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Old 31-03-2013, 03:44 PM
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hey , atm i have news paper for my flooring for my young beardie , and people say i should go for like wood chips , ive heard that is bad for them ? am i right in thinking it's bad ?
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Old 31-03-2013, 04:51 PM
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Wood chips are a no-no. It can fit in their mouths but may not necessarily come out the other end that well! I'd go with lino or slate tiles if you want to change your substrate... but there's nothing wrong with newspaper.
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Old 31-03-2013, 04:56 PM
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I'm going for slate tile and some sand in my new set up

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I use sand in mine, I did use a dark black one. I wont mention the brand, but it made my beardies all go very dark in colour, so i tried a lighter colour to get them back to normal.

I will be using aspen or hemp bedding next as its all a natural colour and wont affect them.
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I'm presntly using sand although I am contemplating the slate rout but undecided as of yet.
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Old 31-03-2013, 11:26 PM
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I had lino in mine! Worked well and easy to clean!

For the babies I did the fake rock thing so the floor was covered with tile grout. Looks good and helps keep their nails down. Depends how patient you are but if you can do it the fake rocks look amazing!

This was my crappy attempt and not a particularly good shot

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That set up looks amazing Chance, all Redd has just now is Kitchen Roll and branches.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:54 PM
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I use outdoor slate, personally wouldn't risk loose substrate, most beardies will quite happily eat anything that can fit in their mouths.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:57 PM
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Redd is just like that... It was trying to eat a bit of wood shaving from the Bug Box once. I got a death glare when I took it away.
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