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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Enclosures' started by SketchyMom, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. SketchyMom

    SketchyMom Bearded Dragon Egg

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    I've been trying to figure out the best substrate for Sketchy to be able to dig. I thought I found it with walnut shells but just before buying a bag I read that thats a big no-no. I'm feeling like anything I put in her enclosure comes with a risk of impaction when I feed her Dubias or crickets. Looking for any suggestions on a diggable substrate just for a section of her cage around and under her hut. I'm keeping tile throughout the rest of the enclosure.
  2. kaylynangel

    kaylynangel Juvenile Dragon

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    I am thinking of calci sand --- look that up or I can ask on a another forum if you want me to-- also I looked it up called vita sand
    kaylyn
  3. Roo’s Mom

    Roo’s Mom Bearded Dragon Egg

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    I’ve heard not to use sand because they eat it and it stays in their belly, eventually their belly will start feeling like a sandbag, I’ve also heard that it cans bind them up so they can’t poop. Just what I’ve heard from looking at a lot of different sites.
  4. SketchyMom

    SketchyMom Bearded Dragon Egg

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    I looked into calcisand. It seems like everything you look at has a horror story attached to it. Its time for a check up anyway- we'll see what the vet thinks too.
    What about egg laying boxes? I'll look into what people use in those.
  5. SketchyMom

    SketchyMom Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Yea.. That won't work. Dont rip me apart
  6. kaylynangel

    kaylynangel Juvenile Dragon

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    Popular digging box substrates include play sand, a topsoil/sand mix, alfalfa pellets, and millet seed.

    KAYLYN