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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Enclosures' started by dragonscales, Feb 13, 2020.

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    dragonscales Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Hello, how big should a cage/enclosure be?thanks much
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    Recommended a 75-120 gallon tank and nothing smaller than a 40 gallon and thats pushing it-- you will notice when the dragon gets to be a full size dragon that the 40 gallon is too small
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    dragonscales Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Hey, should it be glass, screen or other?thanks much
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    Glass is most common-- if your a carpenter you could build your own- there is a website I can give you for ideas and what you should make it out of-- what to use and what not to use- or you can look for tanks on Craigslist or FB marketplace- if you go this route and you find one make sure you sanitize it real good and look for one w/ front doors- are you doing research on dragons? I can give you a website for all kinds of info on them and their care
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    dragonscales Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Thanks. Anyone you’d recommend for buying one online. What would the dimensions of a 100 gallon tank be?
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    dragonscales Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Also that would be great, any suggested reading on the dragons would be great.thanks again.
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    I have a 120 gallon tank and its 4x2x2--- ideally you want length - but you dont want something to low either because of the lighting -- you need something that if you are using a T 8 UVB Tube mfixture it would need to go into the tank and 8-10 inches from basking area - if you go w/ a T 5 UVB it would need to be 12-15 inches from basking area so you need to figure that in as well
    here is the website for the information it has a lot---- read the care sheets they will answer alot of the questions you might have and if not you can always come back here and ask too
    www.beardeddragon .org
    On that website on the forums is a DIY board -
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    dragonscales Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Thanks much. I’m not sure I’ll have enough room to house a terrarium in that size range. It’s gonna take some major rearranging of furniture to say the least. What about letting dragons roam freely, no enclosure?thanks again.
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    You can let them roam free but you must make sure they are in a safe environment - no other pets in the house - etc............. I would dragon proof it -- and then of course you need the correct lighting set up to where they can go to bask and of course UVB --- you can take them outside for UVB as well but remember there are predators and they will bolt and their beards go black if they think they are in danger---