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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Health' started by Aidan Borden, May 16, 2019.

  1. Aidan Borden

    Aidan Borden Bearded Dragon Egg

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    My mother is dead set against getting sand for the dragons. However, I don't have the time to clean their rugs every day, and they crawl around in their own feces until I get to it everyday. I figure I can spare the time to scoop their poop out every day, but she says that all she's heard about sand is that it's unhealthy for the dragon. Can anyone point me towards a brand of sand that is popular, safe, healthy, and well-known?
  2. JumpinJellyfish

    JumpinJellyfish Juvenile Dragon

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    The thing about sand is that if you choose to use it, the rest of your husbandry has to be absolutely on point. If you do choose to use it, consider children's play sand, rinsed and sifted (I actually bake mine as well, to sanitize), preferably mixed with (also sifted and baked - fair warning: it stinks while baking) organic topsoil (no fertilizer or other chemicals in). The calcium sands sold for reptiles are reportedly a bigger impaction risk than playsand, because they clump more.
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