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  1. Lizards
    Hello, I'm currently struggling to find a good substrate for my dragons which is safe, easy to clean and kind of good looking. One of my ways to go was shelf liner but unfortunatly i cannot find any where i live. The alternative was wallpaper which i found at a local hardware store. I wanted to...
  2. Lizards
    Since bringing my own Beardie,Willow,home recently I've agonized over which substrate I should be using for her. I've read the pro's and con's of sand and decided against it. My breeder uses orchid bark, does anyone here use it and if so what do they think of it? I'm so confused.
  3. Lizards
    Would it be okay to use kitchen towel as a substrate for my 6 month old bearded dragon?
  4. Lizards
    Something I don't understand is why people have a go at anyone for using lose substrate for BDs. I have see people post photos of their BDs setup with play sand in it and everyone in the comments/reply’s lose their minds. To me there is a difference in trying to give advice and attacking...
  5. Lizards
    Hi all, So I've been having the substrate chat with a few people as I want to get my beardies off carpet (cant stand it and I'm pretty sure nor can they). I want to go for play sand as they like to dig (or try), especially before they go to sleep, but I'm having a 'they're definitely gonna...
  6. Lizards
    Hi, After weeks of reading and ending up buying beech chip corse grade and also buying herbi-bed and been told both are no good, ive decided to go for lino in my viv, now i was wondering if slate or sandstone is better to have in aswell to help with the beardies claws? also if having rock in...
  7. Lizards
    I was wondering what the general consensus is on loose substrate in this forum? I used to use beech wood chips but a year ago i changed to reptile cage carpet because my vet told me he often gets beardie's in that were knocking on death's door because they had wood chips stuck inside them. I...
  8. Lizards
    i have 2 collards lizards and 1 bearded dragon(not in the same viv:lol2:) i have sand in the bottom of my beardies viv but it seems to get everywhere(in her food and water)and i have tissue paper on the bottom of my collards but they just pull it all up they did have sand but they had the same...
  9. Lizards
    Hi dere! :welcome: I have been using newspaper as a substrate for my juvenile beardie but its not very pleasant to look at, is there any other substrates i could use for my beardie that wouldnt cause any health problems and will look good? :)
  10. Lizards
    Hey Guys New to the forums : victory: Just a quick one really.... I have currently been using paper in my beardies viv as I have had her since a baby and was afraid of impaction. However she is nearing the 1yr mark and I want to pimp up her cage abit and I was wondering what substrate would be...
  11. Newbie Advice
    starting new viv in a 48x 18x 26 , with a bearded dragon bout 4 month old, what substrate is best to use, ie sand, chippings, etc . thanks daz
  12. Lizards
    I'm just looking at different (safer) options for my BDs substrate, I heard using slate helps keep their nails short and also is good for keeping heat after lights go out. Anyway I was looking at this and was wondering if it would work for substrate? (not this exact, but very similar) The bag...
  13. Lizards
    Hi, I've read that people use slate for a vivarium substrate saying its good in terms of it's not loose, and it helps keep the nails shorter. Will slate be alright for a Bearded Dragon? If so, what will be the best way to do it? Slate + other type? My Beardie is 12 week old and really want a...
  14. Lizards
    just recently ive heard alot of discussion about it and opinions on how play sand is best because 'they wont become inpacted', how calci-sand is like 'concrete to beardies stomach', how newspaper has a great benefit in 'easy to aquire and change' and reptile carpet because 'its possibly the...
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