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Hi people this is my first post and im new! :flrt:

I was just wondering how much it costs u guys a month on electricity for ur Bearded Dragon or Blue Toungue Skank. I'm researching before I get one :)

I'm from the UK and If anyone on here is and ALSO on Southern electric (like me) that would be a bonus!!!!!

I'm just worried that if it's tooooo high me dad will say no to me getting one! :( :censor:

Thank u x
 

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Im with southern electric also.

Since i moved into my new flat im running a setup for a chameleon,he has an arcadia UV tube and a spot lamp with a thermostat, on for 12 hours aday.

This will be pretty much the same for your beardy.

It added about £4 a month to my bill.
 

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Its hardly anything. Definitely not the main cost!
Would agree with this!

Firstly you need a nice setup....4 ft wide viv minimum with all the lights thermos ect ect thats £200 then a nice healthy beardy....

Then fresh grrens and live food....bout £12-15 a week depending where you are....

Vits,replacing tubes and lights.

Vet bills.

Electric is the last of your worry :p
 

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i feed 3 beardies and a chinese water dragon on £6 live food :2thumb:
 

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i feed 3 beardies and a chinese water dragon on £6 live food :2thumb:
Nice :) ...as i said it depends where you are as live food cost alot in different places.

But in repsponse to the thread...say i cost £5 a week to ffed the beardy.....thats £260 a year....x a beardys avg life?....

Electric is the last of your worries :)
 

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I have 1 panther chameleon, one tegu, two dwarf iggies, a roach colony, a carpet python and two beardies. My dad has never mentioned the electricity bill!
 

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My 16 week old beardie costs me about £20 a week at the moment on food as he's growing and gets through his live food like no tomorrow. He has about 6 tubs of hoppers and a bag of 100 roaches from frank e on this forum and I still have to get extra some weeks. And before anyone says that too much he isn't over weight he's just growing fast :lol2:

Just don't let my mrs know how much or she will kill me and him
 

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it's simple to work out research what electric stuff you want/need eg 23w UV light and a 100W bulb on a stat. though unlikely if both was at full power for a 12hr day cycle you would have 123(watts) x 12(hours)= 1476 total watts used PER DAY 1000watts is 1 unit ask your dad how much per unit he pays, prob something like 13p so 1.5 (averaged up into kws (units) x .13 = 19p a day x 365 days a year = £69.35 a year in electric.

simples:2thumb:
 

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it's simple to work out research what electric stuff you want/need eg 23w UV light and a 100W bulb on a stat. though unlikely if both was at full power for a 12hr day cycle you would have 123(watts) x 12(hours)= 1476 total watts used PER DAY 1000watts is 1 unit ask your dad how much per unit he pays, prob something like 13p so 1.5 (averaged up into kws (units) x .13 = 19p a day x 365 days a year = £69.35 a year in electric.

simples:2thumb:
yeah what he said :blush:
 

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Id say running costs would be about £500 a year once the initial setup is done...
 

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Thx everyone for ur help! 20p per day don't seem so bad but hey... :) x
 
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