I'm new to reptile keeping. Getting my beardie next week but getting the viv tomorrow. I'm buying a start up set up from a reptile shop. It's a 3ft viv with UV bulb and a ceramic bulb with thermostat. Any advice for newbie. I've been doing a lot a research and looking a posts on this forum too. The beardie I'm getting is 18 months old. Thanks
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Old 22-03-2013, 03:44 PM
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Hey

My only advice is to keep reading and learning.

Welcome to the crazy world of reptiles! You''ll be sure to have lots of fun!
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Old 22-03-2013, 03:52 PM
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Hi. I'm new to reptile keeping. Getting my beardie next week but getting the viv tomorrow. I'm buying a start up set up from a reptile shop. It's a 3ft viv with UV bulb and a ceramic bulb with thermostat. Any advice for newbie. I've been doing a lot a research and looking a posts on this forum too. The beardie I'm getting is 18 months old. Thanks
You dont need a ceramic and a 3 ft viv is too small you need

A 4x2x2 viv
A light fitting with reflector bulb and dimming stat
Arcadia 12% uv bulb
Sand or lino
And decoration
Also extras for the beardie

May i ask how much is your shop charging for the setup
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Old 22-03-2013, 03:56 PM
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You dont need a ceramic and a 3 ft viv is too small you need

A 4x2x2 viv
A light fitting with reflector bulb and dimming stat
Arcadia 12% uv bulb
Sand or lino
And decoration
Also extras for the beardie

May i ask how much is your shop charging for the setup
I'm paying £250
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Old 22-03-2013, 03:58 PM
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I'm paying £250
Thats alot of money for a 3 foot viv and equipment
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Old 22-03-2013, 04:01 PM
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It's the same price at my other reptile shop too
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Old 22-03-2013, 04:07 PM
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It's the same price at my other reptile shop too
Here you go
888 Reptiles - 888 Reptiles Melamine Vivarium 48 X 24 X 24 inches Beech

Arcadia Complete UV Light Kit: Desert T5 24w for 24" viv

Basking Bulbs BC Fitting

Dimming Thermostat Day / Night


Then all you need is a light fitting i just use the ones you get in your house only cost a couple of pounds
Sand - lino
Food
Calcium
Think thats under 250
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  • 0.1.0 Normal boa
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  • 1.0.0 Hermann tortoise
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Old 22-03-2013, 04:44 PM
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I'm paying £250
I hope that includes the snake???? Thats madness. I used to pay £100 - £150 for a 4x2x2 with mat, stat and ceramic! Obviously I didn't have UV when I bought them originally as I only had snakes but thats criminal!

I agree with Tyzer have a look at the links.

Have fun though!
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Old 22-03-2013, 04:56 PM
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Thanks guys but I'm committed to buying the kit from the shop now.
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Old 22-03-2013, 05:05 PM
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It's your choice hun. We are just occasionally wary for newbie getting ripped off cos it does happen.

Its a shop after all and they will be more expensive than buying from an individual.

Are you getting your beardie from the shop too? Apologies I said snake in the other post lol. Im usually in the snakes section and I usually forget that not everyone has snakes haha.

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