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Discussion in 'Beardie Fun' started by BeardedKevin, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. BeardedKevin

    BeardedKevin Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Just wanted to share a few pictures of Vinnie and Leezard, when we got Vinnie as a baby we were told that she was a he, so we called him Vinnie, she kept the name when we found out she was female . She has 3 toes missing on one foot and that was since we got her from the pet shop. It's never bothered her though she's still beautiful. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Thomas T Bearded Dragon Egg

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    This is so cute!

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    PatsyB Super Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I'm really wondering if they aren't both female. I've never seen a male female that are comfortable together like that with the male not trying to jump her.

    Also want to point out that the red light is bad for their eyes, even during the day. It doesn't allow their eyes to constrict properly and can cause damage over time.
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    BeardedKevin Bearded Dragon Egg

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    The red light is an older picture. I now have a Reptisun basking spot. Leezaed is defiantly a male. I'll post a picture of his underside to show you.

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    Hdrydr31 Bearded Dragon Veteran Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I think as an admin it is important for our new members to know that dragons are solitary critters and it is rare that 2 dragons will tolerate being housed together and it is strongly advised not to co-hab them.
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    BeardedKevin Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Thankyou for your advice it is appreciated. I know that dragons are solitary critters. I have had them housed separately in the past but all ways seemed to find comfort with one another. They've lived together for almost 6 years and never has a quarrel, I've always has a full vivarium set up incase anything does happen plus all the equipment and a spare Viv to set up another. They're in a 6ft×2ft×30inch (215 gallon) vivarium so they have plenty of space. I have been for a consultation with a specialist Vetenarian to get advice etc. I have had bearded dragons for 13 years now (my eldest being 13). I've done all my research. I have just yesterday got another Beardie from someone who no longer wanted her (she is less than a year old) she is housed separately in a 4ftx2ftx2ft (approx 120 gallons) vivarium. I'm always willing to take new advice hence why I joined the forum. I just thought you'd like to know a little bit about them

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    PatsyB Super Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    We aren't saying that it doesn't work for some people. We just want newbies to understand that cohabing is not a good idea because 99% of the time there are dominance issues and one gets hurt or even worse, killed. As admins, we've seen too many instances of dragons with missing limbs from cohabing. Heck, I have a dragon missing part of her tail. We have a friend that had her female dragon on a table feeding it and her other female came over and attacked it. Female on female. So we just want newbies to understand that there is a risk to having them together. It doesn't always work out.
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    BeardedKevin Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Totally agree. I would never recommend others to cohabitate their dragons. I think I've struck it lucky with finding a pair that bond so well.

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    Hdrydr31 Bearded Dragon Veteran Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I was just making a comment for our many new members reading this post that don't know about dragons, that this is rare that yours get along as many may see this and think hey I'm going to get another and they will be fine. Then dragon's get hurt/die.
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    BeardedKevin Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Thankyou and I agree with you. And for the people who are reading this who are new to getting bearded dragons - I am not promoting housing bearded dragons and would not recommend it. Always do your research and ask the experts.

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    Hdrydr31 Bearded Dragon Veteran Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Plus you have an entire other set up in case they decide to fight or they no longer want to live together..So you are being a responsible owner Thank you
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    BeardedKevin Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Yep. I've got enough equipment to set a 3rd vivarium up too. Over the years I've collected lots of equipment. Vinnie and Lee were in separate vivariums, we would let them out to have a roam around and when they wanted to go back in they would always go back in the same one together. I would put Leezard back onto his own Viv but almost daily they would get back into the same viv. I was very apprehensive about leaving them in together but one night lead to another, it took me a while to turn off the lights in the second vivarium. But it's in now in the garage ready to plug back in incase anything does happen. I'd hate for something to happen to either of them they're not just my pets, they're my kids.

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