Bearded Dragon Vivarium

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Introduction: Bearded Dragon Vivarium

About: I love my baby boy Rango! He is a bearded dragon and he is my world!!!

This is a really quick tutorial on making a cool environment for your bearded dragon. This is my baby boy, Rango.

Step 1: Vivarium

You will need a 3~5 foot vivarium and a heat lamp and UVB bulbs. You will also need a suitable substrate. Here I am using sand but you could use tiles, paper towel, woodchip.

Step 2: Cool Side

~ A water bowl

~ A food bowl

Put these into the cool side so that the water won't get too hot and that the food won't mould/shrivel too soon. Remember to give your beardie fresh food and water every day.

Step 3: Hot Side

~ A heat lamp

~ A basking rock. This will warm up instead of using an electrical heat rock as these can burn your lizards tummy.

Step 4: Decor

Add special reptile logs, fake plants and rocks for him/her to hide under and climb on. It also adds to the effect and makes the vivarium more of a feature.

Step 5: Add Your Lizrad

Add your lizard to your vivarium.

Watch them discover and explore their new environment.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask and please send in your lizards vivarium setup!

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    11 Discussions

    This is cool but sand is deadly to bearded dragons, as is all loose substrate. It causes a buildup in their lower intestines called impaction, and can lead to paralysis and death. Additionally, it can get stuck in their eyes and vents and cause infections. I rescue beardies and most of the worst ones are in poor shape because of loose substrate. I recommend slate tile, newspaper, or paper towel.

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    although loose substrate is not the best, and bearded dragons dont come from a very sandy areas. Sand with calcium is safe,and wont cause any problems with bowel impactions. You can buy that kind of sand from most pet stores

    Thankyou for the feed back but I have never had any problems with using sand in the past and my beardie's have grown old and never had to go to the vets. I suppose it is wners choice and preference. kendall.conn.9

    It is actually a terrarium, as it is not self sustaining.

    Where did you buy the viv? I can't find anything I like.

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    I bought it on gumtree for £65 and it came with the heat lamp, two UVB bulbs and the logs and plants!!! ValeskaRose

    Daww what a happy lizard, and I love how well he stands out against the purple sand. Your information is awesome, welcome to instructables!

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