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Posted - 13/05/2009 :  20:54:45  Show Profile
Tomorrow at 2.30pm im picking up a pair of beardies off a friend who breeds them (also means i get the friend discount lol!)

really excited, they are only around 8 weeks but im going to enjoy watching them grow, been doing all the research the last few months after deciding i wanted to add something new to my little collection.



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Tizzy
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Posted - 13/05/2009 :  21:25:40  Show Profile
Aw Congrats, you cant beat a beardie for personality.

3.2.0 corns 0.3.1 Leopard Geckos, 0.1.0 Mad Staffys 1.0.0 Moggie. 1.2.0. Devils in training.

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Kehhlyr
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Posted - 13/05/2009 :  22:06:35  Show Profile  Visit Kehhlyr's Homepage  Click to see Kehhlyr's MSN Messenger address
Or massive volume of poo.


Are you getting them the same sex? And go on, tell us what the 'mates rates' are.
I'm gutted I just missed out on Snow dragons for 20 quid each.

-=Kehhlyr - The Resident Loon

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Posted - 14/05/2009 :  21:14:43  Show Profile
i thought they were 8 weeks but ive had a pair from the last clutch she had so they are about 5 weeks,
she said they have been doing really well which is why shes letting me have them at 5 weeks, and i guess as shes a friend atleast she knows me and knows i will look after them. if i had bred them tho i would have waited although saying that i trust what she thinks cos she really cares about her reps

I just had a look and i couldnt sex them, im going to have another look in a few weeks time, but i have another tank if they turn out to be male/female.....an excuse to get some more in the future then lol

will get some pics up soon

30 for the two lemon pastel beardies ( i think thats what they are called, not good with morphs)



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1.2.0 Leopard Gecko
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Kehhlyr
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Posted - 15/05/2009 :  01:10:57  Show Profile  Visit Kehhlyr's Homepage  Click to see Kehhlyr's MSN Messenger address
I'll probably end up with more beardies again soon.
My missus wants to let ours breed, but i've told her several times that they can't because they're both male.
Her response is to say 'how do you know, just look at their heads.' because someone told her that males always have big heads compared to the females.

I just told her the easy way to tell is by looking at (what is basically) their testicles.

Even though i've shown her they are both male, she is still insistent they are male and female because of the head sizes.


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Posted - 15/05/2009 :  20:54:21  Show Profile
lol

i had a look at mine and tried looking at pics of a males bits and females, but they are so small i just cant tell lol
had them for a day and they are so interesting to watch even my mum likes looking at them and shes not into reptiles at all lol



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PunkAsF82
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Posted - 15/05/2009 :  22:50:44  Show Profile  Visit PunkAsF82's Homepage  Click to see PunkAsF82's MSN Messenger address
I have 2 very cue beardies, and I still want more, but not allwoed until I have my own space. Damn mothers.

I liek to thnik I'm uite knowledgeable, so I'm one person you can ask anything about :)

And Kehhlyrs right, they do produce an astounding volume of dookie lol

~~ My Zoo ~~
1.0.0 Bearded Dragon - Cooper
0.1.0 Amel corn - Lucky
0.1.0 Normal Leopard Gecko - Layla
1.1.0 Cats - Zelda the Maine Coon & Link the Ragdoll X Tabby
0.0.50 Malawi Cichlids
0.0.20 Community fish tank

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Posted - 16/05/2009 :  11:35:55  Show Profile
yea ive noticed already lol and i cleaned it up and i caught them doing more after i had finished gr lol

hopefully get pics up soon, need to find my phone cable lol



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Posted - 16/05/2009 :  22:45:27  Show Profile
just wanted to check something with bd keepers on here. I have a UV and basking light on in the day and i switch them off at night. where they are theres a bit of a draft as we have one of those old outhouses attached to the house, anyone know what i mean? anyways we leave the door into there open so our dogs can go in there if they need the toilet and cant wait til morning (it has concrete floor) so i was wondering how to keep their tank the right temp i was thinking a heatmat but read someone not to do that?



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Tizzy
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Posted - 16/05/2009 :  23:23:11  Show Profile
In one of my BD vivs (the baby) i have a heatmat that comes on at night when the ceramic goes off just coz i'mpoopat remembering to turn it down at night and it works well for me - my big BD doesn't have a night time heatsourse (except what come up from the viv below) and he's fine too but they are in my livingroom that never really gets cold in there, can imagine an outhouse gets pretty chilly.

If i were you i'd change your basking lightbulb to a ceramic, you can just turn the temp down abit on the stat at night then. It won't disturb beardies sleep but will keep them warm enough, If you do this remember that you'll need a ceramic light fitting too.

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Posted - 17/05/2009 :  11:33:20  Show Profile
thanks i will def get on to that



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PunkAsF82
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Posted - 17/05/2009 :  13:33:42  Show Profile  Visit PunkAsF82's Homepage  Click to see PunkAsF82's MSN Messenger address
i persoanlly dont have a heat source for them at night. I find it helps them to sleep the whole night through (helps me sleep the whole ngith trhough too) and then they come on at 7am. but then my room is fairly warm, heating pipes above and below, and a southern facing room, so i get hte sun allllll day ^o)

~~ My Zoo ~~
1.0.0 Bearded Dragon - Cooper
0.1.0 Amel corn - Lucky
0.1.0 Normal Leopard Gecko - Layla
1.1.0 Cats - Zelda the Maine Coon & Link the Ragdoll X Tabby
0.0.50 Malawi Cichlids
0.0.20 Community fish tank

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Kehhlyr
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Posted - 17/05/2009 :  18:43:32  Show Profile  Visit Kehhlyr's Homepage  Click to see Kehhlyr's MSN Messenger address
I have a heatmat under my beardie tank, because they're in the conservatory (for the moment) it can get quite chilly at night.

The UV and heatlamp get turned on in the mornings, usually around 7.30am and heatlamp off at about 9pm (ish) then UV off at about 10.30-11.

They're quite good though, they usually put themselves to bed now at about 9.30.

-=Kehhlyr - The Resident Loon

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Posted - 18/05/2009 :  13:20:24  Show Profile
thanks Kehhlyr, thats what im doing at the moment with a heatmat under during the night. whoever wakes up first in my house switches the uv and lamp on so im not sure what time that is as im the last one to get up lol



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1.2.0 Leopard Gecko
2.1.0 Hermann tortoises
3.1.0 Dogs
0.1.0 Bird
0.0.5 Fish
1.0.0 Ferrets
1.2.0 bearded dragons
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PunkAsF82
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Posted - 22/05/2009 :  21:36:18  Show Profile  Visit PunkAsF82's Homepage  Click to see PunkAsF82's MSN Messenger address
I would say one thing. Beardies aren;t like corns, and can't detect heat veyr well from underneath, so they could easily overheat if htey were sat on the mat and couldn;t tell how hot they are :)

If you loo, they have a "third eye" in the middle of htier heads, looks like a clear scale. This is a light and heat sensor, which helps them detect UV light and helps them detect heat from above. This way they can tell when they are getting too hot from the sun overhead and seek shade, Hense why it;s best to use a heat lamp :D

~~ My Zoo ~~
1.0.0 Bearded Dragon - Cooper
0.1.0 Amel corn - Lucky
0.1.0 Normal Leopard Gecko - Layla
1.1.0 Cats - Zelda the Maine Coon & Link the Ragdoll X Tabby
0.0.50 Malawi Cichlids
0.0.20 Community fish tank

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Kehhlyr
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Posted - 23/05/2009 :  01:32:45  Show Profile  Visit Kehhlyr's Homepage  Click to see Kehhlyr's MSN Messenger address
And hence why sometimes if you're handling them, they'll try to bolt for that sunny spot on the arm of the chair. (mine do)

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Posted - 23/05/2009 :  16:52:23  Show Profile
lol
ah i had noticed



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