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  1. Dido

    Dido Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Hey, just got my first dragon, first pet ever, pretty excited and all, read a lot of good stuff.
    But there are some things i havent found answers to, maybe you guys would know.
    He's 2 years old and seems pretty friendly and calm. I was wondering if it was okay to turn on his lights before he was up? after 12 hours of sleep? or should i wait for him to wake up?
    Also, i want to bathe him, but i want to leave him alone until he gets comfortable so i can start picking him up. He still isn't eating or pooping, but he seems pretty calm. Should i wait until he eats or poops to know if he's comfortable to take him out and bathe him? Or how long should i leave him alone until i can start handling him or bathing him? I have been slowly petting him and it doesnt seem to bother him.
    Oh and also, he came with toes missing on a foot, they hadnt told me anything about that, should i be worried? they seemed to take care of him pretty well at the store though.
    Any help or info appreciated, thanks
  2. mamaof2dragons

    mamaof2dragons Juvenile Dragon

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    since he is 2yrs old and not a baby dragon you can try handling him now but at the first sign of distress put back in his viv and let him settle down a bit the try again abit later, dont rush it a good bond happens over time and once he knows he can trust you he will love you forever...if you bathe him he may pooh in the water just a warning they seem to like to do that...
  3. JumpinJellyfish

    JumpinJellyfish Hatchling Dragon

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    For the lights, routine is good. You can put them on normal lamp timers and have them turn on/off at the same times every day, 12-14 on, 10-12 off. I have mine set so the basking lamp is on before and off after the UVB, for a softer transition. So my basking light goes on at 6:30am and the UVB at 6:45, and then the UVB goes off at 8:45pm and the basking one at 9.
  4. Jacob melanistic

    Jacob melanistic Juvenile Dragon

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    congrats on the new beardie! what morph is it?