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#11 - Good Luck. 05/21/2014 on Subway: Look fresh +1
#41 - ok. try some super/wax worms. get some bright blue cliché aqu…  [+] (4 new replies) 05/17/2014 on I was going for something... -1
#52 - lightningglove (05/17/2014) [-]
kinda late to this conversation but I just wanted to add in some things to help out, I've had a beardie for a few years and I also work at an exotics vet over the summers.
I'd say defffiinitely get rid of any kind of sand substrate. even if they don't straight up eat the sand, they often accidentally ingest it while eating food and it builds up and causes blockages. I personally use a substrate called Yesterday's News, it's a bit expensive but it's good because it's paper based so if they do eat it, it's digestible.
another big thing is having a UV light if you don't already. having the calcium powder won't do much if they can't absorb the calcium they're eating. UV bulbs need to be replaced usually every six months.
also, feed the bugs. you can either toss them the same "salad" you feed your lizard or buy Gutload and give that to them. it's good to give a variety of bugs, too. switch around between crickets and superworms and if you ever have the opportunity, there are a ton of other bugs out there you can buy.
not sure about the aggression though, it's really weird for beardies to be aggressive
#49 - mr skeltal (05/17/2014) [-]
con't(ran out of characters)

You are on 2-ish going onto 3

To move from stage 3 to 4, you must let him bite(buy some leather gloves). You need to show him you're not afraid and that he can trust you. Everytime you go to get him out of the tank let him bite the shit out of your hand till he stops then take him out. Over time he will realise this doesn't work and will move on to stage 4 shitting and pissing(mainly on you after picking him up). Do not react to this by putting him back, that tells him that it's working. You need to show him that his tricks won't work on you and eventually he will bond with you.
#47 - mr skeltal (05/17/2014) [-]
Please DO NOT use gravel as a bedding. I repeat DO NOT use it. It very uncomfortable for them to walk on, and over time can and will wear down their claws and fingers to nubs. Use coconut mulch instead, it's cheap and no harm will can if he/she accidentally eats it.

As for the aggressiveness, it is very rare for a breaded dragon would act in such a way. But it's easily fixable. Most shy/aggressive lizards have 4 stages of defenses they go through in order to keep you away, when one finally works he sticks with it(some may skip a stage or two) Stage 1: Hiding/running from you, if that doesn't work he moves to stage two. Stage 2: scare tactics, hissing, opening his mouth, lounging at you. If that doesn't work to keep you away. He goes to stage 3: Biting and lots of it, most lizards stop at this stage, because that's the one that usually finally works to keep that pesky human away. But your job is to move him to stage 4 which shitting and pissing himself(I'm not joking).
User avatar #42 - brokentrucker (05/17/2014) [-]
Possibly a teenage thing for him. Who knows really. He seems healthy enough. Also, I'd recommend a brown gravel, but, whatever floats your boat. Shouldn't need more than an inch of coverage.
#38 - Thanks i was probably gonna move him soon I just had to get ar…  [+] (6 new replies) 05/17/2014 on I was going for something... -1
User avatar #39 - brokentrucker (05/17/2014) [-]
MEal worms actually go sleepy when they get chilled, so, give em a chance to warm up and they'll wiggle again. Get small amounts of supers/wax worms and avoid refrigerating them.

As for the gravel, yes, it could make things worse, but in this case, he's not likely to actually eat the gravel. Desert lizards eat sand (natural sand) to replenish calcium. The manufactured stuff, regardless of what it says, still potentially fucks shit up.
I find gravel as a nice substitute, as it transfers heat decently, and is basically a sand substitute.

Also, if you don't already, consider a calcium powder to dust crickets/worms with, or just leave it in a small dish.
User avatar #41 - spatulaman (05/17/2014) [-]
ok. try some super/wax worms. get some bright blue cliché aquarium gravel and calcium dust. thanks for the help and I do hope it works because he has been quite temperamental with me all week (won't let me hold him at all). He was always a little afraid at first but he let me hold him and now he has been acting pretty aggressive-ish these past few days
#52 - lightningglove (05/17/2014) [-]
kinda late to this conversation but I just wanted to add in some things to help out, I've had a beardie for a few years and I also work at an exotics vet over the summers.
I'd say defffiinitely get rid of any kind of sand substrate. even if they don't straight up eat the sand, they often accidentally ingest it while eating food and it builds up and causes blockages. I personally use a substrate called Yesterday's News, it's a bit expensive but it's good because it's paper based so if they do eat it, it's digestible.
another big thing is having a UV light if you don't already. having the calcium powder won't do much if they can't absorb the calcium they're eating. UV bulbs need to be replaced usually every six months.
also, feed the bugs. you can either toss them the same "salad" you feed your lizard or buy Gutload and give that to them. it's good to give a variety of bugs, too. switch around between crickets and superworms and if you ever have the opportunity, there are a ton of other bugs out there you can buy.
not sure about the aggression though, it's really weird for beardies to be aggressive
#49 - mr skeltal (05/17/2014) [-]
con't(ran out of characters)

You are on 2-ish going onto 3

To move from stage 3 to 4, you must let him bite(buy some leather gloves). You need to show him you're not afraid and that he can trust you. Everytime you go to get him out of the tank let him bite the shit out of your hand till he stops then take him out. Over time he will realise this doesn't work and will move on to stage 4 shitting and pissing(mainly on you after picking him up). Do not react to this by putting him back, that tells him that it's working. You need to show him that his tricks won't work on you and eventually he will bond with you.
#47 - mr skeltal (05/17/2014) [-]
Please DO NOT use gravel as a bedding. I repeat DO NOT use it. It very uncomfortable for them to walk on, and over time can and will wear down their claws and fingers to nubs. Use coconut mulch instead, it's cheap and no harm will can if he/she accidentally eats it.

As for the aggressiveness, it is very rare for a breaded dragon would act in such a way. But it's easily fixable. Most shy/aggressive lizards have 4 stages of defenses they go through in order to keep you away, when one finally works he sticks with it(some may skip a stage or two) Stage 1: Hiding/running from you, if that doesn't work he moves to stage two. Stage 2: scare tactics, hissing, opening his mouth, lounging at you. If that doesn't work to keep you away. He goes to stage 3: Biting and lots of it, most lizards stop at this stage, because that's the one that usually finally works to keep that pesky human away. But your job is to move him to stage 4 which shitting and pissing himself(I'm not joking).
User avatar #42 - brokentrucker (05/17/2014) [-]
Possibly a teenage thing for him. Who knows really. He seems healthy enough. Also, I'd recommend a brown gravel, but, whatever floats your boat. Shouldn't need more than an inch of coverage.
#32 - -I try to handle him at least every other day or so.(if he wil…  [+] (8 new replies) 05/17/2014 on I was going for something... -1
User avatar #33 - brokentrucker (05/17/2014) [-]
Move him into a bigger tank soon. It's not a big thing, health wise, but he'll be happier with more space.

Try varying his diet a bit more. Meal worms are a good staple, but super and wax worms they go apeshit for in my experience. Treat him after handling if you can.

Also, I would HIGHLY recommend moving from sand. I read horror stories about impaction (the sand builds up in the digestive tract, and they can't poo/digest.) It's not a huge threat, but is a possiblity. I personally use pea pebbles/aquarium gravel myself. Aquarium gravel is more expensive, but generally a higher quality, while pea pebbles are cheaper and need more washing.

If he's irrate with you, just leave him be for a while, see if it helps.
User avatar #38 - spatulaman (05/17/2014) [-]
Thanks i was probably gonna move him soon I just had to get around to cleaning the bigger tank. When you say aquarium gravel do you mean the same stuff that is used in fish tanks? if so then i'll get some of that when i move him(although wouldn't that get stuck even more than sand?). the only problem i have with meals worms and the like is that they seems to always die on me after one day (if i refrigerate them they're dead the next day no matter how low i seems to keep the temp from freezing and if i keep em out then they will do natures thing and wont be worms anymore
User avatar #39 - brokentrucker (05/17/2014) [-]
MEal worms actually go sleepy when they get chilled, so, give em a chance to warm up and they'll wiggle again. Get small amounts of supers/wax worms and avoid refrigerating them.

As for the gravel, yes, it could make things worse, but in this case, he's not likely to actually eat the gravel. Desert lizards eat sand (natural sand) to replenish calcium. The manufactured stuff, regardless of what it says, still potentially fucks shit up.
I find gravel as a nice substitute, as it transfers heat decently, and is basically a sand substitute.

Also, if you don't already, consider a calcium powder to dust crickets/worms with, or just leave it in a small dish.
User avatar #41 - spatulaman (05/17/2014) [-]
ok. try some super/wax worms. get some bright blue cliché aquarium gravel and calcium dust. thanks for the help and I do hope it works because he has been quite temperamental with me all week (won't let me hold him at all). He was always a little afraid at first but he let me hold him and now he has been acting pretty aggressive-ish these past few days
#52 - lightningglove (05/17/2014) [-]
kinda late to this conversation but I just wanted to add in some things to help out, I've had a beardie for a few years and I also work at an exotics vet over the summers.
I'd say defffiinitely get rid of any kind of sand substrate. even if they don't straight up eat the sand, they often accidentally ingest it while eating food and it builds up and causes blockages. I personally use a substrate called Yesterday's News, it's a bit expensive but it's good because it's paper based so if they do eat it, it's digestible.
another big thing is having a UV light if you don't already. having the calcium powder won't do much if they can't absorb the calcium they're eating. UV bulbs need to be replaced usually every six months.
also, feed the bugs. you can either toss them the same "salad" you feed your lizard or buy Gutload and give that to them. it's good to give a variety of bugs, too. switch around between crickets and superworms and if you ever have the opportunity, there are a ton of other bugs out there you can buy.
not sure about the aggression though, it's really weird for beardies to be aggressive
#49 - mr skeltal (05/17/2014) [-]
con't(ran out of characters)

You are on 2-ish going onto 3

To move from stage 3 to 4, you must let him bite(buy some leather gloves). You need to show him you're not afraid and that he can trust you. Everytime you go to get him out of the tank let him bite the shit out of your hand till he stops then take him out. Over time he will realise this doesn't work and will move on to stage 4 shitting and pissing(mainly on you after picking him up). Do not react to this by putting him back, that tells him that it's working. You need to show him that his tricks won't work on you and eventually he will bond with you.
#47 - mr skeltal (05/17/2014) [-]
Please DO NOT use gravel as a bedding. I repeat DO NOT use it. It very uncomfortable for them to walk on, and over time can and will wear down their claws and fingers to nubs. Use coconut mulch instead, it's cheap and no harm will can if he/she accidentally eats it.

As for the aggressiveness, it is very rare for a breaded dragon would act in such a way. But it's easily fixable. Most shy/aggressive lizards have 4 stages of defenses they go through in order to keep you away, when one finally works he sticks with it(some may skip a stage or two) Stage 1: Hiding/running from you, if that doesn't work he moves to stage two. Stage 2: scare tactics, hissing, opening his mouth, lounging at you. If that doesn't work to keep you away. He goes to stage 3: Biting and lots of it, most lizards stop at this stage, because that's the one that usually finally works to keep that pesky human away. But your job is to move him to stage 4 which shitting and pissing himself(I'm not joking).
User avatar #42 - brokentrucker (05/17/2014) [-]
Possibly a teenage thing for him. Who knows really. He seems healthy enough. Also, I'd recommend a brown gravel, but, whatever floats your boat. Shouldn't need more than an inch of coverage.
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User avatar #36 - suitandtie (05/17/2014) [-]
He may be ill-tempered, but an aggressive beardie is pretty uncommon. It is possible that since you got him from a pet store that he wasn't taken care of properly. What's the set-up you have for him?

Here's a great caresheet for you to check with:
www.lllreptile.com/info/library/animal-care-sheets/lizards-and-monitors/-/bearded-dragon/

I've never raised a beardie myself, but I've got a couple reptiles of my own, and I'm friends with a lot of reptile breeders.
User avatar #24 - brokentrucker (05/17/2014) [-]
Need more detes man.

Do you handle him often?

Whatcha feed him?

What's the shit in the bottom of his cage? (it has a fancy word, but fuck me if I can't remember it)

How big is his tank?

How big is he? (approximate length)

Tank temp average?


Skin/scale/body discoloration?

Lot of questions, I know, but, if you can give me an idea of his living conditions, I can atleast recommend on that, from my experience.
User avatar #32 - spatulaman (05/17/2014) [-]
-I try to handle him at least every other day or so.(if he will let me)
-I feed him live crickets with an occasional diet of greens (kale and cilantro is what i found he likes)
-He has calcium rich sand at the bottom of the cage( this is an older picture btw sorry)
-tank is 30''x12'' but i was going to move him into an old fish tank that i got that is almost double if not triple the size eventually
-he is from head to toe i'd say almost a foot?
-the tank usually stays at 70-80 (it's at about 78 right now)
-from what i can see theres no skin discoloration it's all about the same color pattern
If you want i can take a pic of him currently
User avatar #33 - brokentrucker (05/17/2014) [-]
Move him into a bigger tank soon. It's not a big thing, health wise, but he'll be happier with more space.

Try varying his diet a bit more. Meal worms are a good staple, but super and wax worms they go apeshit for in my experience. Treat him after handling if you can.

Also, I would HIGHLY recommend moving from sand. I read horror stories about impaction (the sand builds up in the digestive tract, and they can't poo/digest.) It's not a huge threat, but is a possiblity. I personally use pea pebbles/aquarium gravel myself. Aquarium gravel is more expensive, but generally a higher quality, while pea pebbles are cheaper and need more washing.

If he's irrate with you, just leave him be for a while, see if it helps.
User avatar #38 - spatulaman (05/17/2014) [-]
Thanks i was probably gonna move him soon I just had to get around to cleaning the bigger tank. When you say aquarium gravel do you mean the same stuff that is used in fish tanks? if so then i'll get some of that when i move him(although wouldn't that get stuck even more than sand?). the only problem i have with meals worms and the like is that they seems to always die on me after one day (if i refrigerate them they're dead the next day no matter how low i seems to keep the temp from freezing and if i keep em out then they will do natures thing and wont be worms anymore
User avatar #39 - brokentrucker (05/17/2014) [-]
MEal worms actually go sleepy when they get chilled, so, give em a chance to warm up and they'll wiggle again. Get small amounts of supers/wax worms and avoid refrigerating them.

As for the gravel, yes, it could make things worse, but in this case, he's not likely to actually eat the gravel. Desert lizards eat sand (natural sand) to replenish calcium. The manufactured stuff, regardless of what it says, still potentially fucks shit up.
I find gravel as a nice substitute, as it transfers heat decently, and is basically a sand substitute.

Also, if you don't already, consider a calcium powder to dust crickets/worms with, or just leave it in a small dish.
User avatar #41 - spatulaman (05/17/2014) [-]
ok. try some super/wax worms. get some bright blue cliché aquarium gravel and calcium dust. thanks for the help and I do hope it works because he has been quite temperamental with me all week (won't let me hold him at all). He was always a little afraid at first but he let me hold him and now he has been acting pretty aggressive-ish these past few days
#52 - lightningglove (05/17/2014) [-]
kinda late to this conversation but I just wanted to add in some things to help out, I've had a beardie for a few years and I also work at an exotics vet over the summers.
I'd say defffiinitely get rid of any kind of sand substrate. even if they don't straight up eat the sand, they often accidentally ingest it while eating food and it builds up and causes blockages. I personally use a substrate called Yesterday's News, it's a bit expensive but it's good because it's paper based so if they do eat it, it's digestible.
another big thing is having a UV light if you don't already. having the calcium powder won't do much if they can't absorb the calcium they're eating. UV bulbs need to be replaced usually every six months.
also, feed the bugs. you can either toss them the same "salad" you feed your lizard or buy Gutload and give that to them. it's good to give a variety of bugs, too. switch around between crickets and superworms and if you ever have the opportunity, there are a ton of other bugs out there you can buy.
not sure about the aggression though, it's really weird for beardies to be aggressive
#49 - mr skeltal (05/17/2014) [-]
con't(ran out of characters)

You are on 2-ish going onto 3

To move from stage 3 to 4, you must let him bite(buy some leather gloves). You need to show him you're not afraid and that he can trust you. Everytime you go to get him out of the tank let him bite the shit out of your hand till he stops then take him out. Over time he will realise this doesn't work and will move on to stage 4 shitting and pissing(mainly on you after picking him up). Do not react to this by putting him back, that tells him that it's working. You need to show him that his tricks won't work on you and eventually he will bond with you.
#47 - mr skeltal (05/17/2014) [-]
Please DO NOT use gravel as a bedding. I repeat DO NOT use it. It very uncomfortable for them to walk on, and over time can and will wear down their claws and fingers to nubs. Use coconut mulch instead, it's cheap and no harm will can if he/she accidentally eats it.

As for the aggressiveness, it is very rare for a breaded dragon would act in such a way. But it's easily fixable. Most shy/aggressive lizards have 4 stages of defenses they go through in order to keep you away, when one finally works he sticks with it(some may skip a stage or two) Stage 1: Hiding/running from you, if that doesn't work he moves to stage two. Stage 2: scare tactics, hissing, opening his mouth, lounging at you. If that doesn't work to keep you away. He goes to stage 3: Biting and lots of it, most lizards stop at this stage, because that's the one that usually finally works to keep that pesky human away. But your job is to move him to stage 4 which shitting and pissing himself(I'm not joking).
User avatar #42 - brokentrucker (05/17/2014) [-]
Possibly a teenage thing for him. Who knows really. He seems healthy enough. Also, I'd recommend a brown gravel, but, whatever floats your boat. Shouldn't need more than an inch of coverage.
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You can use the anime. It still has half the true feeling as the manga. Go ahead and use that list.
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To my knowledge, there's already a lot of material set after the second season of Index. Apparently it's VERY popular over in Japan so I'd be surprised if it doesn't get a few more seasons.
Personally, I'm predicting at least 4 seasons each.
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