View Poll Results: What substrate do you use?

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  • Sand

    9 31.03%
  • Calcium Sand

    2 6.90%
  • Lizard Litter (ground walnuts)

    1 3.45%
  • Pebbles

    0 0%
  • Cage Carpet

    0 0%
  • Plaster/Tile

    5 17.24%
  • Other

    12 41.38%
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Thread: What substrate do you use w/your Beardies?

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    I use non adhesive shelf liner, its super cheap, can be washed in the washing machine, looks nice and is totally safe.
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    I forgot to mention that one in my post. lol

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    textured ceramic tiles from lowes are a great way to go. You can get ones that resemble sand if you like the sand look. Their easy to clean.
    ~Colleen~

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    I agree with ReptileChick. All of the particle substrates are a BIG no no. With my guys I have used the non-adhesive shelf liner and it works awesome! Super easy to clean and it doesn't look too shabby either. I've used slate tile as well but it's a little harder to clean, and seemed to absorb the smell a little more, but it looked really nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReptileChick View Post
    Calci sand is a no no in the beardie world...walnut shells as well...best idea is no paritcle subtrates. No risk of impaction or anything and WAY easier to clean.
    I kept my female berdie on walnut shells for about 10 years.From baby to adult.Perfectly fine.Ive heard of berdies chewing on news paper and dieing from that.So its just as big of a risk;

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    I can't remember if I voted or not, so I won't cause I don't want to mess up the poll

    When I had a beardie, I got her when she was about 9 months old and kept her on washed playsand (which I've heard is the best of the sands). She was perfectly healthy on it, though now I think I would be too nervous and would likely go with paper towels or some other type of "solid" flooring. The sand was also a pain to clean.

    I ended up selling her quite a time later and no longer keep beardies.
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