by Katie

I got my beardie (Bruce) about 6 months ago. He is only 7in. Is that normal? Also the pet store told me to put sand in when he gets 8-9in. Is this a popular consensus of when it is ideal to put sand in? (He has been trying to dig furiously and I know his claws can get stuck in the carpet so I thought sand would be a better option) Am I wrong in this? Opinions? Experiences?

Not sure on the 7in being normal, -every dragon can be different. As long as you are providing a healthy environment, with the "hard" greens (collard, turnip, dandelion, mustard etc.) The proper lighting -heat plus UVB, the right temps for basking 102F to 110F. And providing "live" bugs. The sand in my opinion can be a bad idea, the risk of impaction is there. I've heard of people putting a sand area -way on one side of the cage away from where you feed greens, and then feeding bugs to him in a separate container.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Bearded Dragon care tips or stories.