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    Question Adopting A Bearded Dragon - How Is The Setup And Health?

    I've been looking around forever for a Bearded Dragon to adopt and finally found one that I'm seriously considering. The Beardie is about 1 year old and from what I can tell looks to be in good health. Before I go ahead with the adoption I would love some opinions from people who know more than me about these things. What do you guys think about the health of the Beardie and her setup? (I will be swapping out the coil UVB for a Reptisun 10.0 and putting in digital thermometers) Here is the link to the listing,

    https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/...251513676.html
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    I dont own a beardie but i know a lot about them. She looks healthy from what i can see. She is a bit on the small side but she probably just isnt fully grown yet. If I go to get a reptile i ask the people to show me her eating as once i had on who never ate and it died. I think you should get her! Good luck and post if you bring her home!

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    I would take out the sand and replace it with reptile carpet or tile just because of impaction risk. Also as you said change out the uvb. Other than that it looks ok too me

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    Looks healthy and tame from the photos. I don't know that much about requirements for a beardie tank, but if it were me, I'd add a few things to make it look better. It looks like the basics are there, though.
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    I don't have a pic of my old ones setup unfortunately but here is a pic of my guy and gal I had.
    http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/...psypyetkyw.jpg
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    Oops I did not know i could not do that.



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    That looks to be a healthy beardie! I know some keepers are vehemently against loose substrate because of impaction risks, but most impaction cases are caused by improper husbandry, not the substrate. Some loose substrates (not the garbage that is calcium-sand and walnut shell) really do allow the animals to act out on natural behaviors like digging and forming burrows. A mixture of organic potting soil and play sand works great for beardies, since these guys will dig if given the opportunity. It really is up to the individual keeper to decide if naturalistic is the way to go but I've never had a healthy animal become impacted. The Bio Dude has some great resources, and Afroherpkeeper on YouTube has naturalistic setups for his beardeds that you can reference if you're interested!
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    Wow you are soo lucky that's a beautiful dragon you have!
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