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Hi.
My beater is 9 weeks old (pet shop said). I have had him a week.
every time hands go in cage he runs away or tries to escape.
I don’t want to force handle him but I’m worried about how I will bath him or build a bond if he doesn’t want to be held ...

What do I do ? When does he need his first bath? How do you bath them? And how do I make him allow us to handle him without him running off or being hyper.

thank you ❤
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You don't need to bath him.
He comes from the dryer region of the interior of Australia.
How's your set up.
Don't Push thing's with handling


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Hi, it will take a few weeks for the dragon to become acclimated to the enclosure, you MUST allow him/her to do that before you interact more directly, for now you only need to place food/clean water and spot clean.
 

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Hi, it will take a few weeks for the dragon to become acclimated to the enclosure, you MUST allow him/her to do that before you interact more directly, for now you only need to place food/clean water and spot clean.
Thank you so much for your reply xxx
 

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We have a rescue beardi.
They were dumped by a pond!!!
Years on she's not into being held bit grumpy but not aggressive.
Take your time.
Watch the reactions.
Your get their

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Not sure if I'd have a young beardi on that subsaturate.
Just incase they accidentally ingest some.
Paper fine to start easy to clean.
Then it's sand and topsoil mix like they are in the natural environment

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Add more hiding places, that will help them feel more secure

Leave him alone for a week or so before trying to handle him. Most beardeds will tame down even if started at a later age

There's no need to bathe them, don't understand why this question comes up so frequently. Who keeps telling people they need a bath?!
 

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Our old beardi scaler would in the hot weather climb into his water bowl.
I guess it's from behaviour like that.
Denerise though never even looked at water...

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Add more hiding places, that will help them feel more secure

Leave him alone for a week or so before trying to handle him. Most beardeds will tame down even if started at a later age

There's no need to bathe them, don't understand why this question comes up so frequently. Who keeps telling people they need a bath?!
Its common in many bearded dragon groups to suggest bathing, mainly because admins and members don't have the most basic understanding of husbandry themselves, and fail to provide even a basic water dish,
 

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Not sure if I'd have a young beardi on that subsaturate.
Just incase they accidentally ingest some.
Paper fine to start easy to clean.
Then it's sand and topsoil mix like they are in the natural environment

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I have actually seen him eat a bit of the substrate accidentally- it is made out of corn so pet shop said would not be harmful ?
 

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Add more hiding places, that will help them feel more secure

Leave him alone for a week or so before trying to handle him. Most beardeds will tame down even if started at a later age

There's no need to bathe them, don't understand why this question comes up so frequently. Who keeps telling people they need a bath?!
Thank you. I feel bad as though it would be neglectful not to play with him. I can’t let him roam freely yet though because he is so fast and so small I fear he would get lost within minutes.
 

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We have a rescue beardi.
They were dumped by a pond!!!
Years on she's not into being held bit grumpy but not aggressive.
Take your time.
Watch the reactions.
Your get their

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Thank you. I can’t wait until he is comfortable relaxing in mine/
my sons hands . Xx
 

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Not sure about the corn derived stuff.
We only use dirt and sand mix once they are bigger.
Even then your get the nay sayers on that.
Paypit Sand and topsoil mix saw scaler in to a very grand old age.

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