Bearded Dragons

Discussion in 'Junk Yard' started by Ross, 27 Aug 2008.

  1. Ross

    Ross

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    798
    Likes Received:
    6
    Hi

    Have 2 week old Bearded Dragons for sale.
    JHB area.

    R200.00 each

    or will swap for small SPS frags.

    Ross
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. lanzo

    lanzo Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    do they come with a terrarium?
     
  4. Ross

    Ross Thread Starter

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    798
    Likes Received:
    6
    No just the little guys.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 27 Aug 2008
  5. Furbz

    Furbz

    Joined:
    12 May 2008
    Posts:
    2,205
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Sandton
    i have a 35 cm dragon... if i put these guys in his cage will hell break loose?
    will it upset my current dragon?
     
  6. lanzo

    lanzo Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    i want to get a dragon, what do one need?

    a terrarium and ?
     
  7. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    27,990
    Likes Received:
    782
    lots of crickets :p
     
  8. Warr7207

    Warr7207

    Joined:
    28 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,781
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    JHB
    Beautiful creatures, one of the easiest reptiles to keep and get very tame.
     
  9. Ross

    Ross Thread Starter

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    798
    Likes Received:
    6
    Hi

    He would eat these guys :(
     
  10. Ross

    Ross Thread Starter

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    798
    Likes Received:
    6
    Yeah you would need an enclosure. Remember they grow fast so don't start out to small. Then you need a UV light for reptiles. This should be as long as your tank. They use the UV to bask and digest. You will also need a spot light on one end of the enclosure to heat them. (If anybody tells you to get a red spot light and leave it on all the time, them don't know what they are talking about. Don't do this)

    And yeah, lots of crickets and vegetables and a water bowl.

    Really very easy to look after and care for.
     
  11. lanzo

    lanzo Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    haw much will the lighting cost me, sounds like 3 different types of light?
     
  12. Ross

    Ross Thread Starter

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    798
    Likes Received:
    6
    Nope two lights.

    A T8 UV tube about the length of your tank so say a 3foot about R180.00
    This must be for reptiles.
    One of those cheep aquarium florescent units, I think they are like R50.00 or so.
    I used the ones where the balist is away from the tank and then the wires run to caps on the end of the tube. Mounted to the top of the tank with clips.
    (this is what you would use on a tropical fish tank, just with the reptile tube)

    Then you need a white spot light. 75watt should be fine. R15.00 at builders and a light holder, R5.00.

    That is it for light and this also provides the heat.
     
  13. lanzo

    lanzo Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    :thumbup::thumbup:

    thanks man
     
  14. Furbz

    Furbz

    Joined:
    12 May 2008
    Posts:
    2,205
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Sandton
    why no red light?
    when we got our dragon, the tank came prefitted with 3 lights. the ones you mentioned and a red globe.
    we we're told to keep the red light on during the night only?
     
  15. Ross

    Ross Thread Starter

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    798
    Likes Received:
    6
    From what I have read and leaned by watching my dragons, the red light can make them aggressive and they do not get a good nights rest with the red light on.
     
  16. Furbz

    Furbz

    Joined:
    12 May 2008
    Posts:
    2,205
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Sandton
    so you have nothing running during the night? and heat mats?
     
  17. Ross

    Ross Thread Starter

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    798
    Likes Received:
    6
    In summer nothing at night, in winter a heat rock on the hot side of the tank.
     
  18. turboguppy

    turboguppy

    Joined:
    22 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    boksburg
    a heating rock is gonna eff up ur dragons bud best get rid o it rather use a heaing pad
     
  19. Ross

    Ross Thread Starter

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    798
    Likes Received:
    6
    Thanks for your input but have been keeping dragons for well over 3 years now, and have a breading pair and have things sorted out. Heating pads do not work well with tanks made from MDF and the rock is exactly what they like.
     
Recent Posts